Explore one of the world's finest collections of classical art in the virtual company of an expert art historian
Price 10 €
duration 1.5 hours
Discover the extraordinary cultural heritage of Pompeii in the surroundings of one of Italy’s finest museums on our virtual tour of the Naples Archaeological Museum. Join local guide and art historian Lorenzo on a fascinating journey through the extraordinary collection of mosaics, frescoes, statues and artefacts excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum and brought here for safe-keeping over the centuries. Marvel at an extraordinary mosaic depicting Alexander the Great’s defeat of the Persians; immerse yourself in the colourful splendour of Pompeiian wall painting, and admire masterpieces of classical sculpture like the Farnese Bull. We’ll also get to see what the ancients got up to in private as we explore the ‘Gabinetto Segreto,’ a secret collection of erotic artefacts taken from Pompeii’s bars, brothels and homes that range from sexy frescoes to a bewildering array of phallic lucky charms. Our virtual tour of the Naples Museum is the perfect opportunity to get the complete picture of ancient Pompeii from home - join us today!
Hi, I’m Lorenzo! After earning my M.A. in Art History from the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples, I worked as a journalist, art curator and editor. In collaboration with museums, research centers, galleries and cultural foundations, I have curated several exhibitions, especially on contemporary art. As an editor in a creative industry, I developed content for new technology dedicated to cultural heritage. For the past seven years I have worked as a professional guide. I am passionate about guiding in museums, because I think that nothing can touch the human soul more than a beautiful art collection: the dream of a single individual, the testimony of the history of a country, and the place where Art meets Civilisation. I am proud to have been a member of the Through Eternity team since 2017. I cover tours in the region of Campania, Naples, Pompeii, and more recently, in Rome and the surrounding region too.
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.
* 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!
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 responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!
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!
4.8 (6 reviews)
Thanks Lorenzo. A tremendous tour of an amazing collection within the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. (MANN) I now must visit both Naples as well as Pompeii.! Well presented with vivid, crisp images. After the tour, my questions with Lorenzo opened up some interesting discussion. I’m looking forward to my next trip to Italy and more tours with ‘Through Eternity tours‘.
A wonderful museum revisited
My husband and I visited the Archeological Museum in Naples in 2013. The experience was unforgettable. However, having been taken on a virtual tour of the museum in July 2020 by Lorenzo, the art historian working for the museum, has added a new dimension to our earlier experience. Lorenzo selected and talked about the most important treasures of the museum. We learned details we would have never known otherwise both about the exhibits and the museum itself. The tour was spellbinding and left us talking about it as well as reminiscing about out stay in Naples for hours afterwards. This is truly a tour not to be missed if you wish to consolidate your experience of Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum and their history and works of art. Thank you Lorenzo for this wonderful experience!