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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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“unlike pompeii” (80 reviews)
“vending machines” (112 reviews)
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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Reviewed yesterday

This really is a unique historical site. It is eerie, dramatic and fascinating all at the same time. Set with a backdrop of the more modern city and Vesuvius towering overhead you can almost hear the ghostly bustle of this ancient city. It is less...More

Thank maltese632017
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s interesting when browsing reviews here to read of how some recommend a tour guide, some recommend an audio guide, some download an app, some read up in advance and others just wander the site unguided…in 45 minutes. There is misinformation - e.g. Herculaneum was...More

Thank Rantin rover
Reviewed 6 days ago

The city is much smaller than Pompeii. The city was inhabited by mostly very wealthy people. Unlike Pompeii, Herculaneum was covered by lava several days after the eruption when the wind shifted. We followed the path suggested by Rick Steves. We saw some very pretty...More

Thank loudini56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was so surprised by this place. Size wise it is much smaller than Pompeii, however, this city was covered in lava and the oxygen free rock covered has left it in immaculate condition. You can reach Herculaneum from Naples using the same train you would...More

Thank Sydney H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With no English brochure available, we relied on the internet for explanation of what we were looking at. I have not been to Pompeii so I cannot make a comparison.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as big as Pompeii, however, far better preserved and just breathtaking. Quite eerie walking the streets as you can almost hear the bustle of what it would have been like. Amazing experience and an easy visit. If you time it right the site is...More

Thank Kylie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has all that Pompeii has with more detail, colors and textures. You are best served by having a local guide. It is hard to imagine that people were trapped here, so close to the sea when they could have escaped. The town is...More

Thank George C P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well even though we didn't get a great day, this location will lift even the gloomiest of moods. Contained in a small and easily walkable space, this emaculatly preserved town is just amazing. Original floors, paint and carbonised wood still survives. There is not much...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my gosh Herculaneum is absolutely amazing. It is the smaller sibling of Pompeii and was destroyed and lost in the same eruption. However it has been better preserved due to the fact it was nearer the volcano and lost for years and years. We...More

Thank morgs1999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks so well preserved you could almost move in. Smaller and more impressive than Pompeii. You can tour the whole site and can actually see right across it as you enter over the bridge. Awe-inspiring and haunting it's possible to imagine those who lived...More

Thank Louise J
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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!