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Ruins of Herculaneum

Corsa Resina, 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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“audio guide” (364 reviews)
“unlike pompeii” (86 reviews)
“smaller site” (99 reviews)
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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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"audio guide"
in 364 reviews
"unlike pompeii"
in 86 reviews
"smaller site"
in 99 reviews
"better condition"
in 59 reviews
"train station"
in 172 reviews
"amazing site"
in 36 reviews
"ticket office"
in 130 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 54 reviews
"visit herculaneum"
in 50 reviews
"roman town"
in 56 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 88 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 70 reviews
"own pace"
in 43 reviews
"the main street"
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"down the road"
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"archaeological site"
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"minute walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Pompeii first and were impressed, however having been buried by 20 metres of volcanic mud Herculaneum survived the looters. There are two storey houses preserved, as well as carbonised wood from doors. beams and even furniture. The skeletal remains from the lower warehouses...More

Thank Mzee-Iain
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While staying in Pompeii for several days, I took advantage of the bus that runs several times a day from the tourist information offices to Vesuvius and Herculaneum. Reservations are recommended, and the cost is €20. Admission fee to Herculaneum, payable on arrival, is an...More

Thank JoanneGarland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Smaller and less crowded than Pompeii, but just as interesting to visit. The ruins are easily reached from Naples (20 minutes) or Sorrento (45 minutes) using the Circumvesiuvia train to Ercolano Scavi. A single ticket costs only €2.90 per person. On leaving the train station...More

Thank louisej856
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We travelled by train from Sorrento. It's a twenty minute walk through town to reach the site then a wait in a queue to buy a ticket to enter the main site. My mother , in her seventies was desperate to use a toilet so...More

Thank 649debras
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see a better idea of how the houses had upper stories, and it is doable as a short add-on, not investing several hours.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went from Sorrento with Herculaneum Express tours. Guided 2 hour tour, very impressive. Only shame was being ripped off by one the cafes outside of the train station

Thank Phill M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Herculaneum is better preserved and smaller than Pompeii. I liked the fact that you can stand at the entrance and look over the whole excavation to get an overview of what you are about to see. That is a good orientation. you still have to...More

Thank Renate V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Made our way by train from Sorrento which was easy enough €5.80 each for return journey. Took about 10 mins to walk to ruins, would recommend arriving early as can get very busy. Once in it was amazing how large the area was and the...More

Thank Graham G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Herculaneum today 14th May 2018 and bought tickets from Sorrento railway station. The tickets are 38 euros and include rail fare, entry and a guided tour which lasts just over 2 hours. Our guide was excellent (Francesca) as she really brought the...More

Thank martin1-shields_
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as a prelude to Pompeii and so glad we did. A much smaller sight but equally as interesting. A real insight into Roman life and what an incredibly advanced civilisation the Romans were. I found it to be quite mind blowing at times!...More

Thank mtk67
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Diana M
16 May 2018|
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Response from martin1-shields_ | Reviewed this property |
We went to the railway station and booked the trip at the booking office. It included a guide, train fare and entrance. Excellent value for money and a great trip.
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COMO999
14 November 2017|
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Response from DivaGoldCoast | Reviewed this property |
When we went there were guides to Herc. just inside the ticket booth, dont know how much they charge.... You can hire an audio guide which is quite detailed and is quite inexpensive.. You can get the train to Herc, and... More
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ajgx4
5 September 2017|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
We chose to visit Herculaneum in the morning because we were staying in Ercalano - where the ruins are sited. I would suggest morning, as early as you can as it gets busy later. The ruins are a 5-10 minute walk straight down... More
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