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Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting Pompeii the day before, seeing Herculaneum was just as an exciting and interesting experience. The size is surprisingly small, but there's so much to explore, you could get lost for hours. I was there for just under 2 hours and left without seeing it all - though this was partially due to our trip being cut short due to awful weather. Everything is remarkably well kept and the mosaics are beautiful - the whole place is much more colourful than Pompeii, and you could really understand how the Romans lived. My group had to hand in our backpacks at the main centre, which was fine, until we saw lots of other groups still having their backpacks on in the ruins - bit strange!

Thank bagelbabi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrive at the ruins bought tickets and got together a group of 10 people and hired Dr Luciano Leone as a tour guide. He is also a archeologist who works on the digging in Herculaneum.
Very well informed and pleasant.
There are other sides that you can visit on your own.
This has so many layers of information you must have a guide.
I highly recommend Luciano Leone.

Thank Adolfo M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see the sites of Herculaneum and well worth it, but don't book via Trip Advisor. Vouchers don't come through before you travel. Lucky we had our smart phones with us.

Thank Brenda430151
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Pompeii earlier in the day, Herculaeneum ison a smaller scale but perhaps more impressive. The quality of the excavation and the preservation of the town and it’s buildings is incredible. The tragedy of the explosive power of Versuvious is brought home with human remains trapped in a moment in our history.
In my opinion the highlight of our day. It’s €11 fee and is a treat.

Thank tony d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruins are an incredible place to visit after such a devastating tragedy. The restoration is incredible and the stories will amaze you. If in the area, you must go.

Thank Marion M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited both Herculaneum and Pompeii during our trip and would 100% recommend Herculaneum more. It was so much more informative and the ruins were much better preserved which made it more interesting. It was nice and quiet which allowed us to take our time exploring the site throughout the afternoon and early evening. The size also meant that we didn’t get worn out in the way that we did at Pompeii and I feel that I learnt a lot more about the people who would have lived at Herculaneum.

Thank nbristow25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a story, wow,
just wow, went to Pompeii and was blown away with it,
Herculanium, smaller but its all there

Must see

Thank marcus a
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pompeii a couple of years ago and my kids' teacher recommended to visit Ercolano, too so.. we came back. The site is impressive - smaller size than Pompeii as much more is still under the "modern" city behind - incredibly well preserved and irrationally unprotected, will hopefully be better taken care to ensure we do not lose such a treasure. Once inside, we met a very nice and informed local guide and joined the 2 hour tour - highly recommended!

Thank TravelRR2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopped on the Circumvesuviana to Heculaneum after completing a morning guided tour of the ruins at Pompeii.Easy walking distance from the station with many restaurants and cafes along the way to Herculaneum site.We toured the place independently.Good view of Mt.Vesuvius at Herculaneum.A good number of the buildings were still intact unlike those in Pompeii.According to research 'Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town was destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79AD which covered and preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs,beds,doors,food and even some 300 skeletons discovered in recent years along the seashore."
Entrance to both sights were free being the first Sunday of the month and crowds at Herculaneum were less in the afternoon.

Thank felizglobetrotters
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made it here having wanted to visit since childhood
We have seen these ruins and heard the stories in books, internet and TV over decades and finally made it to see them
They were even more moving than expected - both historically interesting and also a dramatic human tragedy
The site is well preserved and sensitively presented to be informative without risk of damage
Our tour guide brought it all to life and at times you could almost feel the original residents had just walked away a few minutes earlier

Thank Tomi61
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