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Ruins of Herculaneum

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Address: Ercolano, Italy
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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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Much better preserved than Pompeii --- Don't miss it

I was disappointed when I realized you could buy a 3-day ticket to Herculaneum, Pompeii, and 2 other sites for 1 price. It's the best deal but discovered too late. That said... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our private driver recommended this site. We had previously visited Pompeii and were keen to compare. This is a much smaller site so if you have limited time then choose this one over Pompeii. It cost £11 each, same as Pompeii so I think a little over priced. Mostly easy walking, many areas to view. I would recommend an audio... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed when I realized you could buy a 3-day ticket to Herculaneum, Pompeii, and 2 other sites for 1 price. It's the best deal but discovered too late. That said, Herculaneum is quite well preserved. Due to the nature of the eruption, even organic materials were left intact. I'd recommend staying in Ercolano and walking, rather than driving,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Herculaneum is 1/4 of pompei, you will be able to visit every house in around 2 hours and take a second look to best places. You will discover that the small village was sitting right in front of the sea (earthquakes and lava flows changed orography of the area). Incredible women thermal baths mosaics and skeletons of poor inhabitants. Remember... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great roman treasure quite well preserved despite the earth-sakes and the vulcano eruptions. The cave shows very weel life-style of roman civilization. The corps (skeletons) on the beach are frightening.. when you think about all these lives broken by ash.. it is worth it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One metro train on the green or blue line. And a 5 minute straight walk to get to the ruins. Apparently there are sometimes touts arranging transport but this is totally unnecessary as it's literally a straight road. €8 to get into Herculaneum. These ruins are well preserved with hand guid books to walk you through the ruins. Many pieces... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

while pompeii was a commercial area 2000 years ago, herculaneum was primarily a residential area. it looks like a village or a subdivision we have today. 2 hours is enough to see the whole herculaneum since it is smaller and more compact. i prefer pompeii but if you have already seen it, herculaneum is another place to see the ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins at Herculaneum are terrific. It is smaller than Pompeii but equally impressive and easier to navigate. From Rome, the train to Naples takes only one hour, then you take the Circumvesuviana Railway for about 20 minutes--this is an unexpected slice of local color. The ruins are a 10-minute walk from the station. We loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having already seen Pompeii, we opted to see Herculaneum this visit. We were not disappointed! The ruins are fascinating, so many well preserved buildings with beautiful wall decorations, it is a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people living and working in the town at the time of the eruption. Not as big as Pompeii, so quite easy to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard so much about Pompeii, but we also decided to go here as part of the 3 day, 5 site tickets. We are so glad we decided to go! This site is much smaller than Pompeii, but is very well preserved. There are a lot of beautiful frescos still in tact as well as mosaic work that is incredible.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another amazing experience at Herculaneum. Get there early as in the afternoon many school trips are planned. It's not a big site and can easily be completed in a couple of hours. Note: It's around a 10 minute walk from the train station at to the site and it's downhill and also be careful where you walk as there are... More 

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