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How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

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How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

We will be based in Positano for 5 days in July and want to know the best way of getting to Herculaneum. We are travelling with children but not babies. Is there a bus tour?

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1. Re: How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

Jodie best way is to visit Herculaneum on the way to Positano, otherwise it's a tedious 'double back' journey.

How are you getting to Positano? If it's a private car service it won't cost much more to have the driver wait two hours while you see the archaeological site - which is only 4 hectares and easily seen in that time.

If you must double back, best way - IMHO - is to take the ferry from Positano to Sorrento and then take the train. The alternative is the crowded bus from Positano to Sorrento and then the train which is a nightmare trip.

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2. Re: How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

Thanks for your help.

We are traveling with our children is would you recommend Herculaneum over Pompeii?

Jodie

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3. Re: How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

Jodie, it's hard to answer your second question. Herc is so much smaller, people can say they saw it ALL with less time. Some people find it more comprehensible and less ruined. But they're both pretty destroyed. You could just as well argue that the masssive Pompeii has a snack bar which kids need but Herc doesn't. (You cannot leave and re-enter either site.) Herc is much farther from the train, but that doesn't matter if you are in a car service.

Not everyone wants to see Pomp/Herc, but you have found a big reason not to stay only in Positano if you do.

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4. Re: How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

Thank you !!

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5. Re: How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

Jodie depends on the age of your kids and their interest in ancient Roman history. My own son is 13 and he was fascinated by Pompeii and has asked to see it again when we go back in September. Other kids may be bored out of their minds. Pompeii is over 60 hectares however I would estimate that over 60% is closed off. Herculaneum, being smaller, may be easier for younger kids to cope with. Far less walking and as it was covered by a pyroclastic flow of mud, organic material such as wooden stairs, timber beams and even a Roman boat were preserved.

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6. Re: How to get from Positano to Herculaneum ?

Thanks for that.

Jodie

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