Explore the haunting ancient temples of Paestum on our virtual tour of one of the world's great archaeological sites
duration 1.5 hours
What was Italy like before the rise of ancient Rome? Find out on our immersive virtual tour of mysterious Paestum, one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites far from the average tourist’s radar. Founded in the 6th century BC by sea-worshipping Greek settlers known as the Poseidonians, Paestum boasts three extraordinarily well-preserved Greek temples whose massive and beautiful forms speak hauntingly of a distant world. Join local guide and storyteller Andrea to trace the fascinating story of this remote colony, from its rise to one of southern Italy’s most important cities to decline and conquer at the hands of the newly powerful Roman Empire. We’ll be virtually wandering through the ruins and poring over ancient frescoes, mosaics and artefacts that offer a vivid window into the splendours of antiquity, including the absolutely incredible paintings adorning the Tomb of the Diver. Our immersive Paestum virtual tour is a great chance to see a hidden side of Italy’s ancient heritage - book your place today!
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 :-)
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 responders, health 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!
5.0 (8 reviews)
Andrea does another wonderful tour, reminding me again of the enormous presence of the ancient Romans and Greeks in Italy. Again, we mostly visit Pompeii to see intact ruins, but Paestum, like Ostia Antica and Herculaneum is another example of ancient civilization right under our noses. I love how Andrea brings the ancients to life by showing us details of how they lived, and his history knowledge is amazing as he explains ancient Europe and how civilization evolved. Paestum is on my list to visit!
I had another excellent tour of a place that just calls me back to the Ancient World. I had always wondered how these ancient Greek monuments survived the centuries against the barbarians, pilferers and constant wars. All my questions were answered and new ones were created as we learned and saw more and more. Outstanding photos put us right in the middle of the place and now I cannot wait to sign up for the Sicily tours. Keep these virtual tours coming! Great job and all my thanks!