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“Fun day with Francesco”

Francesco Marrapese Tours
Ranked #47 of 149 Tours in Sorrento
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Owner description: Tours Transfers and Excursions with professional English speaking drivers/guides
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Fun day with Francesco”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Francesco picked us up from the Liberty of the Seas and took us to Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. My 15 year old said it was his favorite day of our 16 day trip. Francesco knows everyone and when I told him I wanted a memorable lunch overlooking the mediterranean, he called some people and got us a ocean front table overlooking the beach in Positano. Francesco is funny and interesting, and told us lots of great stories. We feel we got an "insider" point of view from a real Italian. You won't be disappointed.

Visited July 2012
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A great day on the Amalfi Coast with Francesco.”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

We hired Francesco for the day excursion of the Amalfi Coast. He met us at the ship and took us to Ravello, Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento. He was friendly, knowledgeable and had a wonderful, dry sense of humor - it made for a super day. At each stop he would give us suggestions of what to see and where to go and then a time to meet him - it worked very well. He came well recommended and we would certainly concur.

Visited October 2012
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Springfield, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Francesco, the Magnificent”
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Our group of six friends just returned from a nine day trip of Italy and were in Sorrento from Oct. 23-26 We were picked up from the train station in Naples and driven to our hotel in Sorrento by a private car service, Francesco Marrapese Tours. Our initial driver, Carlo was a delight from the moment we met. He was charming an informative and gave us tons of information about Sorrento , Capri and the Amalfi coast. We took an eight hour Amalfi coast tour with Francesco, the following day and had a blast from start to finish. I would highly recommend this tour. He was highly knowledgeable about the area having grown up in Sorrento, now living in a neighboring town and being a tour guide for many years. He was professional yet very friendly and outgoing and most importantly a great driver. He made the Amalfi coast seem tame We were able to drive to areas where the tour buses can't go because of narrow streets. Positano was amazing, walk down the steps to the ocean and shop along the way. Be sure to see one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, just outside the town of Positano, called San Pietro di Positano Francesco was able to give us a private tour of this amazing hotel, cut into rock and jutting out into the water. We were able to take lots of great pictures along the coast and Francesco knows all the hot spots. We ate lunch in a small town, close to Ravello, high in the mountains This was picturesque as well as great local Italian food and wine. One added dimension to Francesco's tour was his use of his ipad, we could watch our trip unfold and he would use clips from a number of movies and commercials made along the small towns and point out exactly where they were made. He gave us lots of information about making limoncello, the olive growing and even an in depth video of making buffalo mozzarella cheese. A private tour is the way to go, it is expensive but money well spent, for memories of a life time. Francesco was awesome and we would highly recommend him for anything related to the Sorrento region.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Outstanding Experience! Francesco is the best!”
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We used Francesco and his services 3 times in 4 days. All were terrific. One of his team picked us up at the Naples airport and drove us to Sorrento. Then, another driver transferred us from Sorrento to Naples and let us stop at Mt. Vesuvius for a climb to the top. In between Francesco took us on a 6+ hour tour of the Amalfi cost. All of his team and Francesco were top notch advisors and guides. They truly made our trip memorable.

Francesco pointed out all sorts of little known facts and sights that made the trip really come to life. Now when we see the Fiat ad, we know exactly where it was filmed.

Francesco and his team were flexible and suggested great choices of things we should see or do on our tours, and even gave us some great restaurant suggestions in Sorrento. The entire team spoke perfect English. You won't be disappointed if you hire Francesco's terrific tour guide servcies.

Visited September 2012
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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
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“Great tour!”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

There were six of us and we had Gianluca for a tour guide. He was great! Very informative and made our tour fun. We all enjoyed meeting him and sharing time with him as we visited some beautiful places. He made our day at pleasure. We would definately recommend to anyone looking for a great tour!

Thanks,
Kathi and friends

Visited October 2012
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