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Ruins of Herculaneum

Corso Resina 6, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Life as it existed in this ancient Greek settlement (5th century B.C.) was frozen in time when rivers of hot mud flowed down its streets from an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corso Resina 6, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everybody knows Pompeii but there are five villages "frozen" in time by Vesuvius: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale. The pyroclastic wave and the material which covered quickly the town preserved various objects and skeletons of people waiting for a rescue ship. It's another view...More

Thank Michaela P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place I actually thought this was much better than pompei you get a better understanding of there lifestyle and the boat yards with u think they said 300 souls. A definite must see

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For me this site had an edge over Pompeii as it was less busy, smaller scale and more space to explore without getting in the way of others. Take plenty of water and/or snacks when it's hot so you can make the most of your...More

Thank Westwood77
Reviewed 2 days ago

More intact than Pompeii, but much smaller, and for that reason, a little less impressive. Also, rather less loved and maintained than Pompeii

Thank Fortysomething7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was amazing! The ruins here just blew us away. Because it's slightly less known than Pompeii, there's less people and the ruins here are even in a little bit better shape. Amazing place, if you're in this region definitely a can't miss!

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Far less crowded than Pompeii but just as interesting, very atmospheric. Easy to cover the whole site in a few hours. We took the fast train from Rome which took 70 minutes.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited both Herculanem & Pompei Herculaneum in the rain - ancient drainage system still works really well !! Definately take a guided tour - the official guides really know their stuff, better than slightly Tour-type guides at Pompei. While Pompei is huge, Herculaneum is...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited by train from Napoli on a wet day . Very atmospheric and interesting. Only a small part of city has been excavated but what has is amazing . You can actually walk in and around most of the buildings unlike Pompei and the preservation...More

Thank Sail B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You could spend a long time exploring the Herculaneum. It's amazing to witness something from the Latin textbook come alive with Mount Vesuvius as the backdrop. There's an underground car park that is less than five minutes' walk to the tickets office. You can choose...More

1  Thank Toffeee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Herculaneum is beautiful. Whereas for Pompeii you need a full day to explore properly, Herculaneum can be explored in half a day. Parts of Herculaneum are preserved incredibly well, we perfect mosaics left intact, paint and decorations on walls and buildings up to three storeys...More

Thank ClaireLouise4
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ajgx4
5 September 2017|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
We chose to visit Herculaneum in the morning because we were staying in Ercalano - where the ruins are sited. I would suggest morning, as early as you can as it gets busy later. The ruins are a 5-10 minute walk straight down... More
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Karina M
25 July 2017|
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Response from Bodillymill | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are concessions for us older folks! though being the younger of us two I could not partake... certainly il studenti get discounts!
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Buckeye1010
1 July 2017|
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Response from Maree M | Reviewed this property |
I very much doubt it and if you do leave your luggage it won't be there when you get back I would stay in a B&B overnight and leave your bags there Naples is not a good place to leave anything
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