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Herculaneum Ercolano

Corso Resina 6, Ercolano, Italy
+39 081/8575347
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Ercolano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Tadley, Hants.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A good and reasonably well presented site. Limited supply of audio guides in the afternoon. They were either in use or run down and not sufficiently recharged. Printed guides available.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Superbly preserved ruins, giving you a great insight into the workings of a town and the hierarchal order of things. It`s actually relatively small in size on plan, and when view from the entrance point at a higher elevation. But when you get down to street level, there are actually buildings across the site which range across probably a five... More

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Deal kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

You need to go by bus/taxi and take an official guide expect to spend 2 hrs here as a lot to see.some very well preserved rooms and easy access toilets outside free.Hard to find indepedantly.whilst there go on to Villa San Marco as well as is on way back to Sorrento,if staying there.VJV do great tours there.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Herculaneum before going to Pompeii. It's easy to get to by train, go to Ercolano station. Come out of the station, turn right and walk straight down the hill (ignore the touts trying to sell bus trips down - it's a very easy 5 minute walk) - through the arch at the end of the road and the... More

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liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

visited after going to pompei , this site was smaller and more preserved, we had a guide who knew all the history of the devastating disaster that occurred here, seems to be the poor relative to pompei! I had never heard of it!! the mosaics and frescos are very colourful, a few hours would cover it, again very hot, so... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very easy to get to from Naples, take the circumvesuviana train to Ercolano Scavi. Free travel and admission with the 3 day Artecard. It's an easy 10 minute walk down to the site from the train station, ignore the taxi touts because it really is an easy walk. An afternoon is recommended, but because the site is smaller you won't... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Easy to get to by train ( it is nearer to Naples than Pompeii) we went on a Saturday in Sept 2014 and not many people around ( we arrived at 10:30). Quick to get in and €11 each. We didn't opt for the audio guide. I have been to Pompeii and they are both worth visiting for different reasons... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My Wife and i visited here after spending a couple of days exploring Pompeii and once again we wern't dissapointed,it's absolutly amazing,the feeling of walking around this ancient town after Pompeii gave the full difference between a Roman City and a town.It is so well preserved you expect to see a centurian walk out of one of the doors,we didn't... More

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A very strange setting, this historical site is slap bang in the middle of a grubby suburb of Naples. Absolutely worth visiting. The train between Naples and Sorrento stops here and it is a short walk to the entrance of the dig.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this unique opportunity to walk the streets of this ancient city. I would recommend seeing this in conjunction with Pompeii as Herculaneum is a lot smaller (most of it is yet to be excavated) but the level of preservation is superior. The detailed mosaics and paintings are particularly impressive. Due to ongoing conservation efforts sections of the... More

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