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All reviews audio guide smaller site visit pompeii couple of hours roman town free map better condition wall paintings unlike pompeii circumvesuviana train well worth the visit ticket office own pace archaeological site down the road minute walk the main street
We bought the ARTE CARD E35 which allowed us to use the train from Sorrento to Herculaneum and Pomepi and gave us free access to both sites. We followed earlier advice and set got a very early train allowing us to access both sites with...More
Better preserved than Pompeii, but much smaller. The whole excavated area can be viewed from a top and visited in 2 hours without an audio guide. Don't miss the skeletons on the caves slightly below the city or the large bathhouse in the middle of...More
Not what I expected from a region destroyed by a volcano. Much of the town is still there. A great deal of art remains on the walls. It amazes me to see how people lived thousands of years ago. Some of the buildings are pretty...More
We had prebooked online. Access (train) and on to entrance all very easy - a 15 min walk. Really fascinating excavations, and do-able in a couple of hours (contrast Pompei which is vast). A worthwhile visit.
The entrance fee is 13 euros. Take the train to Ercolano Scavi and walk straight down the road going south.
The site houses the museum of the boat which was discovered. Herculanium is wonderfully preserved and smaller, more interesting than Pompeii.
Ercolano (Herculaneum) is the smaller, less visited city destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. If you only have time for one park, see Pompeii because it offers a lot more: forum, temples, coliseum, theatre, gladiator training school, etc. However, if you have another 2...More
Parco Archeologico di Ercolano can be easily overlooked in the shadow of Pompeii. If you are in the area and have time, be sure to include this archeological site in your intinerary. Our 2 1/2 hours with a private guide (the day after we visited...More
The houses, especially wall decoration and frescoes are in amazingly good condition. but I recommend seeing the 3d display in the archeological museum before visiting the excavation site itself. It will make the actual rooms come alive.
I found the site itself quite confusing even...More
We visited Herculaneum the day before going to Pompeii. It’s an astonishing site which has literally been excavated from under metres thick rock - just look down into the excavation area to realise how far! A much, much smaller site than Pompeii but with some...More
As already said you don't really need one as the signs are plentiful. There is a guide-book that you can get which has everything in it too. I know the first thing that happened as we turned away from the ticket desk was... More
As already said you don't really need one as the signs are plentiful. There is a guide-book that you can get which has everything in it too. I know the first thing that happened as we turned away from the ticket desk was someone asking if we needed a tour guide - we didn't so I've no idea how much it cost for one.
Response from sleepyleprechaun | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so now. They did a few years back but stopped it. However last year everyone could get free entry into Herculaneum and Pompeii on the first Sunday of each month which I think they still do.