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Herculaneum Ercolano

Address: Corso Resina 6, Ercolano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081/8575347
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Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Ercolano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Life as it existed in this ancient Greek settlement (5th century...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Take a guided tour to get the most out of this visit - There are plenty of English-speaking ones at regular intervals. HIGHLY recommended

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Amazed at how well preserved it was with many complete buildings with mosaic floors and wall paintings. Everything you see here is 2000 years old yet has survived remarkably well. A great insight into Roman life. Note: If also doing Pompeii recommend you do Herculaneum first and on a different day.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to the area - we spent the morning in Pompeii and the afternoon in Herculaneum - It was fantastic and very well preserved with work clearly still going on. We rented the audio guides and spent the afternoon in a much earlier time. Well marked there were very few others walking around. Its very compact... More 

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a wonderful place to vist , the building were stunning and the small museum is well worth a vist in itself.so easy to get to buy train at a very low cost .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great art work much better destination than pompeii. Comparing it to Pompeii must orginal items are still there. Its also near other museums & Versuvio so you can explore alot in a day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip to Herculaneum. It is an easy train ride from Garabaldi. You can get a 20 euro ticket which gets you entry to both pompeii and herculaneum. The site is very easy to explore and the buildings are more complete and decorated than Pompeii.

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Sofia Region, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Well organized, beautiful remains/artifacts, great views of Vesuvio. Compared to Pompeii, better structured, smaller and near. Good public transport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Pompeii was covered by ash and destroyed when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, but Herculaneum was covered up by a landslide a few days later. The current town of Herculaneum was built on top, though a small portion of the original city was excavated and is veiwable by tourists (we were told about a 1/5 of the city is open). It's... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited Herculaneum the day after the Pompeii ruins, it was difficult to find the entrance in Naples and car park (even with a satnav as they co-ordinates they gave were wrong) and had to ask for directions! Once there we parked in the underground car park which was a blessing in the temperature. Wear sunblock and a hat if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As we were limited for time, we decided to visit both Pompeii and Herculaneum the same day. We caught the Circumvesuviana railway from Sorrento and got off at Ercolano. It's no more than a 10 minute walk, downhill, to the site entrance of the ruins of Herculaneum from the train station and it's easy to find, it's a straight road.... More 

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