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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
Description: 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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Amazing, much smaller than Pompeii, but much to see!!

Go, you will find this to be an interesting place even though it is so much smaller than Pompeii! There are many details that you will find here, but not in Pompeii. From Sorrento... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Go, you will find this to be an interesting place even though it is so much smaller than Pompeii! There are many details that you will find here, but not in Pompeii. From Sorrento train station, on Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento line, it takes 15 minutes to Herculaneum. Get off at the Ercolano Scavi stop and walk down the hill to Herculaneum;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The level of detail and the extent of how well items are preserved in Herculaneum is extraordinary! The story of the 350 souls that perished in the boat houses, the guard who stayed at his post to the bitter end and many more more were very moving! Having visited Pompeii earlier in the week I was sceptical to how Herculaneum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited both Pompeii and Herculaneum. Herculaneum is both better preserved and more compact than Pompeii. The mosaics and murals were stunning, as well as the various fountains. Make sure that you allow several hours to tour since there are so many details. Be sure not to miss the details of the fireplace, it's amazing how much survived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent site to visit as there is more to see regarding original features than at Pompei. Give a good couple of hours to see original friezes and wall paintings, I only had an hour so did not have time to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

So much better than Pompeii it is more compact and in a much better condition we arrived by car, there is on site underground secure parking it was all so easy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

For a couple of reasons, Herculaeneum is a much better choice to visit than Pompeii. 1) the site is in much better physical condition. 2) It is smaller and more can be seen in one day. 3) It is integrated into an interesting town (Ercolano) with good restaurants and shopping. Easy to get to on the Cirumvesuviana Train, a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Here you will get the same experience than at nearby and more famous Pompeiji - but cleaner, quicker and more manageable. The site is much much smaller than Pompeiji, but since I went to both I would recommend this one. Go here and then compare the size of both sites on Google Earth and you will "get it". Pompeiji site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Naples on a cruise and really wanted to see either Pompeii or Herculaneum as well as the Archaeological museum and didn't have time for everything. We decided to do Herculaneum and the museum and were not disappointed! We have not been to Pompeii yet so cannot compare, but the site is compact enough to do in about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went there when our cruise ship embarked at Naples. it only took about 40 mins to get there by train but the train itself was in such a terrible state with no air conditioning and graffiti everywhere from platform to the train. The graffiti even covered the name of some of the stop on the platform so we were a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you're able to, Herculaneum is it's own neat experience. Fun to see along with Pompeii and climbing Mount Vesuvius. And stay at Miglio d'Oro Park Hotel!

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Address: Corso Resina 6, Ercolano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081/8575347
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Ercolano

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