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Ruins of Herculaneum

Corso Resina 6, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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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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Corso Resina 6, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the train from sorrento- about 50 mins- on a sweltering day. Good to get the train at the end of the line so you get a seat! Most people get off at Pompeii and Herculaneum is so much quieter. You tend to get mobbed...More

Thank Su W
Reviewed yesterday

I've been to Pompeii, and I couldn't wait to go to Herculaneum, because unlike Pompeii, which was buried in ash, Herculaneum was buried under solid rock, thus allowing some things that are rarely preserved from the ancient world — like wood — to survive. Herculaneum...More

Thank phillytravelersaj
Reviewed 2 days ago

A short walk from the train station, Herculaneum was a small settlement buried by volcanic activity in 79 AD. Due to some unusual chemistry, the organic matter was preserved, meaning wall paintings, wood, etc. This means you get a view of ancient Roman society quite...More

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We travelled from Sorrento by train to Herculaneum which was cheap and hassle free. Arrive early to avoid the crowds and the heat, well worth the effort to see one of Italy's hidden treasures

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Ercolano with my family, all born and raised in the USA and new to this experience or archeological discovery. We engaged with the tourist guide Luciano Leone, who speaks great English and is extremely knowledgable. Luciano presented us Ercolano in a great 1...More

Thank Francesco R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Smaller and easy to navigate with superior preserved frescos and ruins. We spent around two and half hours here in the morning prior to a three and a half our trip around Pompeii in the afternoon. I'm a history fan and the time was just...More

1  Thank Daryl K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although a much smaller scale than Pompeii, Herculaneum is nevertheless worth a visit because it has a fascinating story to tell which differs from Pompeii. It's an incredibly thought provoking experience and one not to be missed. It's advisable to go on a guided tour...More

Thank CelticWarrior1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having visited Pompeii in the past, we wanted to visit Ercolano. We found the site very interesting and very moving in parts especially where the poor people tried to hide from the Volcanic ash. Ercolano is much more compact than Pompeii and you can actually...More

Thank p0ndskipper
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited in the afternoon with a small tour group, there were only a few people there so it was a leisurely visit. A complete contrast to Pompei in that the buildings were much better preserved and it is a much smaller site. Much of...More

1  Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 5 days ago

As impressive as Pompeii is because of its size, Herculaneum has nothing to envy. In fact as you arrive to the site from the car park it will take a wahoo from you. Because the place is compact you really get an immediate sense that...More

1  Thank Jean Pierre V
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1 July 2017|
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Response from Maree M | Reviewed this property |
I very much doubt it and if you do leave your luggage it won't be there when you get back I would stay in a B&B overnight and leave your bags there Naples is not a good place to leave anything
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Dean1000 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I used the free paper guide at Herculaneum. If you you have a speaking guide you will be in a group and it is always more difficult to see and hear everything. I recommend going early, we arrived as it opened... More
6 June 2017|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
Yes - that's perfectly feasible. However they sometimes have rail strikes without warning, as we discovered one morning. No trains at all in the morning and last train at about 5:30pm!!