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Gaetano's Pompeii Tours

Porta Marina Superiore | Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 31 Activities in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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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
1 review
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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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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited Rome in mid-July with our 2 kids and mother-in-law. My husband and I have been to Pompeii previously and made the dreadful mistake of doing the tour without a guide. When my 12-year old insisted that we visit Pompeii, we wanted to make it special. I consulted my trusty Rick Steves book and noticed that Gaetano was recommended.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There were 6 of us ranging in age from 71 to 12 - from the moment Gaetano started the tour he had everyone's attention. The grandchildren (ages 12, 14 and 16) rated this tour as their favorite. They retained everything Gaetano told them about Pompeii. The adults also found his style captivating - he brought us back in time and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We are a family of 5 (kids ages 12, 14, 16) What an incredible day! A very kind gentleman who is extremely knowledgeable, informative, and most of all engaging. We found his information in the Rick Steeves book. It was the absolute perfect way to see Pompeii. A true professional. He arranged for a driver ( Daniel) to pick us... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My family and I (2 daughters 8 & 11) are finishing a 3 month trip of a life time through Europe. While in Rome we thought a day trip down to Pompeii would be interesting (we had a hire car). I selected Gaetano because of the large amounts of excellent ratings and because of some earlier very positive comments about... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My friend and I were trying to book a tour for Pompeii and we called Gaetano to get more information about the cost. When Gaetano picked up, he spoke very curtly and told us to call him back later, since he had a tour group in front of him. First of all, don't pick up the phone if you can't... More

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