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“Fasntastic experience on the Amalfi Coast”

Francesco Marrapese Tours
Ranked #44 of 150 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
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fasntastic experience on the Amalfi Coast”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We booked a full day tour of the Amalfi coast with Francesco in July 2013. What a great day! He replied very quickly to my many emails and provided us with a car seat for our 21 month old son. He knew a lot about the region, from vegetation and history, to soccer and economics. We were in the process of learning Italian, and he also gave us lots of little grammar tips! The iPad videos and photos were also super fun. He took us to Pompeii and arranged a guide for us, who really enriched our experience there. The whole day was a great mix of driving and free time, including a lovely restaurant for lunch. We also booked our transfer from Naples to Sorrento with his company. The service was flawless. Francesco deserves every five star review he has received here! Don't hesitate to book with him!

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Louisville
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding tour of the Amalfi Coast - highly recommended!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had an absolute blast with Francesco! This tour was the perfect way to see the Amalfi Coast, especially if you only have a day. Francesco is a delight - he's knowledgeable and interesting, as well as really fun with a great sense of humor (and an excellent driver, even in the rain!). We visited Positano, Amalfi and Ravella (plenty of time to see each town) with a wonderful stop for lunch high on a hillside with a great view. Francesco used his ipad to show us video clips of movies and commercials that had been filmed in the areas we were passing, pointed out walnut, chestnut, lemon and olive trees, told us about the history, traditions and superstitions of the area, and answered all our many questions with patience and humor. We recommend Francesco without reservation - all those "excellent" ratings on Trip Advisor are well deserved and totally accurate . Thanks, Francesco, from your Louisville KY fans!

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent service...definitely recommend”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We hooked up with Francesco via Trip Advisor and have not been disappointed. Close to 200 top review ratings can't be wrong. He was on time every time and if it was not him personally who picked us up, then his colleague Marco was there as his stand-in and was as equally efficient, knowledgable and personable. Great transfers and tour along the Amalfi Coast. Many thanks from Richard and Angela from Australia

Visited July 2013
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“Professional, knowledgable, and unique experience.”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

We love Francesco. We toured the Amalfi Coast with him in 2011 and engaged his services again for this trip. He is very knowledgable and provides a unique, first class experience. His prices are reasonable and he is worth every euro! We will be back in the future and look forward to touring with Francesco again! Grazie, Dr.Steven and Julie Hymovitch

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Drive from Rome Airport to Positano - Worth it!”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

My husband and I decided to enjoy the Amalfi Coast as part of our honeymoon. What a great choice! For those travelling to the Coast, you're probably aware of the various modes of transportation, as well as the length of travel time (3.5 - 4.0 hours) from Rome Airport. We looked into the cost for each mode and decided (for several reasons) to pay a bit more and go with a driver directly from the airport to our hotel door. For one, I am pregnant and second incase of any delays with our incoming flight etc. we didn't want to take a chance and miss our train or transfer, at which point you will lose your ticket and will have to buy another one. To avoid this, as well as the fact that we weren't sure where we were going; we decided to hire a personal driver.

After reading reviews online, Francesco's service came up with high ratings...and now I know why. We were greeted at the Airport by one of his drivers, Claudio. He was so polite and professional for the entire service. We had the vehicle that Francesco promised, a Mercedes with A/C, which made the 3.5 hr drive that much better. Claudio is by far the best driver we've had in Italy. On our way to the hotel he made sure to stop at a great autogrill for food and a washroom break. He also gave us a tour of the hot spots along the coast and even stopped so we could take amazing pictures. He is a cautious driver and drove smoothly. I would recommend this service to anyone interested in hiring a personal driver; it is worth the money, they are professional and Francesco gets back to your email promptly. We were so happy, that we used the service again from Positano to Rome.

Visited July 2013
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