Dario Davide Archaeologist
Dario Davide Archaeologist
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Private guided tour: Have a great private guided tour in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Naples Archaeological Museum with a private real English-speaking archaeologist for exploring the heritage of our enchanting Past.
Pompeii, Campania, Italy

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2024

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Nelis P
Nigel, South Africa41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
If you want to have the most of Pompeii, mount Visuvius and Herculaneum with a guide with far above average knowledge of the above places, Dario is the person to contact. Real good in English !
Written 4 June 2024
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Amy W
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
Booked the 5 hour tour directly from Dario Davide’s site. Dario is exceptionally knowledgeable; we saw, I’m sure, every important site in Pompeii. He checked in many, many times to be sure we understood everything and wanted to know what questions we had. We also learned many things you would not pick up on your own- from road repairs to graffiti insides home to paleobotany. Highly recommend! Constantly asked us what we were interested in knowing.
Written 23 March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Thank you so much Dario! I cannot give greater praise to Dario for guiding us through Pompeii and the Archaeological Museum of Naples. I did a lot of research while planning our trip to Italy and contacted Dario after researching him online and reviewing his website. All his great reviews are true. He is passionate, scholarly, a true archeologist with a calling to share his knowledge with others. During his tour he gave incredible insight not only with Pompeii, but also gave a perspective on the culture in relation the Roman Empire of the time. He captivated our teenagers who have been studying Pompeii in their school and discussed recent research and findings. The experience tied together many things we saw during our Italy trip.

Dario also helped us navigate some huge logistical challenges that I thought would prevent us from getting to Pompeii and the Archaeological Museum. I presented them to Dario by email and he quickly responded with an itinerary. Problems solved! We were able to do so much with our time because of Dario’s organizational skills.

Pompeii is immense. While touring Pompeii Dario would seamlessly navigate us through the unmarked streets of Pompeii educating us along the way. I was also thankful not to be part of the many large groups that we passed. Many times, we would see individuals from other groups listening in on Dario’s intriguing discussions.

Dario seemed to know everyone in the park, getting us through lines and crowds. The man has clout! With the effort it takes to go on a big trip it made sense for us to have the opportunity to work with someone as skilled as Dario. We are very thankful.
Written 5 January 2024
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Katefan0
DC37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Dario was FANTASTIC! He had a wealth of historical and societal information, his educational training really shone through. He also was incredibly patient and kind, he was able to field any question we had with ease, and he even ended up going over time with us. Just a really great person and a great experience!
Written 13 November 2023
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Dave B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Had the most interesting tour of Pompeii with Dario. He really knows his stuff. His passion for history/archeology in general and Pompeii specifically really comes thru. Felt like I was taking a PH.D level course. Very happy we spent time with him.
Written 4 November 2023
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ErieLover
Boston, MA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Dario Davide will make your visit to Pompeii unique and unforgettable. Dario is a true professional, whose knowledge is grounded in academic as well as practical experience. Pompeii can be overwhelming, but Dario provides a contextual background and shares his extensive knowledge while always taking one’s particular interests into consideration. He is conversant with current scholarship on Pompeii and the other archaeological sites in Campania, and has taken part in recent projects forming part of such studies. He is an archaeologist and a historian who loves his work. Throughout my nearly six hours with Dario at Pompeii he was always considerate of my slower pace, despite his unflagging energy. Dario is consistently courteous, and delightfully personable. Spending time with him at one of the most important archaeological sites in the world was enjoyable as well as educational. True experiential learning! As a retired history teacher and former historic home tour guide, I wanted my exploration of Pompeii to be in the moment, not lost in a crowded tour group or seen haphazardly while snapping photos with my mobile. Dario was my lens, so that I was free to observe and partake in an extraordinary afternoon. I strongly recommend that you make him your lens as well.
Written 24 October 2023
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Mike M
Irvine, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Dario is the best guide. He is an archaeologist, and his knowledge is obvious, but his passion is invigorating. We spent several hours going through parts of the Pompeii ruins, and he kept all of us (including my teenage children) engaged. It was hot in the Summer, but it was an amazing experience.
Written 23 August 2023
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Miles L
London, UK7 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Friends
We took a five hour guided tour of Pompeii with Dario and really enjoyed our day. Dario was fun to walk with and he made sure to check in with us that the level of information he was sharing was right for our interests and knowledge. He was flexible about the things to see, again checking to ask what our priorities were. He was extremely knowledgable and delighted us in ranging across issues, details and by drawing comparisons and differences between time periods and what that tells us about the story of Pompeii. 11 out of 10!
Written 8 August 2023
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Conrad S
Bradenton, FL70 contributions
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Jun 2023
We have used guides whenever we travel abroad. We found Dario Davide to be an absolutely exceptional guide. He is first and foremost an archaeologist with deep knowledge of the Pompeii and Herculaneum sites. He is exceptional at bringing his knowledge and passion to life with stories, metaphors, and analogies. We had limited time in the area so we packed a tour of Pompeii in the morning and Herculaneum in the afternoon. Honestly we were just as engaged in the afternoon as we were in the beginning of the day. I strongly suspect that we will find a way to tack on another day in Pompeii in the not too distant future, and will only do it if we can book Dario.
Written 17 June 2023
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J. M. Davis
Brookhaven, GA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Dario is an archaeologist who actually worked in Pompeii. My family of 5 visited Pompeii with Dario 3 years ago and just returned for a tour of Herculaneum. Of course it was a spectacular experience once again. There isn’t a question to which he doesn’t know the answer ( we asked a lot) and he is full of energy. My kids were 15, 13 and 9 for Pompeii and 3 years later were very excited to see him again.
A tour of these places without Dario would have been much less fulfilling and enjoyable. It is well worth the very reasonable price to have this enhanced experience. Book him!
Written 12 June 2023
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