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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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Corso Resina 6, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tried to do both Pompeii and Ercolano in one day, which most people said couldn't be done, however we were only in Italy for a few days and had to make do with the time we had, so looked at the larger areas of Pompeii...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a very disappointing visit to Pompeii we decided to give Herculaneum a go. It was brilliant for a start you are actually treated like a human when you arrive rather than cattle. The small tour book is easy to follow and the various locations...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a moving experience. Many ordinary day to day bits of people's lives survived in the ash. Especially the wall decorations, you can imagine the pleasure they gave ordinary, real people before the disaster. The recently discovered skeletons in what were beachside arches show many...More

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The site is a lot more compact than Pompeii but much better preserved. We started down at the dock/warehouse area where there are a number of warehouses with the remains of around 300 inhabitants desperately attempting to flee. It was quite shocking to see the...More

Thank Sha R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This incredible site is significantly smaller than Pompeii, however far better preserved. Skeletons found on the site have been replaced with resin duplicates in the original positions, making for a somber reminder at the beginning of your visit that this is in fact a mass...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Smaller than Pompeii but the damage was less; consequently, more "houses" and art are intact. Recommend you do both. Herculaneum would take 1.5 to 2 hours

Thank doodleOH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

...or even if you do, Herculaneum is well worth a visit. It's a much smaller site and therefore takes less time to look around. However, there is still lots to see and as the mud rather than dust covered the town, what is on display...More

Thank EmmieLouH
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is plenty to see in Sorrento but I guess the two main attractions are Pompeii and Hurculaneum. We plumped for the latter after taking advice from a much travelled travelling companion. We joined a guided tour which gave us an interesting insight into catastrophe...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you cant afford the time to see both Herculaneum and Pompeii, my recommendation is to just visit Herculaneum! It's a smaller site, more to see and will not suffer from walking fatigue (like you will in Pompeii) The only thing you miss out on...More

Thank Re B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic. See Ercolano first and then Pompeii. Much better preserved than its larger brother. But less extensive. Easy to walk around and less busy. Include a trip to Versuvio as well.

Thank Mark L
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Karina M
26 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!
2 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
Taline c
17 June 2017|
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Response from Dean1000 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I used the free paper guide at Herculaneum. If you you have a speaking guide you will be in a group and it is always more difficult to see and hear everything. I recommend going early, we arrived as it opened... More