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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano

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All reviews couple of hours train station roman life entrance fee wall paintings daily life ancient city ticket office archaeological site roman times smaller site many ways mt vesuvius minute walk guided tour own pace walk around
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This must-see destination with its relatively small footprint allows you to appreciate the happenings when the volcano covered the city. lovely walk in a cold January morning.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DCermelli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to reach by train, the area is smaller than Pompei but immediately visible from above when you enter the site. You need at least a couple of hours to walk all over it and discover a lot of amazing things. Ancient houses are in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gianfranco D
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

an incredible jump im the history! it's really one pf the most important site of the Italy! you can breath the ancient time. great!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pukapuka10
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Apart of Pompeii park, there is another important archeological park at Italy. Its a pity if not go to here. Don’t miss it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank crisispina
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

As advertised this site is more well preserved due to how it was completely buried on that fateful day. The art on show really gives you an idea of how life was back in its Roman days. Enough information as you walked around to give...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mitchtrix
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The lady working in the ticket office at the back entrance is one of the most rude person I have met in Italy. I do understand why she is working at the back, but please get rid of her all together. If some one says...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zzaga
Reviewed 30 October 2018

A must see if you get to Naples, either do a day trip, but much better to stay in Ercolano and take your time and enjoy the wonderful cafes in Ercalano. It is amazing when you get into the ruins and look around at what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig S
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here and did a private tour what a beautiful experience we had such a great time in the sense of history is amazing. Definitely worth stopping at the local guides are very knowledgeable and everyone take so much pride in their history we had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bklyn550
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Why Herculaneum is worth a visit: - Many buildings are more intact (several storeys still standing) than in Pompei, so you get a nice impression how it must have been to actually walk within this village of rather wealthy roman residents - the preserved wooden...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Herculaneum after Pompeii and the ruins are fantastic. It's amazing what has survived. The paintings and structures are in incredible condition. Unfortunately like the tourism aspect of the site is poorly managed. Little printed information is available and I believe this is to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 February 2017|
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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
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