Pompeii with an archaeologist, the original

Pompei, Italy

Experience hosted by Luca

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

What you'll do

Are you ready to experience Pompeii with real archaeologists, who really took part to excavations and even worked in the ruins of Pompeii?

I’m not an agency, neither a tour operator, so me or my colleagues will personally take you through the ruins.

We will visit the ancient Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the
eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. the best example of a city that will make you know the life of the Romans.
During the time spent together you will live with an archaeologist an unforgettable
Experience, exploring the most important and famous buildings: the
typical house with its decorations, the shops, the thermal baths, the
theater, the lupanare, the plaster casts etc..
This tour is recommended for families, but also for archaeology enthusiasts and photography lovers.
In summer the afternoon time is perfect to avoid the
heat and the crowds, to enjoy the charm of the magical sunlight.
I can offer private tours. If you need further information do not hesitate to contact me!!

10:00 am tour in French
10:30 am tour in English
11:00 am tour in Italian

IMPORTANT NOTE about the tickets: to visit Pompeii or Herculaneum on Saturday or Sunday you must buy the tickets ONLY on line and ONLY ONE DAY BEFORE on

Other things to note
The ticket is not included (€ 16 for adults; € 2 for Europeans from 18 to 24 years old; it's free for under 18).
Our tour is free for children under seven years old.
Are you ready to experience Pompeii with real archaeologists, who really took part to excavations and even worked in the ruins of Pompeii?

I’m not an agency, neither a tour operator, so me or my colleagues will personally take you through the ruins.

We will visit the ancient Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the
eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. the best example of a city that will make you know the life of the Romans…

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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My name is Luca and I am an archaeologist and official tourist guide of the Campania region.
I graduated from the Faculty of Letters in Naples and obtained a post-graduate degree in archeology from the Federico II University in Naples (one of the most prestigious in Italy).
As an archaeologist I took part in several excavation missions in Pompeii and also in other regions and Italian cities.
I started working as a guide in 2011 and, together with some of my archaeologist colleagues and official guides, we founded a small working group. With them I also shared university studies and research projects in Pompeii. Here we offer guided tours which aim to convey our passion for Pompeii and the archeology of our region.

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My name is Luca and I am an archaeologist and official tourist guide of the Campania region.
I graduated from the Faculty of Letters in Naples and obtained a post-graduate degree in archeology from the Federico II University in Naples (one of the most prestigious in Italy).
As an archaeologist I took part in several excavation missions in Pompeii and also in other regions and Italian cities.
I started working as a guide in 2011 and, together with some of my archaeologist colleague…
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From $30
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Wed, Jul 28
From $177 per group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Private groups only
From $177 per group
Wed, Jul 28
$30 per person
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 5 other guests
$30 per person
Thu, Jul 29
From $177 per group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Private groups only
From $177 per group

Where you'll be

A step back in time to discover the ancient city and to understand the ancient lifestyle of the Romans.
We will visit: the theaters, graffiti, a typical house with its decoration (mosaics and frescoes), the shops (the bakery and the typical restaurant), the baths, the lupanare with the erotic frescoes and the famous plaster casts of the victims.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 367 reviews.

Romane
July 2021
Super expérience avec Luca ! Il a su nous captiver et nous transporter dans le temps du début à la fin de la visite ! Ces explications étaient très claires et il a répondu à toutes nos questions ! Nous recommandons Luca les yeux fermés. Si vous voulez que votre visite de Pompéi soit inoubliable, foncez !
Super expérience avec Luca ! Il a su nous captiver et nous transporter dans le temps du début à la fin de la visite ! Ces explications étaient très claires et il a répondu à toutes…
Garrett
July 2021
Benedetto was very knowledgeable. He was able to paint a picture of the life of the people of Pompeii before the eruption. He goes in depth when you ask questions and overall really is an expert at what he does.
Sophie
July 2021
Super visite avec Luca avec lequel nous avons déjà découvert Naples! Je conseille, car sans lui nous serions passé à côté de plein d'informations sur ce site incroyable. Notre fils de 10 ans à adoré. Luca a été attentif et prévenant avec lui. Merci Luca! Sophie&René&Gaspard.
Super visite avec Luca avec lequel nous avons déjà découvert Naples! Je conseille, car sans lui nous serions passé à côté de plein d'informations sur ce site incroyable. Notre fils…
Barbara
July 2021
Muy buena experiencia. Ludovica nos explico todo genial y respondió a todas nuestras preguntas. Todo narrado con mucha pasion y entusiasmo, contandonos anecdotas y curiosidades que normalmente no sale en las guias. Para la vuelta, nos ayudo con todas las indicaciones. Muy amable y simpatica, recomiendo 100%
Muy buena experiencia. Ludovica nos explico todo genial y respondió a todas nuestras preguntas. Todo narrado con mucha pasion y entusiasmo, contandonos anecdotas y curiosidades qu…
Annabel
July 2021
If you’re going to Pompeii, I’d definitely recommend Benedetto. He is so knowledgable and has carved out all the best places to show you
O
July 2021
Luca est très interessant et competent. Il sait capter l attention de son auditoire par des tas de petites anecdotes. Je recommande !

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    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Fri, Jul 30
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  • Sat, Jul 31
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Sat, Jul 31
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $30 per person
  • Sun, Aug 1
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Identity Card from under 18 to 24 years old

Comfortable shoes