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Always wanted to go

Having been to Pompeii several times, Herculaneum had always been on my must go one day list. On a... read more

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Melanie R
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A bit forgotten but splendid

Closer to Vesuvius, better preserved and cheaper than Pompeii. Really, if you are interested how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin K
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Reviewed today via mobile

Having been to Pompeii several times, Herculaneum had always been on my must go one day list. On a much smaller scale it was fascinating to see the remains of this roman holiday resort buried under a mountain of volcanic debris. The sheer scale of...More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Closer to Vesuvius, better preserved and cheaper than Pompeii. Really, if you are interested how Romans used to live and how their houses looked like, consider Ercolaneo first. There you don't see ruins and sometimes a mosaic but even second floors, tables, mosaics and even...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to get to on the train from Sorrento .Unless you are seriously into archeology a much better option than Pompei as it us situated in an area with cafes , shelter from the heat. An excellent , interesting experience. When you get off the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible experience. Not as large as pompeii but alot more in tact. Seating and vending machines at entrance to this site. Highly recommended seeing

Thank Vg1602
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very interesting visit. Half a day at least since it is a lot to walk. Arrive is very tricky by car, train goes well. If you go by car parking is very difficult, but drive all the way to the entrance of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t need to be a history buff to enjoy what Herculaneum can offer you. Being able to enter the buildings helps one to immerse into the life of locals of that ancient time. Arriving at 9 in the morning does the trick, on 26...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike its neighbor Pompeii, Herculaneum is a quiet place. It’s also quite small but it has fantastic things that Pompeii doesn’t have. You can walk it all in about 2.5 hours. It was wonderful!

Thank TatianaMR
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This site is smaller than Pompeii but just as good, very interesting. Lots more buildings etc survived in tact including wooden doors and beams - incredible. €11 per person and under 18 free. A gem Indeed and highly recommend

Thank Steph_Bagley
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was an amazing insight to the devastation caused to two Roman Cities at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, I preferred this to Pompeii because it was much smaller and it was stunning to see the city, at 16 meters below the current city. Having...More

Thank david t
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Great roman location and findings. we didn't have a guided tour, audio guided tour is great and gives you an overview of the situation of Herculaneum before the outbreak of the Vesuvio.

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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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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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