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Herculaneum Ercolano

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Address: Corso Resina 6, Ercolano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081/8575347
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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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Because of the way in which Herculaneum was destroyed (by a fast moving mass of super-hot gas, followed by 30 metres of lave, Herculaneum is much better preserved than Pompeii... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater Canberra, Australia
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Greater Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Because of the way in which Herculaneum was destroyed (by a fast moving mass of super-hot gas, followed by 30 metres of lave, Herculaneum is much better preserved than Pompeii. However, many people don't visit it (which is great if you do because it is far easier to walk through and enjoy the town). It has nearly intact buildings, frescoes... More 

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Bradford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't think that Pompeii could be equaled by anything for us history buffs. Well, Herculaneum equals or exceeds it. Again a wonderful place to see how the Romans lived.

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here many years ago with my father. We caught the train from Naples and walked from the station. There was a general strike that day to add to the adventure and we got there at almost closing time,no one else around,haunting atmosphere of "the day after". There was a TV documentary once about the discovery of the skeletons found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins are incredible. The site is much more manageable that Pompeii, the ruins are more impressive, and there are smaller crowds. Plus, there is a 3-D museum within walking distance which I recommend before you come to the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk around the ancient Herculaneum is very rewarding. It's a lot smaller than Pompeii and as a result seems to offer up to you all it's rich and impressive history immediately (without all the walking around involved during a visit to it's big brother) This place is truly worth exploring as a glimpse into bygone times and really fires... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst not as popular or as large as Pompeii, the ancient city of Herculaneum is, in my opinion a much better place to visit. A lot of the buildings are much better preserved and even with the poor restoration work of the past, much of the site is in excellent condition. If you plan on visiting the area, please set... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Herculaneum is the lesser known excavated city. It's closer to Naples and not surrounded by market stalls as it is not as popular with tourists. We travelled by train from Naples on the regional train. The train is not well signed but we managed to get there with the help of a local who made sure we got off at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our few organised tours whilst on our cruise but it was well the expense. we had an excellent guide who took us round the site for nearly three hours. There is a large amount of the original architecture and murals to see and also a lot has authentically been restored. A great insight into a bit... More 

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get the 3 day pass for the region. The trains are included and it is very convenient to all the stops,both here and the ruins at Pompeii. Leave your luggage at the free lockers at the entrance to Pompeii and take the train to here. It is a long down hill walk. The visitor center has guides,bathrooms and shelter from... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Herculaneum in Sept 2015 as part of a day long excursion to Pompeii.Pompeii was impressive but we found this place even more so.It doesnt get the same publicity as Pompeii but seems to have more going for it.Our guide was very knowledgeable and the buildings and streets are like stepping back in time.The only slight downside was the visitor... More 

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