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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Uncover Pompeii with an Archaeologist

Pompei, ItalyPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Roberto

60 minsHosted in 5 languages
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

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 main attractions as the Amphitheater (Roman gladiator stadium), the Thermopolium (Roman snack bar) 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*

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

***Yana, Giada, Maurizio and Luca are my co-hosts***

**** When the borders reopen see you on my offline experience: "Wonders of Pompeii with an archaeologist" (https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/253189) ****

THE CHINESE, RUSSIAN and ITALIAN versions are available only for PRIVATE GROUPS
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 main at…

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 a private group
    Roberto can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $152.

What to bring

  • YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: THE PRICE IS PER PERSON AND NOT PER DEVICE
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT ROMAN TIMES, ARCHAEOLOGY AND VOLCANOS

Meet your host, Roberto

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

My Experience is featured on Vogue, Travel+ Lesure, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed and more!
I’m honored to have hosted more than 5000+ guests and companies (as Apple, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Cisco, Alibaba) from all over the world to Pompeii with my online and in person experiences that obtained 1000+ 5 star reviews.

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 also the best rated in person experience of Pompeii: "Wonders of Pompeii" (https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/253189).
With this hard situation I'm ready for a new challenge to share my knowledge to everyone on this special online tour.

Yana, Giada, Maurizio and Luca will be my co-hosts.
Welcome! My name is Roberto. I am an archaeologist and an authorized guide of the Campania Region.

My Experience is featured on Vogue, Travel+ Lesure, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed and more!
I’m honored to have hosted more than 5000+ guests and companies (as Apple, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Cisco, Alibaba) from all over the world to Pompeii with my online and in person experiences that obtained 1000+ 5 star reviews.

I guide people to discover the ancient history and beauty of…
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Thu, May 13
$19 per person
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
$19 per person
Thu, May 13
$19 per person
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
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$19 per person
Thu, May 13
From $152 per group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $152 per group

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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 909 reviews.

Jennifer
May 2021
"That was awesome!" said my 7 year-old son after our presentation. This was an interesting and informative experience and we give it two gladiatorial thumbs up from our little family. Thank you, Roberto!!
Bryce
May 2021
Such a treat to see images and hear stories from Pompeii from someone so knowledgeable! Roberto made sure there was plenty of time for questions and that everyone felt comfortable speaking up to ask their's.
Cara
May 2021
I organised this as a team social for work and it was really great! The team all really enjoyed themselves. It was super interesting and gave the feel of a Summer escape when we can’t travel. Thanks Roberto!
Kathryn
May 2021
Roberto was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our time in Pompeii! He was also excellent with kids - answered their questions and kept them involved and engaged.
Jules
May 2021
We attended the Pompeii virtual tour with Roberto. He clearly knew *a lot* about the history of Pompeii, and was excited to share his knowledge. Able to answer any questions—be it on the taxation of Ancient Rome or the fast food preferences of merchants—Roberto made the hour entertaining and informative. The session fun and interactive. We can’t wait to meet Roberto for an in-person tour of Pompeii once we excavate ourselves from COVID.
We attended the Pompeii virtual tour with Roberto. He clearly knew *a lot* about the history of Pompeii, and was excited to share his knowledge. Able to answer any questions—be it…
Lisa
May 2021
We weren't sure what to expect with our first online experience, but it was great! Roberto clearly is very knowledgeable (we loved that he is an actual archaeologist at the site), well-prepared, and he made the whole experience fun. He was great at engaging everyone and had some clever little jokes. The inclusion of a Google Earth walkthrough of the site was an unexpected bonus and made it feel much more like the real thing. You should check it out!
We weren't sure what to expect with our first online experience, but it was great! Roberto clearly is very knowledgeable (we loved that he is an actual archaeologist at the site),…

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  • Thu, May 13
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Thu, May 13
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Thu, May 13
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 1 other guest
    $19 per person
  • Thu, May 13
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $152 per group
  • Thu, May 13
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $152 per group
  • Fri, May 14
    4:30 AM - 5:30 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $152 per group
  • Fri, May 14
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Fri, May 14
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.