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Gaetano's Pompeii Tours

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Address: Porta Marina Superiore | Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy
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The top highlight of our two weeks in Italy

Don't do Pompeii without a guide. And not just any guide. Get Gaetano. He is prompt, professional, gracious, and most importantly, he adores Pompeii. It's not just a job to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Don't do Pompeii without a guide. And not just any guide. Get Gaetano. He is prompt, professional, gracious, and most importantly, he adores Pompeii. It's not just a job to him. It's a calling. He will take you back in time, and he will do it without exhausting you, even though you will see and learn a great deal. Of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Gaetano is possibly the best Tour Guide we have encountered in the last 4 years. Even though we did his Tour - then through ViaTours we have told so many of our friends of this incredible experience with him. He brought Pompeii "to life" for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were in Italy during Easter week and were fortunate to be able to book our tour with Gaetano. He was already booked with another family, but they graciously agreed to share with us. Having transportation to Pompeii was so much nicer than having to go through the train, even though the Italy train system is fine. The driver was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Spent 3 months in Italy and our trip south to see Pompeii was one of the highlights. Gaetano and his driver were the best tour guides. Learned and saw so many things that we never would have seen had we visited Pompeii on our own. Wine tasting and lunch on the slopes of Vesuvius was spectacular. HIGHLY recommend this tour.... More 

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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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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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