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Herculaneum Ercolano

Corso Resina 6, Ercolano, Italy
+39 081/8575347
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Ercolano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Visited this amazing place today. It is so hard to believe you are walking on streets that are 2000 years old. It is a lot smaller than Pompeii but it is definitely a must see. Many of the frescos are still very well preserved and you can still see the carbonised wood above the doors of the houses and there... More

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Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This was a very good and interesting site. Smaller than Pompeii but we found it less busy and more interesting. Wish we had spent longer here but it was a coach trip so restricted time.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited this area about 16 years ago and never visited Herculaneum and after visiting I just can't understand what we were thinking of!! This site is much smaller, quieter and more preserved that Pompeii and should in my opinion be visited after Pompeii as it provides an interesting comparison. Not only how an ancient monument can be presented to... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I have been to Pompeii at least 3 times but never to Herculaneum. We arrived just before the last ticket was sold at 5:55pm. It was quiet with very few people. We had a lovely time walking the Roman streets and listening to the audio tour. Taking pictures was definitely an enjoyment with so many beautiful views and background. Pompeii... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Smaller than Pompei, but more preserved, even the sign outside the wine shop advertising the wine that was sold is still there. Interesting to see the boat sheds on the old beach where hundreds of skeletons were found. A shame you can no longer walk right the way up to these, but zooming in on your camera takes adequate photos.... More

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liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Went to visit the remains of herculeaneum expected a few ruins but boy was it so much more than that it unveiled a history which left me tingling. well worth a visit. I would say though you really do need your walking shoes and bring a camera .

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Imagine walking through the streets of a 2000 year old city - Herculaneum is your place. The residents of this city were killed by the over 200 degree F heat from the eruption of Vesuvius - they thought they had time to escape. The city itself was buried in ash. It is remarkably well preserved. As I walkied down the... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

You know up until now I have always agreed with other Trip Advisor reviews. But I really cannot understand why people are giving Herculaneum 5 stars!! We spent ages driving round practically in circles to find this little site hidden amid the newer town. Eventually we came across one sign pointing to the carpark, and that was facing the wrong... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went on the train from sorrento, it's cheap and very easy. About a 15 minute walk from the station. You can easily get round the whole site in 2 hours, very we'll preserved, you can really imagine what it must have been like to live there.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

In comparison to Pompeii, of course Herculaneum is not as large... but it IS better preserved AND dog-free. This also means there are fewer tourists. We took a tour here and the only negative I can really say is that I would have been fine with a shorter tour considering the heat.

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