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Ruins of Herculaneum

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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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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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All reviews audio guide smaller site better condition circumvesuviana train unlike pompeii amazing site well worth the visit visit pompeii ticket office mosaic floors roman town couple of hours own pace free map the main street down the road archaeological site
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After visiting Pompeii the day before, seeing Herculaneum was just as an exciting and interesting experience. The size is surprisingly small, but there's so much to explore, you could get lost for hours. I was there for just under 2 hours and left without seeing...More

1  Thank bagelbabi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrive at the ruins bought tickets and got together a group of 10 people and hired Dr Luciano Leone as a tour guide. He is also a archeologist who works on the digging in Herculaneum. Very well informed and pleasant. There are other sides...More

Thank Adolfo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see the sites of Herculaneum and well worth it, but don't book via Trip Advisor. Vouchers don't come through before you travel. Lucky we had our smart phones with us.

Thank Brenda430151
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Pompeii earlier in the day, Herculaeneum ison a smaller scale but perhaps more impressive. The quality of the excavation and the preservation of the town and it’s buildings is incredible. The tragedy of the explosive power of Versuvious is brought home with human...More

Thank tony d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruins are an incredible place to visit after such a devastating tragedy. The restoration is incredible and the stories will amaze you. If in the area, you must go.

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited both Herculaneum and Pompeii during our trip and would 100% recommend Herculaneum more. It was so much more informative and the ruins were much better preserved which made it more interesting. It was nice and quiet which allowed us to take our time...More

1  Thank nbristow25
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a story, wow, just wow, went to Pompeii and was blown away with it, Herculanium, smaller but its all there Must see

Thank marcus a
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pompeii a couple of years ago and my kids' teacher recommended to visit Ercolano, too so.. we came back. The site is impressive - smaller size than Pompeii as much more is still under the "modern" city behind - incredibly well preserved and...More

Thank TravelRR2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopped on the Circumvesuviana to Heculaneum after completing a morning guided tour of the ruins at Pompeii.Easy walking distance from the station with many restaurants and cafes along the way to Herculaneum site.We toured the place independently.Good view of Mt.Vesuvius at Herculaneum.A good number of...More

Thank felizglobetrotters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made it here having wanted to visit since childhood We have seen these ruins and heard the stories in books, internet and TV over decades and finally made it to see them They were even more moving than expected - both historically interesting and also...More

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19 September 2018|
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Response from Darrell X | Reviewed this property |
The train definitely and then it's just a short walk. Agree with the previous review too, avoid the restaurants nearest the station, complete rip off. Walk further down to Herculaneum itself. Enjoy!
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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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!