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Ruins of Herculaneum

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Address: 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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Doesn't have the crowds of pompeii. But it's a lot smaller than Pompeii, we bought a ticket for both here and Pompeii which allowed us to fast track at Pompeii and walk... read more

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sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We took the train from Naples to here and, apart from it failing to start and having to get another one 20 mins later it was worth it as very cheap and quick. The walk to ruins is about 15 mins. Disappointed in ruins as looks pretty much like any earthquake place and most of things to see had been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Doesn't have the crowds of pompeii. But it's a lot smaller than Pompeii, we bought a ticket for both here and Pompeii which allowed us to fast track at Pompeii and walk straight in. Takes around 2 hours if you want to look at all of it take pictures and read (or listen to audio). But easily doable in 45... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set in middle of what looks like industrial estate, much smaller but a lot quieter than Pompeii, you can do the visit easily in half a day. We took the slow train from Sorrento which must have stopped over 15 stations en route to Ercolano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Summer this place is open till 7pm and so we arrived about 3pm. at this time there were no tour buses, no crowds and a hidden gem of ruins well preserved and a smaller scale to Pompeii. They have done work to make it more disabled friendly and there is a lot less walking around than at Pompeii. We... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ok let's start at the beginning. We got the public transport to Ercolano - train tickets are cheap as chips and the trains are an interesting experience (look out for the travelling bands playing catchy songs to you during your trip!). Iff the train you leave the station and head down the hill and the entrance Herculaneum is facing you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here from Sorrento on the train which takes just 50-55 minutes for about 2.40 Euros per person each way. You get off at the Ercolano Scavi stop. Turn right when you leave the station then just walk down the main road for 10-15 minutes and the entrance is right in front of you. It is much smaller than Pompeii... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Smaller and more easily taken in than the vast expanse of Pompeii. Pay for a guide to talk you through the ruins, they bring it alive in a way the guidebooks can't. Small warning for young children: the skeleton casts in the boat sheds are undoubtedly powerful but macabre and nightmare inducing for smaller children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in Pompei and having visited the ruins there decided to hope on the train and visit the ruins at Herculaneum. We weren't disappointed, these ruins were hit by the same eruption of Pompei but they were better preserved, some buildings are almost still whole . It's a lot smaller than Pompei, so therefore only took a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a taxi from our cruise ship. We were offered a fair price and we didn't have to pay until we got back. The ride there was quite exciting, a bit like a game of dodgems! The drive was to leave us for 2 hours and pick us up We really enjoyed the visit. It is a very compact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A truly amazing place; I wouldn't say it was better than Pompei it is different to Pompei. The town is smaller, better preserved and the houses / buildings are more interesting. There is much more detail remaining, I.e. There is a house with the original sliding door partition and even the remains of a bed. Having read previous reviews decided... More 

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