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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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"audio guide"
in 380 reviews
"better condition"
in 61 reviews
"smaller site"
in 104 reviews
"train station"
in 182 reviews
"unlike pompeii"
in 88 reviews
"amazing site"
in 38 reviews
"ticket office"
in 137 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 55 reviews
"visit pompeii"
in 63 reviews
"roman town"
in 59 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 92 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 73 reviews
"free map"
in 36 reviews
"the main street"
in 51 reviews
"own pace"
in 43 reviews
"down the road"
in 39 reviews
"archaeological site"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’d go as far as saying Herculaneum was better than Pompeii! Due to us going in the summer, it is extremely hot which you have to keep in mind when experiencing all these outdoor ruins, Pompeii was of course breathtaking but Herculaneum was much smaller...More

1  Thank Natalia D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Herculaneum is breathtaking, the ruins are in pristine condition and you can imagine how life was at the time, the skeletons are not the original as they are preserved in the museum. The spas, gymnasium houses and shops even the lead drainage can be observed....More

2  Thank 641graziellav
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Pompeii and Herculaneum while staying in Naples. Both good but Herculaneum much smaller but we found it much better. We took a taxi from Naples which cost €80 return with the driver waiting for 2 hours while we were there. The driver suggested payment...More

Thank leeherb18
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Better preserved ruins and cheaper than Pompeii. Much more friendly and less pushy staff here meant a more enjoyable visit . Quieter than its more famous counterpart but just as informative about the disastrous eruption of Vesuvius . Easy parking in adjacent underground car park...More

1  Thank 147ChrisB
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to go there instead of Pompei and it was a good choice. Not crowded, not too big area with ruins helping to understand how people lived here in ancient times. There were rooms with skeletons of people who tried to shelter there from...More

Thank Paweł G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Herculaneum is a tourist place like no other. There is no pressure sales, while it feels like a good thing at first it does mean you need to do your due diligence. That basically leaves you with a few options. I’ll put them into 2...More

2  Thank Adrian T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went on an organised trip, so had a guide, but there is plenty enough info to have enjoyed it as much without. More manageable in the heat than Pompeii, better preservation of mosaics and even now you get the feeling of a more relaxed resort...More

Thank russelljf72
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can't recommend these ruins enough to anyone who likes history. They are in amazing condition. The site is much smaller than Pompeii and a good half a day will allow you to see it all. If you can only visit one of the two sites,...More

1  Thank DeborahR10
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having spent all day at Pompeii, Herculaneum is small but a real gem. I arrived at opening time 8:30am and was the only one there! My online ticket got me straight in as you walk through the ticket building and barrier, a short walk down...More

1  Thank taffymhd1968
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having always wanted to visit, we had the opportunity whilst stopping off during a recent cruise. I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the area affected by the disaster, being there you can imagine how life was lived and perished back in time. The tour...More

Thank lennox64
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James S
July 14, 2018|
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Response from westind | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we were based in Naples and had a driver for Pompeii/Amalfi Coast one day and Vesuvius/Herculaneum another (on public transport) Sounds like others have done exactly what you want to do. Enjoy!
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Hillary R
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Madge55_123 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a guide (@Tours by locals) and he bought the tickets. We did not have to wait in line. By the way, he was a great guide (Sergio, I believe was his name.)
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pedigogy
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Anne J | Reviewed this property |
I think you would struggle with both Pompeii and Herculaneum. You would be able to view Herculaneum from the top of the site but to get down to the main town is a steep ramp and the sea caves are down lots of steps. There... More
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