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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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“smaller site” (104 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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"audio guide"
in 380 reviews
"smaller site"
in 104 reviews
"better condition"
in 61 reviews
"train station"
in 182 reviews
"unlike pompeii"
in 88 reviews
"amazing site"
in 37 reviews
"ticket office"
in 135 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 53 reviews
"visited pompeii"
in 59 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 75 reviews
"roman town"
in 59 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 91 reviews
"free map"
in 36 reviews
"own pace"
in 42 reviews
"the main street"
in 51 reviews
"down the road"
in 39 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 42 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Thoroughly recommend a visit and it is much less crowded than Pompeii, yet offers the chance to wonder around and absorb the history of this fascinating ruin. Easy to get to by train and plenty to see and learn about. Audio guides are available but...More

Thank NandD2016
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Reviewed today via mobile

On our first trip to Sorrento, we visited Pompeii, however on our second visit we were keen to see Herculaneum as many people had said it was better. Although Pompeii undeniably has the wow factor in terms of size, Herculaneum is more intact; many of...More

Thank bedhair-monkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow... we did Ercolano after Pompéi which I had always dreamed of without ever knowing of ercolano. Ok... the train station is a little ‘scary’ and I’d keep my handbag at hand, but the visit... wow. We paid £50 each for tour (2 of us...More

Thank Mademoiselle-Frenchy
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is really easy to find, just off the autostrada, and was a nice stop for a couple of hours on the way back to Rome. car park is great and secure, and under 18's are free. it's a great site, and not too...More

Thank Stuart D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a tour of both Pompeii and Herculaneum with a private guide. It was great to see the contrast of the 2 sights. Where as Pompeii was a bustling port city, Herculaneum was a resort town. It is a much smaller site (not fully...More

Thank Ryan A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very cheap and informative way to view this fascinating excavation site with a small refreshment area, lots of area and sights to peruse, take a drink and some sandwiches as there are benches and grassed areas to picnic on, e11 each for adults.

Thank canim0151
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fantastic way to spend a morning. We had already visited Pompeii which was incredible but this smaller, better preserved site is, in my opinion, even better. Firstly, it is cheaper and the lines to get in were not long at all. The...More

Thank SozzyBear
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited whilst on a driving tour through Italy in August and drove here easily. Don't be put off by people saying it's not safe, it's no more dangerous than any other country. We found street parking locally, make sure you look out for the...More

1  Thank steveandjanbox
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to see the 'trio' of famous ruins uncovered after the Vesuvian eruption (Herculaneum, Pompei and Villa Poppea) and weren't disappointed. Possibly less well known than Pompei but in some ways better - you really get a sense of the proximity of the sea...More

Thank Bmpaddy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spend the day here needless to say take water and hats has there is no shade once your in the ruins. We decided to go without the guide as we had 6 young children in toe and didn’t want them getting to bored how...More

Thank webby161
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819jenny
29 July 2018|
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Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
You can just turn up. Either way you may have to queue in the high season.
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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!
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Hillary R
27 June 2018|
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Response from kathyatriverdell | Reviewed this property |
We did book in advance but there was no need. The queue was very short. The ruins are well worth the visit, very poignant.The Circumvesuviana commuter line from Garibaldi in Naples is easy transport. Do watch the stops... More
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