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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano

Via Mare, 75, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 732 4338
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Preferred to Pompeii

Absolutely loved our day here. Preferred it to Pompeii personally due to better preservation and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James R
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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More preserved than Pompeii

So we did the tourist thing and visited Pompeii first. But as we love the ruins so, decided to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CharlCW
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Cape Town
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Via Mare, 75, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our day here. Preferred it to Pompeii personally due to better preservation and easier to navigate your way around. Particularly found the baths fascinating. In my opinion an absolute must see.

Thank James R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So we did the tourist thing and visited Pompeii first. But as we love the ruins so, decided to make a stop at the Herculean ruins too. Don't let first views disappoint you! Once inside, lies a fascinating world of thousands of years ago, wonderfully...More

Thank CharlCW
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful excavation site most likely overlooked by neighboring Pompeii, however we chose to visit here over Pompeii as it has smaller crowds and takes less time to fully absorb. The site is maintained well, easy to get to, and is a must for anyone with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here in may. The weather hadn’t been too good up until that day, but thankfully the sun came out. Really can’t imagine coming here in the rain. It was absolutely stunning. We haven’t done Pompeii so have nothing to compare...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go the day after going to Pompei. After getting to the site and seeing what was there, we decided it was not worth our while. Yes, it is true that the crowds were less than Pompei, however, the scale and magnitude of...More

Thank Ryan D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because Herculaneum is a more compact site, it makes a great introduction to daily life at the time of Vesuvius' eruption. You can spend a good couple of hours and feel that you have explored well. We ended with the poor souls who thought they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought it would be same as Pompei but it really isn't. Different in so many ways. smaller site than Pompei but still needs 2 hours to see it

Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This was my reason for taking the family to italy and it did not disappoint at all .. highly recommended

Thank rob h
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Download the guide before you go as they were completely out of the English booklet when I was there. And I read in several places that they don't take credit cards, but they do. I had no problem buying my ticket with my card. Seeing...More

Thank kayjay32
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The Herculaneum excavation is near Pompeii - the seaside town was incinerated in the same eruption event, which also moved the southern Italian coastline several kms west. The Herculaneum excavation is smaller than Pompeii, but more recent and better preserved - well worth a look....More

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johny114
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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
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Fun2have
3 January 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
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