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Ruins of Herculaneum

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Address: Ercolano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 857 5347
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Life as it existed in this ancient Greek settlement (5th century B.C.) was...

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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its unbelievable that this place is right in the center of a town . much more little than pompeii but more well preserved. it terrifies you when you see until our days the whole... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

its unbelievable that this place is right in the center of a town . much more little than pompeii but more well preserved. it terrifies you when you see until our days the whole skeletons of people that they had burnt and the expression of fear and pain to their skulls until their bitter end

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

its a half day - nothing on the same scale as Pompeii but still worth the visit - we did it first , then Pompeii & then the arch museum in naples - def the right order and do all three. Get a ticket the includes both sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In comparison with Pompeii, Herculaneum is very small. It is pretty and well preserved and easier to see decorations, for an example, than in Pompeii. My suggestion is always reading about these places before going there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the train from Sorrento. It's a 10 minute walk from the train station. Grounds are beautifully kept, but the site is much smaller than Pompeii. Very nice, but if you only have time for one, I would chose Pompeii which is a couple of stops earlier on the train from Sorrento.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Herculaneum in October 2016. The local name is the Scavi Ercolano. Easy to reach from Sorrento or Naples. By train - exit the station and walk straight down the hill - about 10 minutes easy walk. Smaller and more compact than Pompei. There are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants in the area. Very good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes regarded as Pompeii's poor relation, though in reality it was where some of Rome's well-healed citizens had their holiday hideaways, Herculaneum is well worth a visit - we went twice. Though the area open to visitors is much smaller than Pompeii, the quality of what is on offer more than compensates for this. The suburban baths complex is pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much smaller scale than Pompeii but no less interesting. It is estimated that only about a quarter of the city has been excavated, the remainder being under the foundations of the neighbouring poor quality residential area. The saddest part is the row of small warehouses on the former dock which is the last resting place of the many who were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a day trip here from Rome. The trains run all day and the express will get you to Naples in about 75 minutes. From there it's a short 20 minute local to Ercolano and a 5 minute walk to the ruins. It was absolutely worth the trouble. The kids were a little bored but there is no place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see. Stopped in Ercolano as a base and this place was on our doorstep. Worth seeing, a lot smaller than Pompeii so can visit in around two hours. 10 minute walk straight down the hill from Ercolano Scavi station.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at 4pm and walking up to the gates, as the visitor centre was closed - I did not even go through the gates - but a very rude man ran out of the tourist visitor centre yelling at me like I was a criminal. I smiled and walked backwards slowly, but his wife stood outside and gave me... More 

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