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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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Herculaneum Excavations

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most museums and tourist sites in this region are extremely badly organized. If you want to save yourself annoyance, time and money, your best bet is to search the internet before setting out from home for the right level of information and detail and download our possibly print out. You'll be glad with hindsight. Considering the cost, the total lack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pina Esposito was our excellent guide to visit Herculaneum (2 hours), Oplontis (1 hour), Pompeii (4 hours) and the Naples Archaeological Museum (2 hours). Her knowledge is amazing because of her many degrees in Archaeology, Art and Languages. She imparts this knowledge in an informed and enthusiastic way. Her English is excellent and she has a pleasant personality. We recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pity that it has turned so commercial. We were told you cannot take a rucksack into the site, guess what, everyone seemed to be carrying one!!! We were supposed to be given a map of the site with our entrance fee, again we haven't any left! But guess what you can buy one at the shop for two euros!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ruins, or the city of Herculaneum, is a remarkable site in every sense. The state of preservation is still very very high, having spent a few hours on the site you could get a feeling of how life was organized and carried out day-by-day almost two thousand years ago. We did some reading up and documentary watching prior to... More 

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