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Ruins of Herculaneum

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Address: Ercolano, Italy
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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 Private Guided Tour Led by a Local Top-rated Guide - All inclusive
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Half-Day Trip to Herculaneum
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Private Tour: Half Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum

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Herculaneum Private Half Day Tour

Our guide, Giuseppe D'Angelo, MADE this tour for us. He was extremely knowledgeable, and smoothly and easily compared this site to Pompeii. For example, we did not know that... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our guide, Giuseppe D'Angelo, MADE this tour for us. He was extremely knowledgeable, and smoothly and easily compared this site to Pompeii. For example, we did not know that Pompeii was a "working town" of 20,000 residents, while Herculaneum was a resort town of 5,000 with mainly second homes for the rich - so you would not find a lot... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We popped in for an afternoon and were astounded by the place, incredibly quiet and easy to navigate. The free map and guide book were really useful and worth picking up. We also did a 5 site ticket which saved several euros as there were 5 of us visiting and we were planning on going to pompeii. The frescoes and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing visit. Really nice discovering the old city of Ecolanum Well conserved and above expectations

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This ancient roman city has gone through a similar fate as the more known Pompeii. Due to closer proximity to the volcano it was fully burried under pumice stone and has therefore been conserved well. Smaller than Pompeii but less overcrowded. Just might go here after visitin Pompeii to evade the invasion of cruise line tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a smaller more compact site to see than Pompeii but is just as impressive in its own way. You can buy a multi ticket which covers 5 sites for 20 euro and must be used within 3 days of purchase which seems very reasonable.It covers Herculaneum..Pompeii..Boscoreale..Oplontis and Stabia. The boat sheds with the human remains are very moving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I toured here after touring Pompeii.I found it even more intense as it is so well preserved and the skeletons of those unfortunates remain in the caves that were by the sea. I could really transport myself back to the terror of that day, but also see the daily lives through the amazing buildings still in tact.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located about 20 min from Naples by train (2euros) and small enough to see in 2 or 3 hrs this makes for a pleasant morning or afternoon trip. The sight is about a 15 min walk downhill from the train station and a 20 uphill walk back. Very well preserved and a remarkable slice of ancient life...it is a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Herculaneum is about 30 mins north of Pompeii, about 20% the size. You need a full day to tour Pompeii completely but can do justice to Herculaneum in 2 hours. A whole day in Pompeii might be tiring if you are older or have children so I recommend doing Pompeii highlights in half a day and also Herculaneum. It has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Herculaneum is closer to Naples than Pompeii and is a smaller site so that it can be visited more conveniently and is especially suitable for visitors who may have difficulty walking long distances. The features of the site enable you to get a very good idea about how the local people lived and the guide we employed brought the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm afraid I was so taken aback by the experience of visiting this site I can't describe it. I think I can only say you have to see it to understand the impact.

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