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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
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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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Better than Pompeii

The ruins are incredible. The site is much more manageable that Pompeii, the ruins are more impressive, and there are smaller crowds. Plus, there is a 3-D museum within walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ruins are incredible. The site is much more manageable that Pompeii, the ruins are more impressive, and there are smaller crowds. Plus, there is a 3-D museum within walking distance which I recommend before you come to the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A walk around the ancient Herculaneum is very rewarding. It's a lot smaller than Pompeii and as a result seems to offer up to you all it's rich and impressive history immediately (without all the walking around involved during a visit to it's big brother) This place is truly worth exploring as a glimpse into bygone times and really fires... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst not as popular or as large as Pompeii, the ancient city of Herculaneum is, in my opinion a much better place to visit. A lot of the buildings are much better preserved and even with the poor restoration work of the past, much of the site is in excellent condition. If you plan on visiting the area, please set... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Herculaneum is the lesser known excavated city. It's closer to Naples and not surrounded by market stalls as it is not as popular with tourists. We travelled by train from Naples on the regional train. The train is not well signed but we managed to get there with the help of a local who made sure we got off at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our few organised tours whilst on our cruise but it was well the expense. we had an excellent guide who took us round the site for nearly three hours. There is a large amount of the original architecture and murals to see and also a lot has authentically been restored. A great insight into a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the 3 day pass for the region. The trains are included and it is very convenient to all the stops,both here and the ruins at Pompeii. Leave your luggage at the free lockers at the entrance to Pompeii and take the train to here. It is a long down hill walk. The visitor center has guides,bathrooms and shelter from... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Herculaneum in Sept 2015 as part of a day long excursion to Pompeii.Pompeii was impressive but we found this place even more so.It doesnt get the same publicity as Pompeii but seems to have more going for it.Our guide was very knowledgeable and the buildings and streets are like stepping back in time.The only slight downside was the visitor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well organised and good site to visit. Ignore the lifts being offered from the station. It's 5 mins walk just go straight down hill. Free left luggage service. Could do with better food on site - take packed lunch. Pompei has a great cafe this should do the same....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as publicized as Pompeii Ruins but worthwhile taking the time to see & explore. It was not too many people there in Jan so good time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a 20 minute train ride out of Naples Herculaneum can be done in half a day. We visited in January so there was hardly anyone around. We went for the audioguide option which isn't amazing but it is good having some pointers as there are no explanations once you are in the site. Fantastic mosaics, buildings, roads. A must... More 

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