Pompeii Virtual Tour: Life and Death in the Buried City

Take a trip back in time to ancient Pompeii on our virtual tour of the doomed city

Pompeii Virtual Tour: Life and Death in the Buried City

duration 1,5 hours

Tour Overview

Join Through Eternity guide and art historian Andrea for a fascinating virtual journey into the lost world of antiquity as we get to grips with the ruined city of Pompeii. On this immersive exploration of the city frozen in time, learn why Pompeii was an important commercial centre in antiquity in the shadow of looming Vesuvius. Piecing together a fascinating patchwork of villas and baths, brothels, temples, amphitheatres and more, we'll get a unique insight into daily life in the ancient world. Relive the tragic tale of how an apocalyptic cloud of red-hot ash spewing from nearby Vesuvius buried the city in 79 AD, stopping time and paradoxically preserving it forever. Thanks to photos, videos, virtual reconstructions and Andrea's enthralling storytelling, our virtual tour will paint a vivid portrait of the city in all its variety - join us on this unforgettable journey from the comfort of your own home today!

If the day of the week or start time of this group tour doesn't work for you, please email us at office@througheternity.com to arrange a suitable alternative date.

Tour includes:

  • Live from Naples with art-historian Andrea
  • Videos, photos and reconstructions give you the full picture of the city frozen in time
  • Have your questions answered by Andrea


  • Immersive virtual history of Pompeii
  • Relive the explosion of Vesuvius in 79 AD
  • In-depth recreation of the ancient city
  • Discover the splendours of Roman art
  • Learn the fate of Pompeii's doomed citizens

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.

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! 

Discover the mysteries of the city frozen in time on our virtual tour

There is nowhere on earth quite like Pompeii. The best preserved ancient city in the world, its intricate patchwork of streets and houses, baths, bakeries and temples offers a unique and eerie insight into the daily life of antiquity. Take a virtual journey to the ancient city in the looming shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and relive the dramatic events of 79 AD when an apocalyptic cloud of molten lava and red-hot ash buried the city in an instant – stopping time and paradoxically preserving it forever. Our Pompeii virtual tour is an immersive storytelling experience that will bring this fascinating tale to life 

Gain a unique insight into daily life in ancient Pompeii with expert local guide Andrea

On our immersive webinar you’ll learn all about the ancient world, and discover why Pompeii was an important city in the Roman empire. Thanks to high-quality photos, virtual reconstructions and Andrea’s engaging narration, you’ll be able to wander through the opulent private villas of the aristocracy decorated with spectacular frescoes; learn what the ancient Pompeiians did for recreation in their spare time in the virtual surroundings of the city’s immense bathhouses, and discover what went on in the city’s innumerable brothels – still decorated today with obscene frescoes!

Learn the dark fate that awaited the inhabitants of ancient Pompeii

On our Pompeii virtual tour, you’ll also learn about the plaster casts that record the town’s doomed citizens in the poses in which they breathed their last – a touching reminder of the human scale of the ancient tragedy. Discover the intricate process that preserved their remains, and find out how the casts tell the fascinating events of Vesuvius’ eruption and the final moments of the doomed city.


Tour Reviews

5.0 (36 reviews)

We very much enjoyed the Pompeii Virtual Tour. Our guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and through with the presentation.

Ray and Grace Chow - Feb 02, 2021

It was very interesting, but I would have enjoyed hearing more about how the common people lived - not just the very wealthy

Arden Down - Jan 09, 2021

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