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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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Frozen in time since AD79!

An amazing example of life & architecture frozen in time. Streets, houses, forum, bath houses, mosaics, toilets, shops, all available to walk in, feel & admire from an age we can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Martlesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An amazing example of life & architecture frozen in time. Streets, houses, forum, bath houses, mosaics, toilets, shops, all available to walk in, feel & admire from an age we can only read about. An absolutely amazing place. A "must see" for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We booked a guided tour to Herculaneum and it was excellent. The site itself is more compact than Pompeii and I found it actually more interesting. (possibly because we had a tour guide?). The management limits the amount of people in the site at any one time so if you go on a busy day you may have to wait... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having previously visited Pompeii & Versuvios we visited Herculaneum. Similar to Pompeii however much more still intact. Wall art and wooden doors clearly visible. A visit to the "boathouses" at the old marina (on the same site) was amazing yet thought provoking! So many excellently preserved skeletons still where they fell believing they would be safe hiding in there. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

These ruins are amazing. It absolutely boggles the mind to see the degree of civilization achieved by the Romans, and the depths to which Europe fell when the Roman Empire collapsed. Spend at least a few hours here, and ensure you pick up the audio tour headset.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Smaller and less busy than Pompeii but OMG the thoughts that this was ransacked and riches sold but what is still left is amazing- happy tours again as it was part of a day tour! Do it Do it Do it Make sure you have flat shoes!! Water, sun cream! I have some great pics ( sorry on my camera... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This and Pompeii are not to be missed if you have travelled to Naples, Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast - so interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Herculaneum is a much smaller site than Pompeii, but the buildings are far better preserved and it is just unbelievable how much original features remain. Look out for the carbonised wooden structures, the old doors and shutters, simply amazing. The modern town itself was not so pretty and a bit run down so better to eat elsewhere. But well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Spent several hours visiting with my wife and another couple and we were all very impressed. The site is well laid out, offers tour guides and audio guides for assistance and gives one a good sense of what the city must have been like prior to Vesusvius erupting. Obviously there is still onging excavation, so some areas were taped off;... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My overwhelming feeling, on visiting Herculaneum, was that it's disgraceful that the Italian Government does not invest in preserving, protecting and further exploring this site. Surely it is worth it? Also, why not have information displayed in English as well as Italian? Is this to ensure that we hire one of the 'in-your-face' guides who harrass people queuing up to... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

After visiting Pompeii, this was another very interesting experience. Better preserved than Pompeii but a whole lot smaller, we got round this one in about 5 hours. We hired an audio guide which gave us an insight into each building. Unlike Pompeii there are several buildings here with 2 storeys and the original wood (beams and above doors and in... More 

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