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“Fantastic Day!!!”

Gaetano's Pompeii Tours
Ranked #12 of 47 Tours in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Private day tours and walking tours to Pompeii and surraundings .
Valley Stream, New York
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115 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic Day!!!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Our trip to Pompeii started with our driver Leo picking us up. Leo is a very knowledgable, gracious, and entertaining young man. We drove down to Pompeii with Leo explaining so much Italian history to us. Then Gaetano Manfredi takes over the tour of Pompeii. He is the most knowledgable of all tour guides. He explains everything in detail and you feel as if you are living thousands of years as the Pompeiians did. You also feel very special having Gaetano as your guide because he is well known and respected. It was quite evident that everyone knows him. After our wonderful tour was over, Leo took us to Positano and the Amalfi coast. This is a most beautiful place. Leo took us to a wonderful restaurant on the beach. The food and wine were delicious and we had a lot of laughs. Leo is very accommodating and as my sister in law said, an excellent driver, which is great because some of the roads are very scary. We felt very safe with Leo. The 4 of us adults had the most wonderful day because of Leo and Gaetano. We recommend Gaetano's tour and you must have Leo as your driver. Grazie Mille !!!

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Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
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“Terrific Tour of Pompeii”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Pompeii came to life when Gaetano took us on our tour of Pompeii. We were amazed at the life the Romans led so many years ago. He was a terrific guide, met us on time, and our tour ended on time so we could continue the tour on to the Amalfi Coast, to Positano with our private guide. We would do the same tour all over again!!!

Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Carol M
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Burlington, Canada
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

I really cannot add to the great reviews that he has already received. Do not waste your time going to Pompeii without him. He is funny, friendly and knows the subject matter. The tour is a mix of social history, history and geology. Gaetano provides a GREAT way to see this wonderful site in a very efficient time frame.

Visited September 2012
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Clovis, California
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26 reviews
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“Pompeii Tour”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Our group of four American couples contacted Gaetano via email from the recommendation in Rick Steve's book. We met him promptly at our agreed upon time, and he immediately took charge. His English diction was excellent, his ability to communicate the history of the beginning of Pompeii, the eventual disaster, and how the society of Pompeii impacted the history of Italy and the world. Subsequently he eloquently connected the influence of the Roman Empire, and the relationship of history learned in Pompeii and its modern society of the First Century to how the World and our modern society must pay attention to the details of world politics and religion. There was no down time with Gaetano, he brought Pompeii alive and captured how people in the society at that time lived on a daily basis. We highly recommend Gaetano for his knowledge and professionalism, as well as his warm and authoritative personality.

Visited October 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Gaetano's Pompeii Tours”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This day trip when we visited Naples on our cruise was one of highlights of our trip. Myself and two friends were met at the quayside when the ship docked on 27th September by Alessandro who took us to Pompeii to meet Gaetano, who expertly guided us round Pompeii. His enthuasiam and knowledge was fabulous, he made it fun but at the same time conveying how life really was in Pompeii. He made us feel special in his approach to the tour and this is the person to contact if you wish to visit Pompeii. We then proceeded down the Amalfi coast to Positano and Sorrento with Alessandro, who was an amazing driver/guide, with loads of stops along the way for photos etc. He was an easy person to be around and we had lots of fun along the way. Would certainly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area. It was so easy to book with e-mail correspondence.

Visited September 2012
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