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Pompeii and  Herculaneum - Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town

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Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town

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(85 reviews)
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

In this captivating tour we explore the lives of the ordinary people of Pompeii - the city on the Bay of Naples that was buried by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The plaster-cast bodies of the victims are the most vivid shocking reminders of the horrific event that made Pompeii famous, but who were these men, women and children so cruelly frozen in time? I'll bring you through the famous Necropoli (the roman cemetery) of Porta Nocera where you could admire the stunning and monumental tombs of the most famous families; from there we'll reach the most famous area where a group of people was found trying to escape...the Garden of Fugitives: I'll tell you about the technique of the "plaster cast", the poor people found there and about archaeological research during my excavations. After this, from an hidden path I'll reach the great terrace where you will enjoy the most tragic and beautiful landscape of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. I wait for you, Ciao!


Meet Raffaele- Archaeologist

Raffaele- Archaeologist

Raffaele is a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 13 years of field experience and he's an Official Tour Guide of the Region Campania. He has a BA in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D in Archeological Heritage. Also he works on archeological excavations in Naples and in March 2021 he discovered a roman villa built outside the ancient Pompeii. Since he was a child, he has always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). His company Grand Tour Experience (www.grandtourexperience.com) runs tours and experiences through all Italy and organizes incentive travels or private events at uncommon and prestigious locations.- The municipality of City of Pompeii has awarded us the Prize for great and honorable guide and we are proud of it! (Oct 2019)- In September 2019 the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011 Dr. B. Beutler was with us for a tour of Pompeii. He loves to meet new people!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Pompeii and Herculaneum with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

n n.

17 October 2021

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Noreene, Lancaster, PA .

04 October 2021

Raffaele is "family" and brings his passion for archaeology to every tour. It is as close to being there as I can imagine.....he is such a warm and endearing guide, and brings Pompeii back to life in all its glory. Thank you for every tour, Raffaele!

Vivien B.

29 September 2021

Another fascinating tour by Raffaele. Really interesting, just love his enthusiasm for his subject.

Justine H.

29 September 2021

An excellent teacher

Desdra (California) W.

28 September 2021

Excellent tour. A bit sad at the end but it's part of the experience to see what happened to the people of Pompeii. I wish the signal would have been strong enough when he entered the rooms but that's not Raffaele's fault just the way wireless signals work.


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