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Gaetano's Pompeii Tours

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Address: Porta Marina Superiore | Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy
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Great Explanatory tour

It was a great tour. He showed us everything. Our kids (9 & 6) adored Gaetano's enthusiasm, detail, and habit of squatting down to show them something at their level. I retained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

It was a great tour. He showed us everything. Our kids (9 & 6) adored Gaetano's enthusiasm, detail, and habit of squatting down to show them something at their level. I retained an enormous number of moments from the day (now nearly six months ago). He was fun, relevant, funny, authoritative and let loose in a way that meant everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Gaetano made our Pompeii visit amazing. When our last minute itinerary changed, Gaetano worked within our schedule and met us right at the train. He tailored made the afternoon perfect for our crazy group. He made the tour fun and entertaining and revealed the secrets of Pompeii that we would have missed on our own or with an audio guide.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gaetano's tour of Pompei came at the end of a two week whirlwind tour of Italy. We arrived at Pompei a bit tired of traveling and of tours but that all changed the minute Gaetano opened his mouth. He grabbed us immediately with his enthusiasm and his deep knowledge of history and Pompei. We were hooked! By the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A previous reviewer wrote "he makes connections with the world of yesterday and today, associations that go well beyond Pompeii, but give enormous meaning to your visit" and I couldn't agree more. Gaetano's passion for Pompeii and his extensive knowledge are evident from the moment you set out on your tour. He makes an ancient city come to life and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We undertook a packaged day trip that Gaetano offered. A private car picked us up in Rome and drove us to meet Gaetano in Pompeii. Where upon we met Gaetano followed him through the streets of Pompeii on a personal tour, sharing his decades of Pompeii knowledge, and getting us through the hordes of other tourists efficiently. Then our car... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Gaetano's tour takes guiding to a level which very few guides have the intelligence, education and humour to reach: he makes connections with the world of yesterday and today, associations that go well beyond Pompeii, but give enormous meaning to your visit. He does a brilliant job of making the stones speak, but much more than that: he lets you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Gaetano was phenominal. This was our second time touring with Gaetano, and he was even better than the first time. We had a mixed group, my wife and I are in our 30's, as were two others in the group. My 10 year old son, and my in-laws were with us as well. Gaetano not only kept the whole group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Pompeii was a dream destination for my family, and we sought out and found the best way to visit it. 2 months before the trip I contacted Gaetano, and although a day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Positano is a bit on the pricey side, I decided it would be a welcome reprieve from the constant hustle and bustle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I will begin with our driver, Daniel, who picked us up at our hotel and explained the plan for the day. He kindly let me ride up front because of my tendency to get car sick. He was forthcoming about the fact that there might be traffic going to Positano and other coastal places--so we were warned. He was knowledgeable... More 

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Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

About 30 days before our trip, my daughter asked if we could go to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. So I began researching tour companies. I had viewed and emailed several companies, but none of them seemed to have a personal touch. Then I emailed Gaetano. He promptly returned my email with suggestions for our tour and prices. He also... More 

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