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Ruins of Herculaneum

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Address: 80056 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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An ancient Roman town, much smaller than Pompeii, but better preserved. As in Pompeii a lot of the treasures have been moved to the Napoli museum for preservation purposes. We... read more

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wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

An ancient Roman town, much smaller than Pompeii, but better preserved. As in Pompeii a lot of the treasures have been moved to the Napoli museum for preservation purposes. We purchased a combined ticket to include Pompeii for 20 euros. Car parks just a minutes walk from site entrance. If you travel by train the site is approximately a 10... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What they have managed to uncover is fascinating. Ancient ruins standing in recognisable street patterns, pots, frescos... amazing! The bodies found at the docks are a sad sight but really add meaning to the whole experience. As a museum facility, a few things could be improved. The guide book was numbered in a really confusing manner, the toilets in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Surreal, heart-wrenching, impressive Herculaneum - Unesco World Heritage Site. Drove to Herculaneum at the foot of Mt Vesuvius, southeast from Naples. A seaside resort where ancient, richest Roman citizens spent summer vacations, the site is extensive, going down many levels in the difficult excavation, though only 25 percent of the entire ancient town is visible, as it is still under... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an interesting site that is better seen before visiting Pompeii. It has a lot of detail that you can take your time seeing, and it will give you a better overview before visiting Pompeii. Hence it could also save you a bit of time, knowing what to see and such.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to both Pompeii and here, and this site was much better. While Pompeii has a few houses with the paint & mosaic floors remaining, Herculeum had more. Defintely don't miss the skeletons of those that ran to the shore to escape the volcano only to die huddled together. It gives you an idea of the fear and desperation... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pompeii are great, Vesuvius is great, but if don't have enough days for visiting Naples and surroundings you may choose Herculaneum for a quicker understanding of the history. It's wiser to visit first the pretty new but excellent Virtual Museum of Ercolaneo, including a 3D movie of what happened during eruption of Vesuvius. After that, when start visiting the ruins,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are mixed views about which site is the favourite, but for us, we preferred Herculaneum. It was a much smaller site then Pompei, and was steeped in history. The ruins are a short walk downhill from the station and when you are in the actual site it is very still and peaceful, despite the surrounding town and houses overlooking... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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We went to Scavi de Pompeii in the morning then Scavi de Ercolano in the afternoon. You start by walking down the the beachfront of 2000 years ago - 83 ft below the surface! Then you walk through an ancient town with original preserved wood! The mosaics and frescos are amazing. Standing on the streets you can easily imagine the... More 

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We visited here after having visited Pompei the day before and I must say I prefer Herculeneum. It's a far more manageable size and personally I think it gives a more detailed image of life pre Vesuvius eruption. The site is quite hilly and very rough terrain so don't forget your walking books! There is no cafe on site but... More 

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Wow! We came to Napoli for a Vesuvius and Pompeii visit, but heard about Herculaneum just few weeks ago on a BBC TV programme, and so decided to get a multi day pass to multiple sites. (5 sites on 3 days) Herculaneum was much more interesting then Pompeii, (not to say that wasn't amazing), but Herculaneum had more emotion and... More 

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