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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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It's got some of what Pompeii is missing

We went here right after being in Pompeii and really appreciated the intact housing with colorful frescoes and mosaics. Weather and vandals have taken a toll but there's still a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here right after being in Pompeii and really appreciated the intact housing with colorful frescoes and mosaics. Weather and vandals have taken a toll but there's still a lot to see and in a space that's walkable in 2-3 hours. It shouldn't't be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Although only a quarter of this ancient city as been excavated and the rest lies beneath modern Naples, it is one of the best preserved sites which give a detailed insight into the lives of people living in the BC era. Do pay for a guide or you will miss the significance of many of the attractions. We may think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

it's just stunning to find so many details kept in there for 2000 years. go for it! still, most objects found are at archeological museum, so the visit worth for architecture and house details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Heculaneum on the suggestion of a friend, who stated that it was so much more than Pompei. They were so right. We spent a good four hours on the sight and still didn't see everything. It is so easy to get lost in the History of the location. Hopefully the next time we go back they will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful site so much more well preserved than Pompeii dug out of hardened mud an amazing excavation. We used a private guide from www.pompeiiprivateguide.com Rosanna was very rich and passionate about the site. We made our visit extra special.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Smaller than Pompeii, and quieter. The ruins here are somewhat better preserved than Pompeii and well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

another ancient city preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius, but during a much more violent faze than the one that covered Pompeii. The pyroclastic surge buried Herculaneum under 20 meters of ash and volcanic residue, transforming it into a veritable time capsule. While Pompeii impresses by its size and the diversity of buildings, with its temples and amphitheaters, Ercolano takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

History buffs allow an entire day for both Herculaneum and Pompeii. Pack a lunch to eat in the park, wear your walking shoes, and bring a water bottle. There are plenty of active water fountains to keep you hydrated. Also make the effort to visit the Naples museum, it's a short walk from the rail station, and contains artifacts from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice to see and do this WITHOUT A GUIDE. I did it at my own pace and payed 11 euros and saw the same things other people with a guide saw. public toilets are a mess tough

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed touring through here and imagining life 2000 years ago. the headset was fabulous--thorough and informative. my friend took a tour and i feel like we came out with the same information. things are incredibly well preserved--i would certainly go again and i'm sure learn more each time!

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