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Pompeii VIP: Skip the line with a TRUE Archeologist

Pompei, Italy

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Experience hosted by Raffaele

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do

*Choosing this tour you SUPPORT real LOCAL HOSTS/AUTHORIZED GUIDES. Also, we are a team of TRUE Specialized Archaeologists (for many exps is just a trendy "title") and our mission is to share with you a deep understanding of Pompeii.

** NEWS: We integrated our Itinerary with the LATEST discoveries/new openings (discovered 2020) and the most beautiful areas of Pompeii: with this itinerary we cover the greatest part of the city avoiding CROWDS.

Do you want to visit corners of the city where tourists don't arrive? Do you want to relive the feelings of the last hours of the Roman colony with an expert?

The best way it's to make it with a LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGIST and Licensed GUIDE!

Explore the ancient city with me, its ruins and take a trip back in time. Meeting your guide at the ticket office and with an intimate small group we will leave from the main entrance of the city: Porta Marina Superiore.
From there looking at the volcano, the Mt. Vesuvius, we will pass through the Antiquarium, where I will show you the objects found during the last excavations, such as the coin that changed the date of the eruption. Continuing we will pass through the Basilica, the Forum with the market and the main Temples of Apollo, Jupiter and Isis talking about the connection with MOZART...we will walk through the Decumanus major (Main street of Pompeii), looking closely and from inside the stunning BATH HOUSE SUBURBAN (recently opened!); the famous LUPANARE (Uh-Uh)!
We will explore some of the most beautiful DOMUS (houses such as the the Faun, Golden Cupids etc)), and in particular the richest Domus where the restorations were made by my Professor: house with an amazing garden, painting walls and mosaics;
NEW ENTRIES (latest openings).
The visit will continue through stores and roman restaurants along our way, a visit to the famous Plaster Casts (BODIES), a stop at the oldest part of the city (Doric Temple), Gladiators training ground and the Great Theatre where you can sing too if you wish :-)

| TOP-NOTCH EXPERIENCE |

- Real SMALL group (each group is about 8/9 ppl)
- Kids and FAMILY are welcome :-)
- Me and my team will provide you all the INFO to reach us in the best way
- We are happy to help you for all your needs
Other things to note
- Meeting Point is: PORTA MARINA SUPERIORE (as Point of interest on Google Map you can find "Hortus Restaurant and Garden Bar" we wait in front of it)

* SMALL GROUP ONLY ( e.i. if we have 14 bookings we will have 2 guides of 7 people each :)

- Tickets are NOT INCLUDED. 18yo FREE; 18-25 REDUCED for EU.

How to get the meeting point:
- By TRAIN: take CIRCUMVESUVIANA LINE from Napoli Garibaldi Station or Sorrento. Stop at POMPEI SCAVI-VILLA DEI MISTERI (It's just in front of the meeting point)
- By CAR you could park at "Camping Spartacus" or "Parking Zeus"


*We don't suggest to take TRENITALIA, but If you take TRENITALIA the meeting point is 30 min walking or 10 mins by taxi

* EVEN If you don't see a date or you have a different hours, please send us a message and we can open a new slot.
This exp has amazing and specialized co-hosts all verified!

* For more reviews or for a tour of Naples have a look to our exp:
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*Choosing this tour you SUPPORT real LOCAL HOSTS/AUTHORIZED GUIDES. Also, we are a team of TRUE Specialized Archaeologists (for many exps is just a trendy "title") and our mission is to share with you a deep understanding of Pompeii.

** NEWS: We integrated our Itinerary with the LATEST discoveries/new openings (discovered 2020) and the most beautiful areas of Pompeii: with this itinerary we cover the greatest part of the city avoiding…

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Meet your host, Raffaele

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 463 Reviews
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Ciao explorers!

I'm a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 12 years of field experience on my neck and I am an Official Tour Guide of the Campania Region. I have a degree in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D. in Archeological Heritage -with a project on a Pompeii's roman building.

I did my FIRST archaeological excavation at POMPEII and since 2008 I have been part of an International Team of Archaeologists where we found a Roman bath in an area of the Vesuvius never discovered before (Apolline Project); my love for history brought me to many dig sites around Italy (Rome, Molise, Etruria) and since the 2015 I am Archaeologist Member of the Vatican Team Commission for Archaeology in particular for the excavations of the Catacomb of Naples (St. Gennaro). Also, I am working as researcher on an archaeological excavation here in Naples (the underground of Naples is an amazing world!) and you can find my published research papers about Pompeii or Naples on Academia edu under my name.

Since I was a child, I have always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). I am the founder of "Naples Grand Tour" a team of LOCAL AUTHORIZED guides that offers tours of quality all over the Region Campania.

- 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. (see pics on the slideshow)

Me and My co-hosts/friends are ALL official guides and archeologists who all studied at the University of Naples Federico II. We'll offer our guide's skills of years and knowledge and a deep understanding of local culture, art, history, archaeology, and more for those who want to understand and investigate the incredible richness of Pompeii and...we are local :)

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Ciao explorers!

I'm a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 12 years of field experience on my neck and I am an Official Tour Guide of the Campania Region. I have a degree in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D. in Archeological Heritage -with a project on a Pompeii's roman building.

I did my FIRST archaeological excavation at POMPEII and since 2008 I have been part of an International Team of Archaeologists where we found a Roman bath in an area of the Vesu…
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Where you'll be

*SMALL GROUP ONLY lead by Local Specialized Guides/Archaeologists!

-We start from one entrance and we stroll throught all the city, till the end: the Theater.
Between "Cardini" and "Decumani", you will experience a true archaeological survey! On this fresh and careful tour, you will discover the whole city, its characteristics, its secrets and its mysteries. Try to imagine being a Roman or a traveler.
Porta Marina Superiore; Basilica; Foro; Temple of Apollo, Jupiter and Isis (Iside); Suburban Bath House; Lupanare; Public Fountains; Houses and roman Garden; Stabian Road; Abundance road; Bodies; Roman Bakery; Roman Restaurant (Thermopolium); Triangular Square; Doric Temple; Gladiator training ground; The Great Theatre

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 463 reviews.

Jeremie
October 2020
Nous avons fait une visite guidée avec Daniela. La visite était super, Daniela a su faire une visite captivante pour nous comme pour nos enfants de 5 à 12 ans ! Je recommande vivement de faire cette visite avec elle !
Alison
October 2020
Nous avons eu la chance de decouvrir Pompei avec Daniela. Elle a su nous faire partager sa passion, nous expliquer enormement de chose et surtout repondre a toutes nos questions. Elle nous a aussi expliqué plein de "Funny Fact". Je la recommande à 100%, nous avons vecu une tres belle experience avec elle.
Nous avons eu la chance de decouvrir Pompei avec Daniela. Elle a su nous faire partager sa passion, nous expliquer enormement de chose et surtout repondre a toutes nos questions. E…
Annelies
October 2020
Theresia is een heel toffe vrouw die heel veel kennis heeft. Door het nemen van een gids/archeoloog heb je veel meer aan het bezoek van Pompei dan zonder. Je weet naar waar je kijkt!
Weronika
October 2020
Rafael is extremely knowledgeable and the tour was super insightful. We could have spent easily another 2 hours listening to him! Definitely recommend:)
Birgit
October 2020
Es war ein wunderbares Erlebnis mit Raffaele durch Pompeji zu wandern. Man merkt, wie sehr er für das Thema brennt. Er hat uns auch die private Palestra gezeigt, über die er seine Thesis geschrieben hat. Alles sehr interessant. Wir können die Führung nur wärmstens empfehlen.
Es war ein wunderbares Erlebnis mit Raffaele durch Pompeji zu wandern. Man merkt, wie sehr er für das Thema brennt. Er hat uns auch die private Palestra gezeigt, über die er seine…
Hugh
October 2020
Our guide was Michele, a native of Naples. He was a great guide, taking us on a journey through Pompei covering the life of the city and describing the various talking points in a really down to earth way making us more aware of what we were seeing. It was a fantastic tour and so very enjoyable I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour to my friends.
Our guide was Michele, a native of Naples. He was a great guide, taking us on a journey through Pompei covering the life of the city and describing the various talking points in a…

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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

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

*Discount on another Experience (tour of Naples, Herculaneum etc) if you book this. Contact us :-)

- Even If you don't see a date or you have a different hours, please send us a message and we can open a new slot.