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Ruins of Herculaneum

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Address: 80056 Ercolano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081/8575347
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Life as it existed in this ancient Greek settlement (5th century B.C.) was...

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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Herculaneum Tour from Sorrento

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Beautiful place

We were on a cruise, caught the Metro from Municipio Square to Garibaldi/Central station. Followed signs for Circumvesuviana trains & eventually managed to get tickets from a... read more

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on a cruise, caught the Metro from Municipio Square to Garibaldi/Central station. Followed signs for Circumvesuviana trains & eventually managed to get tickets from a lady in the kiosk. for E3.60 single to Sorrento. No automatic machines available here. Went to correct platform,Sorrento marked up for train at 09.11, but this didn't materialise. Eventually around 09.23 a very... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have never been to Pompeii, but decided against it after hearing how its super busy and although it is much larger than Herculaneum, that the ruins are not as interesting to look at. I was not disappointed at all. Herculaneum is amazing. We were on a guided tour from our cruise ship. It took about 2 hours to go... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I only had the chance to visit one Roman ruin in Naples then Herculaneium would win everytime, a smaller site than pompeii but much better preserved. Some lovely frescoes and mosaic floors. A guided tour would be recommended this cost 12 euros- but varies depending on the number of people, but the cost was not much more than the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were originally were going to go to pompeii but the queues were horrendous so decided on driving here. The place is a lot smaller but at lot more intact, my kids absolutely enjoyed the experience and most of the building offer quite a lot of shade on a hot summers day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic attraction that takes you back to that fateful day that Vesuvius erupted... not as busy as Pompeii but that makes it easier to walk round and spend time admiring the ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was recommended as an alternative to the larger historical site of Pompeii. We booked this through our Thomson rep although I know this can be achieved simply and much more cheaply if travelling independently. I cannot fault the organisation of being picked up near our hotel and the wonderful knowledge provided by our guide. Such an interesting site... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After visiting Pompeii over the course of two days, we spent a morning visiting the neighboring city of Herculaneum (Ercolano). We took a car from one place to the other and it took about 20 minutes. We were there when the site opened and were the only people there for about half an hour. We used the audio guide, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

LOTS of levels. You go downhill from the train station, uphill toward the entrance, downstairs and then upward into the site...if you're coming here right after visiting Pompeii, just be aware that you will need a good reserve of energy to complete this 2-hour visit. You can do this site in 2-3 hours. Like everyone else has said, it's small,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok so it's the lesser known near neighbour to Pompeii. But still impressive. Much smaller. 2 hours would cover it for most people. Easy to get to from Ercolano Scavi circumvesuviana train station. Follow the main street down the hill from the station to the bottom. The archway to the park is at the bottom. If you really don't want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These excavated ruins are also the result of the volcanic eruption which destroyed Pompeii. Much smaller in size you can walk down the central path and look down on the ruins for free. For a fee you can go down into the Ruins and get the close up view. We found a free car space in a street just up... More 

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