My name is Paola Gargiulo, founder & owner of Sorrento Magic Tours. I’m an Italian, born & raised in Sorrento and its surrounding area of Capri, Positano, Amalfi and Pompeii. Since 2006 as a licensed professional tour guide, it’s been my privilege to meet travelers from all over the world and to help them discover my region’s natural beauty, history, culture, hidden secrets and joyful way of life. Specializing on the Sorrento area for these past 14 years, I have developed the key local relationships, knowledge base and experience necessary to craft and guide successful tours with satisfied clients. I’m particularly knowledgable of local hiking trails and conservation areas, and, as a nature lover, I relish helping my clients get their feet on the ground to really experience the area. My most valuable expertise, though, is the ability to communicate and to understand my clients’ needs. Having traveled extensively all over the world, I know what it’s like to be a guest in a foreign land, and, studying Interpreting & Translating at university in Rome, I am fluent in English, Spanish and my native Italian (and proficient in 3 other languages). I’ve had ample opportunity on my group tours to connect with people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds and I’ve learned how paying attention to every little detail, even the little things often take for granted, can go a long way. I strive for flexibility to deal quickly with the unexpected, to accommodate ad hoc requests and to customize travel plans. The happiness of my clients is my highest priority and my greatest reward.
At Sorrento Magic Tour we customize, organize, and guide authentic experiences for private groups traveling to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast region. Our focus and expertise is on curating off the beaten path experiences to help you avoid the crowds and hang with locals. Our tours go beyond the mere basics covered in travel books to delve into legends, secrets and stories of daily life here. If you can describe your dream vacation to us, we can make it happen. By leveraging our experience and relationships, we’ll take care of all the details so you can relax and feel at home. We both design your tour and lead it and, with no middlemen, can offer better prices than our competitors. What we offer:
- Private Group Tours led by owners and locals
- Custom Travel Planning & Consulting — we can book all local transportation, accommodations, tours, guides, tickets, dining reservations
- Expert Hiking Guide and coordinator for local outdoor activities
About the Region
No doubt Italy is a beautiful country, but I am especially lucky to live in the Campania region on the Sorrento Peninsula. I was born and raised here enjoying its beautiful landscapes, pebbly beaches and blue sea. That beauty also afforded me a livelihood and an appreciation renewed through the eyes of my tourist clients. This peninsula is a place truly blessed: the sun is seemingly always shining while the air temperature is pleasant throughout the year. The vegetation is lush green with lemons, oranges, olives, and grapes grown for export and as the key staples of our local culinary traditions beloved by our many visitors– fresh cheese, vegetables, tomatoes, pizzas, pasta, gelato, etc… Sorrento, the main tourist hub for the region, is also very safe with virtually no crime, and is a perfect launch point for day trips to Capri, the Amalfi coast, Pompeii, and Naples.