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 Pina took our family of four - two adult and two kids (10 and 13) of a two hour tour of Pompei. We wanted to get a very good experience and really get as much as possible out of our visit to Pompei and that is why we asked Pina to guide us. It was a very good experience. The two hours (I actually think we spent almost three hours together) went by without us noticing but we felt that we got a very good introduction to Pompei, the time, the catastrophe and the history of the site. She was also very good with the kids and got them engaged and interested as well. My very best recommendations for anyone who is planning a visit to the site. 

 Brava, competente e comunicativa, queste le doti di Pina Paesano, che in poco più di due ore ci ha fatto fare un viaggio di più di duemila anni. 

 Non sempre ricorro all'ausilio di guide durante i miei viaggi, però devo dire che una guida brava come Pina fa la differenza. Se fossero tutte come lei certamente non me ne priverei. La capacità di riversare in due ore circa della visita la storia di un mondo e di epoche lontane, di fartele vedere vive, palpanti, come se fossero accanto a te, ti arricchisce profondamente. Questo ha fatto Pina per noi, ho visto Pompei come non avevo mai fatto, il filtro che ha realizzato questa magia è la preparazione, la competenza, la cultura e anche la capacità di veicolare tutto questo come se fosse una cosa semplice. È stato bello e anche divertente. Lo consiglio a tutti 

 Pina was brilliant from the offset! I was desperate for my two boys 14 and 15 to enjoy and to get the most out of our trip to Pompeii and were lucky enough to be part of a group of 10 she gathered near the ticket office. Pompeii is huge and she guided us expertly making our trip as comfortable as possible. She was animated in her explanations ....well she's Italian after all! She's fun and she brought the place to life. I was moved by her story telling and the boys were glued even in the sweltering heat! 

 Assieme a mia moglie è mia figlia abbiamo visitato una decina di giorni fa Pompei. Abbiamo avuto la fortuna di avere come guida Pina che in due ore intense e piacevoli ci ha portato per mano e con simpatia a conoscere questo magnifico sito. Grazie Pina 

 Pina è una guida preparatissima, energica, profondamente appassionata e innamorata del suo territorio ricco di storia. In poche ore e nonostante il caldo di agosto, ci ha fatto scoprire i segreti di Pompei rendendo il tour piacevole ed estremamente interessante. Pina è vivace, spontanea e assolutamente consigliatissima! 

 Preparata, gentile e di bella presenza, Pina ci ha fatto vivere, in due ore di tempo, la quotidianità di Pompei, attraverso una piacevole passeggiata nonostante il caldo di agosto, rispondendo a tutte le nostre domande. Una visita senza di lei a farci da guida sarebbe stata dispersiva e poco gratificante. Consigliata! 

 Abbiamo contattato Pina su consiglio di amici ed abbiamo trascorso una mattinata veramente speciale al Parco Archeologico di Pompei. Pina non è solo una guida eccellente, ma una persona davvero speciale. Competente, simpatica, capace di coinvolgerti profondamente nella storia della città di Pompei e nella vita quotidiana dei suoi abitanti prima della catastrofe, raccontando aneddoti particolari e divertenti. La nostra visita a Pompei non sarebbe stata così speciale senza i racconti di Pina che si è fatta voler subito bene da tutti noi con il suo grande entusiasmo e la sua estrema gentilezza. Pina non è solo una guida eccezionale: è molto di più, una compagna di viaggio speciale. Grazie Pina ! Laura, Giorgio, Giulia e Tommaso di Merano (Bz) 

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 Pompei grazie a Pina non è una pagina di storia, diventa attuale piena di novità da scoprire. Pina riesce nei suoi racconti a far si che la città di Pompei diventa reale e magicamente ci si immagina di vedere intorno a se una città viva nella sua piena quotidianità. 

 Thank you Pina for an amazing and informative tour of Pompei- you made the city come alive for us can’t thank you enough 

 Based on a recommendation we had Pina as our guide for Herculaneum and Pompeii for our family of 6 adults. We could not recommend her highly enough. She had incredibly up to date knowledge, was able to answer all of our many questions in great detail and also as a local answer our questions about the area. There was no taking us to places selling souvenirs that you don't want as we have experienced with other guides. We also arrived at Herculaneum early enough to miss the crowds and to go and have a local coffee and pastries at a place Pina recommended that was fantastic. Pina made both sites come alive for us and without that, you simply would not get the appreciation of the extraordinary history of these places. She was engaging and fun and we could not recommend her highly enough. 

 I was the trip leader for a 42 person group a few years ago. I was given the name of Pina and her tour guide partner, Luciana Coppola. They arranged the bus and boat transportation to Pompeii, Positano, Rome, Amalfi and Capri. They would take turns as guides on a daily basis. What was the absolutely biggest highlight of the trip was the lunch they scheduled for us in the hills above Positano at a wonderful restaurant. It was the most fun our ski club members have ever had a planned meal. The meal was outstanding and the restaurant made a special meal for our g-free participant. On the other trips, if we wanted, they would call ahead and try to set up fixed lunch (with 1-3 choices) at a reasonable price. All of the places set up by Pina and Lucianna were great. When you have 42 people who want lunch in a small town, it's often hard to accommodate a group of that size in a timely manner. We were always seated and served immediately. In Amalfi and Capri, they also talked to locals who had boats who could give us a coastline ride/tour at a very reasonable fee. Thanks to Pina and Lucianna for providing our trip participants (both seasoned European travelers and first-timers) with an unforgettable experience. 

 Pina was recommended to us by some friends who had used her for a tour with their family, so naturally we followed their recommendation. Pina was super responsive when we first contacted her, and gave us good directions to get from Naples to Pompeii (which is tricky by train!). Her tour of Pompeii was excellent, personalized to fit our wants and desires, with an overwhelming amount of history to consume! She really made the experience come alive for us. Also, we did not waste time as did the larger groups waiting in line for a few of the main attractions, but instead were allowed to pass because her colleagues obliged us to do so (probably saved 20 minutes or more!). She is very animated and enjoyable to listen to, plus a very personable and sweet lady! She not only gave us an historical tour, but a truly Italian cultural experience we wouldn't have had otherwise! By the end of the tour, we were walking around with a new friend!! We wouldn't hesitate to call her up again if we were back in Italy! Great job and thanks a million Pina! Ciao!!! 

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 After a lot of searching on google and various sites we decided to book with Pina for our Pompeii tour, travelling with 3 children meant we had to find a family friendly guide and Pina was perfect! She was so patient with our children, making everything very intriguing for them, my daughter can still talk for 20 minutes about Pompeii and her history teacher loves her for it. If you want a Pompeii guide full of knowledge and passion Pina is your guide. 

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