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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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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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"audio guide"
in 372 reviews
"on site"
in 89 reviews
"better condition"
in 61 reviews
"unlike pompeii"
in 87 reviews
"train station"
in 175 reviews
"minute walk"
in 61 reviews
"ticket office"
in 133 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 55 reviews
"visit pompeii"
in 63 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 72 reviews
"roman town"
in 58 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 90 reviews
"free map"
in 35 reviews
"the main street"
in 49 reviews
"own pace"
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"down the road"
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"mount vesuvius"
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Reviewed today

On a smaller scale than Pompeii but you get the feeling of how they lived and what it must have been like to experience the eruption. Fabulous

Thank T3482013
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having driven 2500 miles through central Europe and then crossing from Croatia to Italy with our dogs we were delighted to be allowed into Herculanium. The staff were so kind and helpful despite the protests of an obnoxious 'mutton' from London who 'Fort it was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been to Pompeii and made the journey by circumvesuviana to visit this site too. It is a 10 min walk from the station, and all down hill (which means uphill back). Walking through the impressive archway, you get an aerial view of the...More

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Usually omitted by many travelers, but worth seeing. A simple train ride from Pompei. Amazing site! Do not forget to visit the Archeological museum in Napels prir to visit in order to appritiate the place.

Thank Marina K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a Gr8 Attraction if you're into history..for me Personally ( I would not invest so much into it ) Since we stayed in Rome ,, we did Pisa & my daughter was studying about Pompeii, so she was eager to see it... I...More

Thank Cell F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here for the second time and still find it fascinating. It is so much better preserved than Pompeii, and so much easier to walk around. The colours of the mosaic are fabulous. Would highly recommend. I travelled on the slow train from sorrento, which...More

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this place. No tour buses, almost no people (even in July on a Friday) and you had the chance to get up close to everything.

Thank Cynthia A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the family to see these ruins. They're small and manageable-- great for people who don't want to spend a whole day/week on ruins and just want an hour/2 hour experience to get a flavor of it. The ruins are more intact than at...More

Thank vhoenigman
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit, much smaller than Pompeii and you will see all the bones of the people trying to hide from the eruption, very moving and fascinating.

Thank Darren M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The public transport access and the archaeological site are wonderful but please read reviews of Caffeteria Vesuvio near the station before sitting down. Nearly 50% service charge added at till.

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pedigogy
18 June 2018|
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Response from Anne J | Reviewed this property |
I think you would struggle with both Pompeii and Herculaneum. You would be able to view Herculaneum from the top of the site but to get down to the main town is a steep ramp and the sea caves are down lots of steps. There... More
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Diana M
17 May 2018|
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Response from Josephine J | Reviewed this property |
We took the Circumvesuvio train from Sorrento to Ercolaneo Scavi [about 40 minutes] & walked down the hill from the station. You don't need to pre-book.
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COMO999
15 November 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
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