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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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  • Average3%
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“audio guide” (379 reviews)
“unlike pompeii” (84 reviews)
“smaller site” (97 reviews)
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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the trifecta of Herculaneum, Pompeii and the Archaeological Meseum in Naples. Great combination, but Herculaneum was tops for me. We hired a terrific guide for only 10€ per person on top of the entrance fee. I recommend the guide! Herculaneum is a different...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are travelling from Sorrento take the Red Sita bus to Erculano scavi station. It's about e2.50 return ticket As you exit the station walk about 400m down the road and you will see the archway to the site. Entrance is 11 euros per...More

Thank BigDsouthWest
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was excellent. It was destroyed in the same volcanic eruption as Pompeii but they are very different places so I highly recommend seeing both of them (but maybe not on the same day). The bones in the caves were very interesting and the surviving...More

Thank 234worldtraveler567
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best feature for non-specialists like me is that there is a vast amount to see in a relatively small area; I spent around 3 hours there and there are some real treats eg the mosaics. Some of us found the audio guides very useful but...More

Thank ActMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited 2-3 years ago Pompeii and decided to skip Herculaneum as we've thought one is enough. Sometimes you can be very wrong. If you have to make a decision which one to visit, we would prefer Herculaneum to Pompeii. Although smaller in size, there...More

2  Thank Bonsai75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an afternoon and want an experience that is different from visiting Pompeii then the ruins of Herculaneum may be for you. In my opinion, Herculaneum gives you a more comprehensive look at an ancient city. You can walk down the streets and...More

1  Thank dbabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the local train from Naples. Got off at the wrong station and needed a taxi to find “Erculano” so our adventure had already started! Went here instead of Pompeii and liked that it was not so busy. It’s compact so you can do it...More

2  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smaller than Pompeii & preserved differently (it was destroyed differently) you can see the whole city in one day (unlike Pompeii).

1  Thank Sheilah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as good as Pompei, little more compact but you actually feel as though you are strolling through a Roman town. Good access and helpful staff.

1  Thank linkies18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the ruins in Ercolano. We used the parking lot that was in the back of the compound. A lot of space. We paid 2euro per hour. Entry ticket was 11 eur for adult. Kids under 18 yrs are free. Young adults between 18...More

3  Thank Karen A
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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!