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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano

Via Mare, 75, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 732 4338
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Smaller site than Pompeii but its worth it!

We went to Ercolano after having visiting Pompeii. You can’t compare but still beautiful. Much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marine D
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By far the most fascinating site available to see by the public. Not as big as Pompeii or as over... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
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Via Mare, 75, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 732 4338

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Ercolano after having visiting Pompeii. You can’t compare but still beautiful. Much smaller cite but more preserved than Pompeii. Here you can still see some villas with an upper floor and find a lot of wallpaintings in a good state. You will...More

1  Thank Marine D
Reviewed 7 January 2018

By far the most fascinating site available to see by the public. Not as big as Pompeii or as over bearing. Better preservation of plaster work and even timber still in situ. Do not miss it.

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place. Wonderful excavation of this town destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD. Many of the buildings are remarkably well preserved showing art work on the walls and beautiful tiled floors. The bath houses are particularly well presented and give a true glimpse...More

Thank Macca6178
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Very thought provoking & interesting. We have been to Ercolano (Herculamium) & Pompeii & prefer Ercolano, the site is smaller & less crowded than Pompeii. You can get a tour or just take yourself but we chose the option of the walkie talkie phone guide...More

Thank 13Si-Sharon13
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Ercolano gets half of the tourists that Pompeii gets so you have less crowds and much time to discover the place and Scavi Archeologici is the highlight of the town. Not only the ruins of the old buildings but also the paintings and cravings on...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We visited here before visiting Pompeii and spent quite a while just wandering around and taking in everything. The whole place is fascinating and we really liked the fact that you could walk in and see so many different things. We were really glad that...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were keen to visit this place but didn't want to be dragged around for 2hrs by an overpriced tour guide so we did it ourselves. First stop for us was the circumvesuviano train. It runs from Sorrento to Naples every 30 minutes. It's a...More

3  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 November 2017

No way for me to discuss about the importance of this site in world's heritage. It's a matter of fact that this is one of the most interesting places in order to understand what the life in imperial times was like. But I can reveal...More

Thank Biavati
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Although much smaller than Pompeii, Herculaneum is certainly much more striking as you can still find the original wood, the oldest window, stairs and doors, still preserved by the flow of liquid rock that froze them in time almost 2000 years ago. Amazing. Worth taking...More

Thank Eugenio_aus_Wien
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Much like Pompeii, which I visited a couple of days before, Herculaneum provides a wonderful experience of an ancient city. It is far far smaller than Pompeii but is just as fascinating, and even more well preserved due to the mud which gathered during the...More

Thank 1_Typical_Tourist_1
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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