Reggia di Portici Herculanense Museum

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Reggia di Portici Herculanense Museum

Reggia di Portici Herculanense Museum
4.5
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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L’Herculanense Museum, sito al piano nobile della Reggia di Portici, è una rivisitazione, in chiave multimediale, dell’antico museo ercolanese che ospitava le prime raccolte di antichità provenienti dagli scavi di Ercolano, Pompei e Stabia. Il museo ospita la statua della Flora, una hera borghese ritrovata negli scavi di Ercolano e restaurata nel 700 dallo scultore Giuseppe Canart.
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Windsor, United Kingdom44 contributions
Aug 2019
Herculaneum is a far smaller, and better preserved, site than Pompeii and is nearer to Naples. There is no need for a guided tour as the audio guide is more than adequate. Again, possession of a Campania Artecard will not only reduce the cost of entrance but also allow you to bypass the queues. If travelling by train from Naples board the train at Porta Nolana station (which is the terminus of the Circumvesuviana train line) - this way you are sure of a seat before the "hordes" clamber aboard at the central station in the Piazza Garibaldi.
Written August 28, 2019
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LuckyPenny8
Jacksonville, FL286 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a fairly small museum but was actually more interesting that the ruins themselves. The artifacts we saw were extremely well preserved. At with all the other archeological sites we visited, it was better with a guide.
Written November 6, 2019
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Bobkath13
8 contributions
Oct 2019
We thought Pompeii had much more to offer. it was annoying to be accosted by tour guide who kept hounding us to engage his services, really demining and totally unnecessary. This put a dampner on the experience
Written October 22, 2019
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S G
Amesbury, UK242 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The circumvesuviana train stops at Ercolana which is basically at the top of the road about 10 minutes walk away.

The actual site is much smaller than Pompeii, it was buried at much the same time, but in mud which has preserved it better. As you enter the site, you can see all over the town from an elevated viewpoint. Cross the bridge, enter the town from the top, walk the streets, look in the buildings, be amazed at some of the artwork on the walls. Go down to the ‘beach’ area, some of the remains of the inhabitants are still there, killed not by the mud but by the intense heat of that volcano in AD79. Look up, there is the volcano Vesuvius in the background, sleeping at the moment.

I would allow 3-4 hours here. There is a gift shop, but no cafe only a place to get a drink. (Vending machines)
Written October 21, 2018
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Karen G
27 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
This site is better preserved than Pompeii. This site is less talked about but most certainly worth seeing. We had a great tour guide who was funny knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Would not have missed all that has to be seen here. It's amazing.
Written September 21, 2019
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laurelee36
Dallas, TX158 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Take the Circumvesuviana train to the Ercolano Scavi stop. Watch out, there is another Ercolano stop on the Sorrento side. We accidentally got off there - no worries, just wait for the next train and go one more stop. It's a 10 minute walk downhill to the entrance. No massive crowds when we went on a Sunday about noon. Audioguide is excellent. Note: you have to leave an id for the audio guide. I carry an old driver's license for such purposes. You can view the whole city from above before you even get to the ticket office. After you're in, there is a walk down to the former beach area where many victims were found. Interesting display of victims' jewelry and such on display in the small museum just after you enter. Lots of uneven walking so wear good shoes. Bring a picnic as there are only vending machines and the restaurants in the area look dubious and not very clean. You'll really get a feel for life in this town from your visit here and it's a relatively small excavation site compared to Pompeii, so you can do the whole thing easily in 3 to 4 hours. Restroom note: very small restrooms in the ticket/bookshop area. There are larger ones after you enter. Look for the WC sign after the small museum on the left. They are behind the snack bar area. Free for kids. We carry a copy of our very tall son's passport to verify his age as they don't always believe he is only 14!
Written April 29, 2019
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Kaye S
Gold Coast, Australia12 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Herculaneum is amazing. Very well preserved. You can walk into the buildings and spend time imagining how sophisticated roman life was. There is even a take away shop. Easy to find after arriving by train. Not as many tourists either
Written March 19, 2019
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Tips 4 Travel.
Sydney, Australia107 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Great secret. Herculaneum is better than big brother Pompeii. It’s a much smaller site that can be seen from a walk way above. The buildings are much more intact than Pompeii and you see great frescos and see how people lived 2000 years ago.
If you travel their by train just watch out for Ercolano it’s a bit “ dodgy” as my son said. It’s quite a poor part of italy. All the trains have tonnes of graffiti. Keep your head down it’s worth it. If you are a bit nervous take a tour. And the toilets are FREE.
Written January 1, 2019
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keith w
Pershore, UK126 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We share the views of other reviewers in that we found this experience a little better than out Pompeii visit but in actual fact both sites are amazing
This site is more compact and the building generally better preserved which enables the visitor to get a real feel For life in this ancient city
Car parking was easier and cheaper than Pompeii but the audio guides are a must
A great visit enjoyable and educational
Well done
Written June 21, 2018
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deluca120
58 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Smaller than Pompeii but just as good. Easier to navigate and more preserved historical site. Small site big attraction. Well preserved artifacts and homes with smaller crowds than Pompeii. Easy to navigate thru the site and actually spend time seeing the sites without the big crowds. Great information given with the audio guide. Price is right on target, lots of history for little price.
Written April 29, 2018
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