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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Uncover Pompeii with an Archaeologist

Pompei, ItalyPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Roberto

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Italian, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

This online tour is an appetizer of Pompeii: we will "escape" from the lockdown and move back into Roman times!

I'll tell you the history of the city, from the beginning to the eruption, and then to the discovery.

You'll get an introduction to the daily life of 2000 years ago, discovering the private and public buildings that characterize the ancient city.

During our virtual trip, we will visit some of the these attractions: the Amphitheater (Roman gladiator stadium), the Thermopolium (Roman snack bar), an example of a Roman house, the thermal baths, the Lupanare, and the Forum (main square).

I'll also share the techniques that archaeologists use to create the plaster casts of the victims of the eruption of the Vesuvius.

Looking at maps videos and photos, you will have a taste of the Roman times that'll give you an idea for a future offline visit.

Of course, I'll be happy to answer all of your questions, too!

*This experience is great for private groups, for team-building and for students and schools*

**Yana will be my co-host for the experience in chinese every saturday and sunday**

***If you are interested in other days and timing don't hesitate to contact me and I will try to arrange that for you!***

**** When the borders reopen see you on my offline experience: "Uncrowded Pompeii with an archaeologist" (https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/253189) ***
This online tour is an appetizer of Pompeii: we will "escape" from the lockdown and move back into Roman times!

I'll tell you the history of the city, from the beginning to the eruption, and then to the discovery.

You'll get an introduction to the daily life of 2000 years ago, discovering the private and public buildings that characterize the ancient city.

During our virtual trip, we will visit some of the these a…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Roberto can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $165.
From $25
/ person
Wed, 25 Nov
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (EST)
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$25 per person
$25 per person
Fri, 27 Nov
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person
Fri, 27 Nov
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Roberto

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 401 Reviews
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Welcome! My name is Roberto. I am an archaeologist and an authorized guide of the Campania Region.

I obtained a bachelor's degree in Cultural Heritage, master's degree in Classical Archaeology, and a post-graduate degree in Archeological Heritage.

I've been an authorized guide of Campania Region since 2011, and I have also worked as an archaeologist all around the Mediterranean Sea.

I guide people to discover the ancient history and beauty of Pompeii, the famous site buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD.

I lead an experience on Airbnb called "Uncrowded Pompeii" (https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/253189) that is the best rated offline experience of Pompeii.
With this hard situation I'm ready for a new challenge to share my knowledge to everyone on this special online tour!

Yana is my co-host for the experience in chinese
Welcome! My name is Roberto. I am an archaeologist and an authorized guide of the Campania Region.

I obtained a bachelor's degree in Cultural Heritage, master's degree in Classical Archaeology, and a post-graduate degree in Archeological Heritage.

I've been an authorized guide of Campania Region since 2011, and I have also worked as an archaeologist all around the Mediterranean Sea.

I guide people to discover the ancient history and beauty of Pompeii, the famous…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 401 reviews.

Jill
November 2020
Really enjoyed taking this virtual trip to Pompeii! It felt like we were really there! I hope to visit in person one day! Very friendly guide!
Jay
November 2020
Thank you for the wonderful “trip” to Pompeii!! The experience is done with a combination of high quality images, maps and google maps street view. Combined with the excellent guide and top notch information it really feels immersive like you are actually there!
Thank you for the wonderful “trip” to Pompeii!! The experience is done with a combination of high quality images, maps and google maps street view. Combined with the excellent guid…
Lana
November 2020
Awesome. Roberto is truly an expert! And the Google streets tour was very effective. For a while it really felt like we were in Pompeii. I strongly recommend!
Andre
November 2020
Authentic experience. This virtual tour of Pompeii is the next best thing to being there with an authentic expert local guide. Well worth it.
Andre
November 2020
THIS WAS AN AMAZING VISIT. I LEFT OFF "virtual" BECAUSE ROBERTO MADE IT SO REAL....I JUST ABOUT FELT I WAS WITHOUT THE JETLAG OF COURSE!
Jennifer
November 2020
Great experience! Extremely educational and gives you a taste of just how much there is to explore if you plan to visit Pompeii in person. Roberto is a wonderful guide - if you'd love to learn more about the history of Pompeii, this is a prefect place to start.
Great experience! Extremely educational and gives you a taste of just how much there is to explore if you plan to visit Pompeii in person. Roberto is a wonderful guide - if you'd…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.