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Matt Oglesby, from Apopka in Florida, USA said:-
Barbara responded right away to my emails. She contacted us the day before our tour in our hotel room. When we arrived in Pompeii she was waiting for us with our maps and tickets (it was cultural week so this was free, but this meant she waited in a line ahead of our arrival for these tickets) and was ready to go. Overall the tour was excellent!
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Barbara was very fluid in her presentation of the city. She knew her facts, and moved to each new site with a very smooth transition. The conversation never had a pause and we were always learning. She was great at getting us around crowds and moving the tour along. We visited Athens, Delphi, Rome, and Pompeii, and this was the first tour my wife actually said “I have never been so interested in history”!
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After all the research I did, I am confident she is the best guide out there. The way I found her was by seeing her video on how to navigate the trains of Naples. The fact that she cares enough about strangers to post this is a small example of her caring and compassion for her clients. After our tour was over, we stayed in the ruins alone for a few hours. Barbara even told us to call her on her cell if we had any questions while exploring alone!
April 22nd 2011

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Trygve Kroepelien from Norway said:-
It has taken some time since we were in Pompeii, but we would like to tell you that we enjoyed the visit very much. Your explanations and concern for our interests made this day a very memorable event of our visit to Italy. We also had dinner at the Sora Lella restaurant and enjoyed this very much.
Kind regards
Trygve and Kjersti
22nd April 2011

Gary Mellini from the US said:-
Barbara made our trip to Pompeii an incredible experience that went beyond viewing ancient buildings and taking photos. Her narration of the story of Pompeii, its inhabitants and everyday life added a dimension that would not be captured by guidebooks and audio tapes.
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She was prompt, professional and took the time time to offer suggestions about dining and other attractions.
10th October 2010

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Bob from Old Tappan in New Jersey says:-
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I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Barbara is very knowledgeable as well as friendly and accommodating. Prior to the tour I exchanged several emails with her, and she was surprisingly responsive.
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Mine was a private tour, one on one. Although it cost a bit more than going with a large group, it was definitely worth the price. I asked lots of questions and got interesting and informed answers. I appreciated the fact that Barbara was able to customize aspects of the tour based on my personal interests.
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I highly recommend Barbara. She is an excellent tour guide and will do everything in her power to make your tour interesting and enjoyable.
8th August 2009

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Clif Freedman from the US says:-
Hello Barbara,
Arlene and I would like to thank you very much for the absolutely fantastic experience of our tour with you on Capri, IT.
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We first contacted you through the internet months before our expected arrival in Italy.
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We asked you about your expertise and how you would operate the tour of Capri for us.
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You gave us specific answers to our questions and left open the ability for us to customize our experience once we arrived on Capri.
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More importantly, you responded to us via email in a very timely manner. We exchanged emails defining our interests and getting information and recommendation from you regarding what we should see on Capri.
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Once we arrived in Italy we called you with via telephone, as planned, You answered the phone! Pronto! Now I know that doesn’t seem like such a big thing but for 2 Americans traveling thousands of miles, with months of planning, depending on someone we didn’t know, to actually have our plans materialize was a very satisfying event!  We arranged for our meeting on Capri.  When we arrived on Capri via ferry from Sorrento, you were there waiting for us as promised and planned!
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Then we spent the entire day with you, as our personal guide, touring Capri.  You were extremely knowledgeable and easy to be with for an entire day.
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Not only are you a professional guide, with great intelligence, and communication skills but you have a wonderful sense of humor which made the day most enjoyable.
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The value of your service to us as a guide was far greater than we expected and we thank you for that.  You exceeded our expectations!
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We hope others take advantage of your guide service as we did, whether it is on Capri or the other areas within the region you work.
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Barbara, thank you!  I am always available to recommend you if other tourists would like to contact us via email.
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Sincerely,
Clif Freedman
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009
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Betsy Gordon Foundation, San Rafael, Ca, USA.

Pompeii Tour, May 18th 2009

Jean-Battiste Merlin >” “I loved it.Barbara the guide was really good. It was one of the best guides that i ever had. She is totally involved, she knows about history, I did learn a lot with her. I have seen Pompeii already 2 times, this was the third time and I really enjoyed it.””

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Lou Lieberg > “”Barbara is knowledgeable about all the facts and artifacts on our tour and was quite responsive to our questions as well as incredibly kind and nice to be with throughout the entire day””

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Ronda Lieberg > “”She was very very informative. This is my second time in Pompeii …having Barbara with us today I learned so many things…I definately would recommend her, and I would even go with her again on another tour.“”

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Betsy Gordon >“”She is wonderfully knowledgable on Pompeii and the history of Italy. She is friendly, tremendously knowledgable and extremely pleasant speaking. Do come and share time with her, she is a great guide“”

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Brad McEwan, Professional Tour Manager for Tauck World Discovery & Rick Steves Guides

 

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Brad McEwan (of Rick Steves Tours) Says:-

Barbara is one of the best guides I’ve ever had.
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She always made sure that we were understanding and made the tour is a way that was spontaneous rather than out of some guide book.

Its really rare to find a guide who not only gives you the story in an interesting way but also the facts and figures so that they are pertinent to the present day.

My (tour) customers always feedback ….that it was such a great tour…such a clear tour….like someone showing you their home town….a much more intimate tour.

They always ask “is she going to be our guide tomorrow” and in many cases I can’t secure her services because she’s in such high demand.

I would be very keen to hire her again in the future.”

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Dr. Larry Usilton, from the History Department of UNC-Wilmington, NC USA said:-
Dear Barbara:
I want to thank you so much for the wonderful tour of Pompeii on March 10. It’s been a month, so you might not remember our group.  Everyone in the group was very pleased with the tour and had many good things to say about your knowledge. If we are ever in the area again, I’ll be sure to ask for you as a guide.

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Marged Lindner said:-
“”Barbara,
Kate and I thank you for your excellent tour at Pompei. I hope to get to the Naples area again in the next year, and would love to continue the tour with you as there was so much more I would like to see and hear. ”
21May 2007

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Lous Rus has frequenly used Barbara Guide's services run his  events

Lous Rus of BASF Netherlands says:-
Over the last five years Barabara was our guide in lot of trips. She was responsible for everything from the moment that we arrived till the moment we leaving. She has a very good knowledge about the area of Napels and a lot of relations.
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Everything will be possible and she finds for our groups every time very good locations.  But for all she is very professional, speaks English very well and you can allways count on her. For me and also for my colleagues it was allways a pleasure to work with her. If you want any information call me.
April 14 2008

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Susan Vranken said:-
“”Hi Again Barbara,
What I really thank you for is the great excursion you gave us!!. We absolutely loved the Amalfi Coast and Positano!! But you and Anthony made it even better. I know my daughter and I are so shy that it was hard to tell if we had fun (Ha HA) but believe me, all my friends already know all about that trip !!! Thanks for making it so memorable.
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With Great Fondness
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Susan
October 4 -2007

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Natalie from incoming agency Studio ITER S.r.l. said
“”I just had the client on the phone who was very pleased about the meeting as all the fedback they got was very positive and everything ran very smoothly.
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A big thank you to Barbara, who made life so much easier for me as she was very professional and helpful all the time. Bravo!!!
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Thank you so much, again, for all of your hard work this past weekend!
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I so look forward to working with you in the future!
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Ciao,
Natalie

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Sandrine, said –
“”Barbara was indeed of great assistance. I couldn’t have dreamt of better help on the spot! She very professional, helpful and kind. The client liked her very much and the fact that we did go on well made us work in a very respectful atmosphere!
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I was  very happy with the services. Your professionalism and Barbara’s helped us to make of this event a great success.
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Thank you and I hope to work with you and Barbara again in the future.
Best regards,
Sandrine
(client of following agency)
Giselda Ceccotti
Studio ITER S.r.l. –  DMC ITALY
Via Roma 71. Perugia. Italy

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