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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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Seeing and touching wood beams from the Roman times is hard to believe. Wooden Doors, window frames, stairs and roof beams were fossilised instantly by the enormous heat wave from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Seeing and touching wood beams from the Roman times is hard to believe. Wooden Doors, window frames, stairs and roof beams were fossilised instantly by the enormous heat wave from the eruption in 79AD and several three story buildings survive virtually intact to add to the awe inspiring experience of visiting these amazing ruins. Has to be done if you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

By far the dullest thing we did on our holiday. Bus and train journey from Amalfi was painful and Ercolano as a town is utterly boring. It's easy to miss the guide books tucked behind the tour guide selling his services and the site itself is basically a pile of rubble. I know a bit about this stuff but the... More 

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Portsmouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We visited here before we went to Pompeii and we feel that was a good way round to do it. We got the train from Sorrento which took an hour. You walk all the way down the hill to the arch entryway to Herculaneum. You can look down on the site even before buying a ticket. A guide approached us... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to visit, well set up for visitors and lots to see. If you're in the area Herculaneum, pompei and Vesuvious are the places to see. Artecarte is well worth looking into for reduced. Access to sites and free transport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We were privileged to tour this site. The innovations of the people were unbelievable. They have been able to identify homes, businesses, bath houses, etc. Frescos are still on walls and pottery has been unearthed. It is still daunting to remember the skeletons in boat houses where they attempted to protect themselves from the ash and heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

While many may just visit Pompei if you visit the Amalfi coast make sure you take time to visit Herculaneum. Affected in a different way than Pompei by the eruption of Vesuvius it is well preserved and fascinating. Our 11 year old son loved it. Much smaller than Pompei but allow a few hours to explore it properly - tourist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this even more than Pompeii. It's more compact, really well preserved and the free leaflet tells you everything you want to know.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

took the bus to Ercolano from Naples, it took about 20 minutes and was 2 euros. The ruins were a 5 minuter walk up the street. When getting off the train there as also a bus you could take up to vestivou and then climb up the mountain (20 euros). Very interesting to see how people lived around 97 AD.... More 

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Spofforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This site is a smaller more compact version of a town at the same time of Pompeii but due to the different way it was destroyed much more of it remains. Once you leave the station walk down the hill in a straight line for 10 mins and you will walk straight into the site. Eat your picnics outside on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really well preserved and allows you to see some aspects that are missing in Pompeii. It's a small part of the town as the modern town was built above most of it. Be warned that if you are a large group, you'll be told to stash backpacks. We weren't best pleased that we were told no backpacks and when we... More 

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