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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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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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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Even when it's smaller than Pompei, it's a amazing place to visit for its historical value and the effects of Vesuvio eruption. Easy to move inside, easy to arrive and not so crowded as Pompei.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank angelomcb
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jet803839
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Julius H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PAtraveler34
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DrBob625
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nexuskmh53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dandlnelson
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Levannah
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sylvia D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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April 18, 2019|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
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
March 22, 2019|
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Response from Littlealba | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Note that the ticket office is not at the entrance to Vesuvius so do stop and get your tickets.
March 22, 2019|
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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.