Phlegraean Fields Virtual Tour: History and Myth in the Ancient Fields of Fire

Discover a fascinating world of ancient legends and history in the dramatic Campi Flegrei

Price 20 €

(4 Reviews)

Phlegraean Fields Virtual Tour: History and Myth in the Ancient Fields of Fire

Tour Overview

Join local guide Andrea on a virtual journey into the mysterious world of the Phlegraean Fields, an area rich in fascinating history, ancient mythology and extraordinary natural beauty not far from Naples. A highly volcanic area related to nearby Mount Vesuvius, the Campi Flegrei (literally the Burning Fields) is actually a massive volcano composed of 24 separate craters. Massive eruptions dating as far back as 39000 years ago have carved out this unique landscape, a landscape that ancient Roman legends situated as the entrance to hell itself. Here too is the mysterious Lake Avernus, a dark and lifeless lake where classical texts recounted that even birds feared to fly over, as well as the Cave of the Sibyl where according to legend the ancient seer predicted the future to the hero Aeneas. The Phlegraean Fields was also where important Roman aristocrats and senators built their luxurious summer homes, and we’ll be virtually exploring the stunning ancient cities of Pozzuoli, Baia and Cumae on our online tour. The Campi Flegrei is a fascinating and beautiful corner of Italy that few tourists ever get to see - join Andrea on our virtual tour today to get the full story!

Tour includes:

  • Live broadcast from Naples
  • Immersive webinar with local guide Andrea
  • In-depth exploration of the Phlegraean Fields
  • Have your questions answered by Andrea
  • €25 credit towards future Through Eternity services

Highlights:

  • The Phlegraean Fields
  • Pozzuoli
  • Baia
  • Cumae

Tour Description

Meet your guide: Andrea

Hi I’m Andrea! A native of Naples, I’ve lived in the Campania region of Italy all my life, and I have a deep love for its art, archeology, music, architecture, cuisine, natural beauty and - of course - its people. I have shared this world with many, many visitors over the years,showcasing the vast range of this wonderful place. When I was 14 years old I started working as an actor in theatres, and this plays a central role in how I communicate on my tours today -  I always try to put something theatrical into everything I do :-)


What Exactly is a Through Eternity Virtual Tour?
  

The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.

If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group!

As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first respondershealth workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!

* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *

Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!

Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support! 

 

Tour Reviews

5.0 (4 reviews)

Rarely visited gems in Italy!

I had heard of the Phlegraean Fields during previous trips to the Campania region of Italy but never had the opportunity to visit the area. When I noticed that Through Eternity was offering a virtual tour on this subject I was very intrigued and excited to join in and learn more. No doubt this area is very obscure, rarely visited, and a beautiful treasure. In his usual (and much appreciated) fashion Andrea delves deep into the history of the area, provides great background knowledge, and intertwines the ancient past with present day. I also enjoy how Andrea tries to recreate how ancient structures and towns looked when they were originally established and inhabited. Despite it being late at night (this tour runs at 2300 Italian time) Andrea showed much enthusiasm, excitement, and dedication to the subject. I very much enjoy Andrea’s passion for Naples and the surrounding area and look forward to more great tours! Please continue to explore the super unique and rarely visited gems in Italy!

Stephanie - Oct 20, 2020

Walking fiery fields with fiery Andrea

Andrea once again demonstrates why he may be one of the best--if not the single best--ambassador for Naples and southern Italy: a depth and breadth of knowledge, expertly communicated through maps, images, and stories. Always with grace, with, generosity, and with humility. This tour delivers on the promise of its subtitle: Andrea weaves a compelling narrative of the history and myth, the topography and architecture, the art and culture of these fascinating fiery fields on the edge of Naples. He takes us places that I suspect most of us, even those most committed to traveling in Italy, have never visited and know very little about (beyond a few literary references, notably Virgil's description of the entrance to the underworld). But even if you happen to know a lot more about these important fields than I did before Sunday, Andrea will help you see them--and by extension, Naples, Rome, and Italy--more clearly in all of their layered complexities.

David - Oct 06, 2020

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