A special virtual tour: THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII
Are you ready to jump back in time until just before the Plinian eruption of 79 AD destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum? This tour will allow our digital explorers to recreate these ancient cities in detail and to dive deep into the culture, the organization and the places where the activities of an ancient Herculaneum or Pompeian citizen took place over the course of a day.
Connected from a device and just like on regular tour, visitors will have the opportunity to follow an itinerary and to interact with a tour guide in real time.
Our tour will highlight four sections:
The first part will take place among the public places of these cities: the Herculaneum Theatre, the Central Baths; Pompeii’s Forum and the “Schola Armaturarum”.
The second part of the itinerary is dedicated to the Domus (houses): “House of the Tragic Poet”, “House of the Faun”, “House of the Labyrinth” and “House of the Citharist”.
The third part will be a journey into Pompeian and Herculaneum painting. Each fresco and mosaic will be analyzed in detail, focusing on their beauty and their meaning.
The fourth, and last part of the itinerary, will be entirely dedicated to the Villa dei Papiri and its extraordinary library.
The tour will end with the reconstruction of the event that changed forever the history and geography of the Vesuvian area. The Vesuvius eruption narrated in the voice of the great actor Mariano Rigillo, reconstructed with the advice of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology: an extraordinary document that will close our journey exactly at the point and moment when it all began.
HOW TO JOIN:
- The tour will be hosted on Zoom;
- After the registration, you will receive an invitation with the Zoom Meeting link.