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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 yesterday via mobile

Definitely well worth a visit make sure you get a guide who speaks your language for an extra 10 Euro per person. Well worth it. We had Marta and could not fault her at all!!!

Thank Maxine P
Reviewed yesterday

Herculanium is a smaller,,better preserved and easier site than Pompeii to tour round.The site is also better suited to people with mobility problems but will still be testing in places.Many of the buildings have preserved roofs good for shade when you need it.You will also...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 days ago

With houses, mosaics, statues, Roman shops and painted plaster Herculaneum is more than a 'mini Pompeii'. You get a real feeling of what life might have been like for everyday people and with Mount Vesuvius in the distance you can imagine the terror the felt...More

Thank Ginge59_12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there on some friend's recommendations. Definitely worth it. However, as most things in Italy, you pay for an expensive entrance fee but don't get any info with it. We had to download an online audio guide because there aren't ANY information (well, like 2/3...More

Thank Koral88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the train from Naples for an afternoon visit to the site. Found an English speaking guide looking for customers in the ticket office. For €10 each we joined his tour and were glad we did. Only eight of us so everyone could hear him...More

Thank DavieD46
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Herculaneum when staying in Sorrento. Took the local train to the ruins. The place is usually busy but we were lucky it was a bit quieter than normal . When inside Herculaneum it was very hot with no breeze at all. Don't let this...More

Thank Tommy D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have recently been to Herculaneum and what can I say, this is an amazing place to visit, we previously went to Pompeii but this was lots better, it is smaller but more preserved, lots of mosaics still kin place, you could walk around a...More

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have the time, visit Herculanium and Pompeii. The contrast between the better preserved Hurculanium is history before your eyes. The better preserved buildings/mosaics/frescos, fewer tourists and no touts/scammers give this the edge. The fast train from Sorentto 12€ and entry without guide 11€...More

Thank WadkinMBE
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins were very over-priced because all the best ones were closed or inaccessible as roads to them were closed. No warning when we paid full price for the ticket and no staff on site - I think that they retreat somewhere when there are...More

Thank Glyn12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Herculaneum on a beautiful sunny day having just stepped off the plane. The parking was fairly easy to find and is right next to the ruins. The site is amazing and well worth a visit. The fresco's on the walls are stunning and...More

Thank sarahliggins76
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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
Karina M
25 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!
1 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