Hi, my name is Simona Mandato

About You

First of all, what is important to me is YOU: What are you interested in? What do you expect in visiting our region around Naples, Amalfi coast, Salerno, Pompeii? What are your (logistic, family, time, etc.) requirements? Because I know everyone is different! I will “tailor” the tour program after your demands and expectations, and it will perfectly fit on you.

That’s why I only make private tours, for families and for friends groups.
Let me first read about your wishes and needs and advise you properly, so to be sure I can “tailor” the best suit on you.

About me

Hello, my name is Simona Mandato, born in Naples. In the last 15 years I have been guiding English, German and French speaking visitors through this amazing region called Campania. I love my hometown and my country! And I am enthusiastic about meeting people from all over the world, showing them the beauty of my region, and exchanging with them.

I like defining myself a “gourmet”, always on the hunt for the best restaurants and wineries. I believe that cooking is culture too! I also love (and hunt for!) artisans and of their fascinating works. Then I put all these experiences in my tours for those curious travelers who want to go beyond the expected.

My tours join culture with the discovery of local traditional cuisine, wine and food tastings, or visit to farms and workshops to see how our food and typical crafts are made.

The high demand for my tours led me to get my own team of tour guides: I chose the ones sharing my same inspiring principles at work, and I taught them my “little secrets”. But I always work behind the scenes for you….

After my studies of Political Sciences at the University in Naples, I lived and studied in Belgium and in Germany. 2004 I reached the official Tourist Guide License by Regione Campania. For the magazine “Campania Felix” I wrote articles about gastronomy and nature. I worked in the organization of different cultural institutions (film and dance festival, publishers). So I also know what organization means when I have to arrange the best for my clients!.

MEET THE TEAM

Our specialists are at the heart of Avada Destinations. They have all travelled extensively and documented it perfectly so you can enjoy your adventures.

Michael Chabbi

President & Founder

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Kelsie Maden

Account Director

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Greg Simkins

Marketing Director

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OUR PARTNERS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners, who work with us to deliver the best in bespoke travel

OUR PROMISE

No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us make your escape perfect.