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Ruins of Herculaneum

Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (365 reviews)
“smaller site” (94 reviews)
“unlike pompeii” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent 3 nights here and ate each night at the restaurant behind the hotel. The hotel is superb, especially Luca who always wants to be of help. It is very clean, the breakfast is superb, freshly squeezed orange juice and espresso. What more do...More

Thank Bellx2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another piece of history Herculaneum Even if you have visited Pompeii they are two different ancient ruins and tell a different story therefore stand in their own rite me and friends wanted to do both Pompeii and Herculaneum in one visit but found that this...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here and Pompeii and glad we did both. We travelled from Naples on the Campania Express and walked from the station (no need to take the bus). We had a tour guide who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our tour guide was Dr...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unlike many reviewers here, if I had to choose, I would go to Pompeii rather than Herculaneum. True, the buildings here are more complete, the walls are taller, and many second stories are in tact, but the excavations have been limited by the fact that...More

Thank SteveDan45
Reviewed 5 days ago

Herculaneum is a fantastic site and, fortunately, through significant financial support of the Packard Humanities Institute is being saved for future generations to marvel. As the previous reviewer indicates, several of the houses are closed on a rotational basis; according to the site map advance...More

1  Thank Wesley N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This small site is interesting because it was not flattened like Pompeii, so you can see upper stories. Taking your time, allow 2 hours. Frescoes are better at Pompeii. The value for a visit is to descend to the lowest level and see (and pay...More

2  Thank KeithLDorset
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arguably more intact and therefore more interesting than Pompeii. There are more complete rooms and taller buildings, but the site is much smaller. Skeletons in the boat houses will delight small boys. Highly recommend. a visit. Only 11 euros.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 5 days ago

At the advice of friends I visited Herculaneum, having previously visited Pompeii where I was overwhelmed by the number of people. After a very short and easy local train ride from Naples I arrived at the town (maybe a suburb of Naples - hard to...More

Thank WilliefromPerth
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having seen a documentary on TV about Herculaneum, we found that it lived up to expectations. Fascinating site that can be covered easily in 2 hours. Don't waste 100 Euros on the "guides" at the ticket office - the audio guides were great & we...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so beautifully preserved, we preferred it to Pompei but they are both different. There are wonderful rooms with the bright frescoes on the walls and plenty of different things to see which gives an insight and understanding of how the people actually...More

1  Thank wendy b
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ajgx4
September 5, 2017|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
We chose to visit Herculaneum in the morning because we were staying in Ercalano - where the ruins are sited. I would suggest morning, as early as you can as it gets busy later. The ruins are a 5-10 minute walk straight down... More
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Karina M
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Bodillymill | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are concessions for us older folks! though being the younger of us two I could not partake... certainly il studenti get discounts!
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July 1, 2017|
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Response from Su L | Reviewed this property |
We didn't notice anywhere at the station but on the way down there is a cafe which has a chap called Salvatore who jumps out at you. For 5 euros you can get a drink and sandwich which is great if you ask them to keep the... More
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