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Ruins of Herculaneum

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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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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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All reviews audio guide better condition smaller site amazing site unlike pompeii train station well worth the visit visit pompeii ticket office roman town mosaic floors couple of hours free map own pace the main street down the road archaeological site
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Reviewed today

very interesting to visit, lots of information, guide was very informative, compact for getting around walking in history!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed today

We visited Pompeii 15 years ago. 5 years ago we came here. The visit 5 years ago is one of our top 3 travel memories in years of travel through 60 different countries. We arrived early, and as we entered, an older local gentleman who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are so many contrasts between Pompei and Herculeum-the former is a city, the later is a small site. But I really felt like I stepped back in time to the deveststing day when the volcano erupted because life just stopped. You can see examples...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park was perfect for an afternoon/2-3 hour tour. There was even convenient parking adjacent to the park. Some buildings were very well preserved and presented.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JenRaeM
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wish I could have seen both, but due to time constraints we picked Herculaneum. An easy walk from the Circumvesuviana train (which is quite an adventure in itself) with lots of restaurants along the way. We joined a tour group for about 30 euros a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michelle s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating piece of history.Great place to take kids.Well preserved and managed.Not as big as Pompei and doesnt take so long to walk around.Greatcafe on site to buy hot or cold drinks.Students would enjoy it here and anyone who appreciates art and history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bridget M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in Nov 2018 and rented the audio guides (had to leave my ID as a deposit) and then descended to the port/former seaside. It is stunning how much ground has been removed to reveal this town, and amazing to walk through the history. Off-peak...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 100alexh100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Herculaneum is very compact area compared with Pompeii. It is in better condition than Pompeii. And there is more and better objects to see in relatively small area. You can cover the whole area in couple of hours. A good guide is recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PerttiHar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for about 2 hours with our archeological guide, as part of a private 4 person tour. We arrived a little after 1pm and left a little after 3pm, right as a thunderstorm was rolling in (so, perfect timing). The crowds were SIGNIFICANTLY...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as interesting as Pompeii but different so don't miss it the port was especially intresting and grusome We hired a private guide which was really helpful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank archemist
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19 September 2018|
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Response from 199lindys | Reviewed this property |
We got the train at 8.26, it was really easy. Five minutes walk downhill from the station to the site. No queue for tickets. You can pick up a guide there or do the audio guide - make sure they give you a map.
29 July 2018|
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Response from V92FTianh | Reviewed this property |
You can just turn up. Either way you may have to queue in the high season.
James S
15 July 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!