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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“audio guide” (377 reviews)
“smaller site” (97 reviews)
“unlike pompeii” (82 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If time is on your side this is the perfect accompaniment to your visit to Pompeii. Buried in the same eruption as Pompeii, Herculaneum was a smaller wealthier and more politically important town. You can really get up close and personal with the awful tragedy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on a volcanic plateau, sheer over the sea, Herculaneum was submerged by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., which buried it beneath a layer of debris measuring up to twenty-three metres in height. The perfect state of preservation of wood elements, bronze artefacts...More

Thank Pakamotu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Pompei twice and can vouch for Herculanium being the better of the two sites. Smaller than Pompei but in better condition. The artwork and mosaics are more impressive and you won't get lost. Completed this in 1.5 hours but I didn't have...More

Thank Gdawg619
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really amazing place. Incredible how much has been retained - even to original shop signs. Unlike Pompeii the city was buried by superheated mud - so there are even some original roofs and furniture here - along with shop signs and other amazing art. Much...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from Rome via Naples and took a metro to Herculaneum. We took a taxi from the station to the site but walked back to the station from the site once we knew where we were going. This place is amazing! Even our 8...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Ruins B&B during Christmas 2017. We were offered a nice small room. Although it offered no view, it was nice, comfortable and clean. I would strongly suggest it, knowing that the rooms are rather small and the ones with a view are...More

Thank Evangelos K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing site is a trip across time; smaller than Pompeii and affected in a slightly different way by the eruption. Essential visit.

Thank peter b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed that i was not able to go around the ruins!! i was not prepared to stand in the sun in such a long cue!!! we stopped at a local hotel and was within walking distance but when we arrived hundreds of...More

Thank andiergm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back in October if 2016 we decided to take the train from Naples to Herculaneum, which was just a few minute walk from the station. Herculaneum was recommended other then Pompeii. We arrived when the ruins opened and there was probably 20 people in the...More

Thank Dynamicjohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled from Sorrento by train to Ercalano Scavi Station. (There is a part express train that runs, well worth checking the timetable as it's a more comfortable train and a few less stations to stop at!) About a 7 minute walk down the Main Street...More

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November 14, 2017|
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Response from DivaGoldCoast | Reviewed this property |
When we went there were guides to Herc. just inside the ticket booth, dont know how much they charge.... You can hire an audio guide which is quite detailed and is quite inexpensive.. You can get the train to Herc, and... More
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
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!