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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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“audio guide” (376 reviews)
“smaller site” (97 reviews)
“unlike pompeii” (82 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove our hire car to Herculaneum. Initially had trouble finding the parking but eventually found it - underground at E1.50 per hour - fairly good value. You take a ticket and pay on departure. It was right next to the entrance. We hired an...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 4 days ago

the extent of the fine detail still being uncovered is amazing the surrounding area which is still lived in is stunning better than a visit to Pompeii any day

Thank Larnedoll
Reviewed 4 days ago

We docked in Naples for the day and booked a private tour with AP Tour to see the Amalfi Coast and Herculaneum. Got to Herculaneum at 2 pm and our guide gave us a wonderful 2 hour tour of the whole site. The buildings, streets,...More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mentally rebuild the beauty of this city. Imagine living in the splendor of Villa Papiros. Listen to the noise of children running on the sidewalks. See from your balcony the fishermen coming from the sea. Have lunch in the triclinio of your house. Take a...More

Thank cviegas2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in pompei. We took the train to Ercolano and then it’s a sort walk to Herculaneum. Having already visited pompei, I was worried that I might have interest in another version of Pompei. But Herculaneum stands on its own....More

Thank Sherry K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was just amazing because of the level of preservation. Two storey buildings were still intact with colourful mosaics and wall paintings still clearly visible. The price list for the amphoras on the outside of a wine shop and the ‘takeaway’ restaurant with ovens...More

Thank Just_like_travelling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard that Herculaneum rivals Pompeii (wasn't sure why), we had to make the trek once we were so close. Toured Pompeii first in the morning (a must) and then took the ten or so stops on the train toward Naples to Herculaneum. We were...More

Thank fairoaksjim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruins of Herculaneum can be reached after a 400 meters walk from Ercolano station. The last admission to the site is 15:30 even though the site is closing at 17:00 so plan carefully. The ruins were stayed under the lava after Mount Vesuvio eruption in...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Herculaneum is only about 10 minutes from Pompeii. Entrance fee is €11.00. Be prepared for a lot of walking and photos. This was worth visiting.

Thank Porcelina8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing place to visit, full of history and the audio tour was so wonderful. This place is great to visit before heading to Pompeii, to get another side to the story of Mt. Vesuvius.

Thank IDavid Y
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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!