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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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Capri Sea View: Sea and city sightseeing Boat tour from Naples

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Leave the bustling city of Naples behind and discover the beautiful island of Capri on this full-day cruise. Take a cruise around the island to visit the grottoes including the famous Blue Grotto, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, the Faraglioni rock formations, the Augustus Gardens, and more. Spend the day relaxing and admiring the beautiful scenery of the island as you explore on foot and by boat.
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JCVH wrote a review Nov 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom406 contributions129 helpful votes
The slightly less famous cousin of Pompeii, Ercolano, which is a lot closer to the city of Naples, is arguably even better a preserved site of Roman ruins. While it’s more famous contemporary is much larger, what Ercolano, or Herculaneum as it’s translated to in English, offers is actually a much better preserved ancient village that can be reached and completed within half a day if staying in the city. One piece of advice is to take the inter city train as opposed to the one that goes to Pompeii which takes a lot longer, and is much further away in terms of walk from the train station. Trains are also a lot more frequent this route. I’d wholeheartedly recommend visiting this site. If possible I’d go to both it and Pompeii, but if you are tight on time this is certainly a very good option for a day trip from Naples.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CalBristol wrote a review Oct 2020
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom1,890 contributions377 helpful votes
Easy to get to - just walk down the road from the Circumvesuviana Railway Station and through the Archway at the end of the road; here they want to check your temperature - but not during the lunch hour as the office is then un-manned! No queues and the site itself was very quiet. A gentle slope takes you down to the ticket office and book shop; again no plan or free guide was available for the site. Audio guides were available - cash only and ID required. The attendant was unable to give me any assurance that the equipment was sanitised after use so I didn't get one. There is a one way system to get you into the site and this involves quite a walk down a tunnel which brings you out opposite the boat houses, in which the skeletons of some of the inhabitants were found - a sombre reminder of the forces of nature. Herculaneum was buried under volcanic mud and you can see the depth of this mud from the surrounding cliffs with the modern town on top. It is a much smaller site as only a small fraction of the town has been excavated so it is easier to wander around and enjoy the ruins, whereas Pompeii is very spread out and invloves quite long walks. Some superb wall decorations and mosaics still in situ and it is easy to imagine the bustling streets with the taverns and fast food places doing a roaring trade! The baths complex is not to be missed! There is a small room on the way out that has vending machines where you can find drnks, etc.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ana L wrote a review Oct 2020
Navan, Ireland2,616 contributions846 helpful votes
Very interesting, and more remarkable buildings than in Pompeii. The site only opens at 10.30, but people will start queuing a bit before 10. I recommend to go early to get less people on site. Most tours will come mid morning. You will need around 2h to visit all of it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
John M wrote a review Sep 2020
Monmouth, United Kingdom422 contributions230 helpful votes
12th October 2019. Family of 3 - entrance fee 13 euros each. Headsets were cash only then, 8 euros each - worthwhile. Much smaller than Pompeii, but somehow a better experience; maybe it is the smaller size making it more manageable. To start with because there is the modern town right around it (literally), and over it - much must be beneath the town now - you realise how much the land has risen since AD79. Obviously the Vesuvius eruption "helped" with this! It had a beach in that distant time, whereas now the sea is some distance away (reminiscent of Ephesus in Turkey in that respect). The ruins are in a hollow in the land surrounded as said above by the new town. Many well preserved buildings, where you can see where the second floor would have been. Unfortunately on our visit the baths were closed, so we had to take their word for it that they are one of the best preserved antiquities in the world. We went around in about an hour, but we were tired and had a flight to catch. I'd recommend 2 hours. The thought of a 16 foot wall of hot mud engulfing this small port is truly disturbing, but that's what happened. At the very bottom of the site are some silos with skeletons "on display" It seemed wrong to take photos there so we didn't. Well worthwhile a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Spmmik53 wrote a review Sep 2020
Purley, United Kingdom581 contributions178 helpful votes
A weird experience. Herculanium was clearly a wealth community but tragically caught out by the eruption of Vesuvius. The dwellings and remnants are much better preserved than those at Pompeii as Ercolano was enveloped and buried by volcanic mud rather than ash. We did not opt for one of the guided tours as the guides needed a minimum number and we were one of the first there. Our self-guided tour of the ruins took a good 3 hours. There is an app that you can down load which explains the different sites. Amazingly several wall frescos remained preserved together with the floor mosaics. One feature that I had not been aware of was that Ercolano had been a coastal town and that its citizens were trying to run to the beach for safety and shelter when the wall of volcanic mud hit. This effectively buried the entire town. When you visit the ruins you realise that these are a good 300 meters from the present shoreline. Well worth a visit. Excellent under cover parking immediately near the main entrance are reasonable charge.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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