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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano

Via Mare, 75, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 732 4338
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We visited here before visiting Pompeii and spent quite a while just wandering around and taking in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emily T
via mobile
DIY tour

We were keen to visit this place but didn't want to be dragged around for 2hrs by an overpriced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David M
Lanark, United Kingdom
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Via Mare, 75, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 732 4338

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here before visiting Pompeii and spent quite a while just wandering around and taking in everything. The whole place is fascinating and we really liked the fact that you could walk in and see so many different things. We were really glad that...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were keen to visit this place but didn't want to be dragged around for 2hrs by an overpriced tour guide so we did it ourselves. First stop for us was the circumvesuviano train. It runs from Sorrento to Naples every 30 minutes. It's a...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No way for me to discuss about the importance of this site in world's heritage. It's a matter of fact that this is one of the most interesting places in order to understand what the life in imperial times was like. But I can reveal...More

Thank Biavati
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although much smaller than Pompeii, Herculaneum is certainly much more striking as you can still find the original wood, the oldest window, stairs and doors, still preserved by the flow of liquid rock that froze them in time almost 2000 years ago. Amazing. Worth taking...More

Thank Eugenio_aus_Wien
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Much like Pompeii, which I visited a couple of days before, Herculaneum provides a wonderful experience of an ancient city. It is far far smaller than Pompeii but is just as fascinating, and even more well preserved due to the mud which gathered during the...More

Thank 1_Typical_Tourist_1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I only had time to do one, I'd choose Pompeii, but because we had four nights in the area, we went to both and happened to go to Herculaneum first. I'd recommend that order, because it leaves the best 'til last (in my opinion)....More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some argue Pompeii is better, others that Herculaneum is better - a futile argument. They are actually quite different. Where Pompeii scores is the scale of the place, and the large public buildings; in Herculaneum, you get much more intimate detail, and far more complete...More

2  Thank AndrewPS
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Took the A3 from Sorrento. Turned off at Ercolano and got lost. Secret is to follow the brown signs which are at the first roundabout but are difficult to read. Parking is €4 for the car in a secure underground car park but remember to...More

Thank Craigvar
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is a must for anyone visiting the area, far better than Pompei, preserved in it's original state, rather than being rebuilt. The historic boat in the museum is unbelievable, as are the charred wood beams, but seeing the skeletons of the women and children...More

Thank Ossie D
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

I see that many reviewers have said that they preferred Herculaneum, mostly because the individual buildings are more complete which is certainly true. The way the way the eruption worked here, after superheated air and poisonous fumes killed everyone who had not fled, relatively gentle...More

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February 5, 2017|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid Trip Advisor does not allow me to send the link to the website but it is called Ticketone and you can buy your ticket online for 20 euro for entrance to the following sites: Pompei, Ercolano, Oplonti, Stabia e il... More
January 3, 2015|
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Response from Mario P | Reviewed this property |
That's a tough question! However, because Herculaneum is much more contained (smaller) I would choose that over Pompeii. But, because Pompeii is larger, there you would get the chance of seeing an amphitheater which... More