We feel so lucky that we choose Dario to show us the wonders of Pompeii. He is incredibly generous with his knowledge and his time, and we had a wonderful morning with him. He showed us every possible interesting site, we learnt so much, and we felt we'd seen the entire city! We could never have seen a fraction of that alone, nor probably with any other guide. My 17 year old history loving granddaughter thought we'd struck gold by finding Dario - and she's right!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Sheehan I thank you for your nice words, but it was truly a pleasure. Sharing a passion of mine with wonderful people like you is a gift you gave me. I think I'm very lucky because I can be in the midst of art – what I love - and earn a living. When I meet people like you who are so interest, kind and generous, it is a great pleasure for me. I wish the best to your granddaughter, a future archaeologist - who knows - your daughter and you. Best Regards Dario
Bernard G.San Jose, CA, United States
Dario met us at the train station stop for Pompeii. Dario was a very enjoyable guide because he was not only a guide but a seasoned archeologist. He would give us a much more in-depth explanation of the ruins we were seeing and he showed us many off the beaten path. He was very Italian, in speech and in his demonstrativeness. His only slight negative would be that he was very defensive if he thought you were questioning him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir I apologize for being late but I didn't notice your review. In this period I'm studying a lot and I'm a little distracted. Thank you for your kind words: I always try to offer my best to our guests. For me it was a joy to be your guide. Best Regards Dario
Alan CabellyUnited States
Dario was extraordinary! He began with a long detailed description of what we were to see, then he showed us. He took us places that no one else was going, and responded to our requests for additional areas that were not on his usual route. His archeological background is evident, as is his love for the work. Additionally, our three hour tour became more than four (with our permission, of course), as he saw that our love for Pompeii, and our thirst for knowledge, approached his. THANK YOU DARIO!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir I didn't work with you. It was a wonderful "emotional experience". When I refer to people like you, I never use the word "customer" because this word emphasizes the economic relationship between us. I prefer to use the word "guests", a noble word that emphasizes the "emotional relationship" between us. The ancient Greeks in any case honored their guests, considered "sacred". You have been wonderful guests to me. Thanks for your nice words. All the best. Dario
David GloverHarby, United Kingdom
Pompeii is immense and what could have been a very large area of ruins was brought to life by Darius. His knowledge and commentary was brilliant. A great guide with a vast knowledge on both Pompeii and its associated history and daily life. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir I greatly appreciated your company and your interest in Ancient history and Greek and Roman archaeology. The subject is extremely vast and complex but Pompeii helps us understand su much. In these days in Stabiae, a Roman town near Pompeii, I am carrying out an archaeological excavation in collaboration with the prestigious Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, and perhaps one day we could visit together that magical place. Who knows .... Meanwhile, thank you for everything. Best Regards Dario
Shelagh DoyleUnited Kingdom
His knowledge of Pompeii was incredibly detailed and his long-range view of human culture was interesting. He took time to explain & show us fine details, and frequently checked to make sure we understood or had questions. Highly recommend. Thank you, Dario,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam It has been a real pleasure to guide you in Pompeii. I have really appreciated your interest in the ancient world. Thank you for your attention and thank you for your kind words. Best Regards Dario
Gayle GormanUnited States
Knowledgeable and engaging - made Pompeii come alive for us! Excellent English. Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam I thank you for the nice words: I really appreciated. I had a lot of fun with you. When a person works and has fun too, because he is with beautiful people, that person is very lucky because he is not working. I didn't work with you that day. Thank you so much Yours Dario
Marla CaplanUnited States
What a generous, gifted and knowledgeable guide he is. We are grateful to have had him. Marla Caplan and Ken Schuberth
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam Thanks a lot for you kind words. I really enjoyed your and your grandson's company. Thank you very much for everything. Good luck.
Michael McDonaldUnited States
Dario was FANTASTIC! So much knowledge about the area and how history then is relative to now. We were a group of nine, and he captivated all of us- even the 10 year old. We appreciated the additional time he spent with us as well, loved his humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir I'd like to thank you for your kindness: I didn't work with your family and you when we visited Pompeii because it was really a pleasure to stay with you. Thanks for your review too. For any problem in Sorrento, you have my mobile phone number: just call me. Yours Dario