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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Ercolano
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a a fabulous archeological site which is often missed by Pompei visitors but well worth a visit
Get a guide to enhance your experience you only need a couple of hours

Some difficult walking so probably not for the elderly

You need to go soon as the plaster is washing away every time it rains and the staggering neglect of the Italian government is shameful, this site will be wrecked in a decade

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A magnificent, amazingly-preserved site. It is difficult to compare with Pompeii, because this was a wealthy resort town, but you are granted so much more access here. I would advise to visit this AFTER Pompeii.

Easily accessed down the hill from the Ercolano Scavi Circumvesuviana train station (from Naples, Sorrento, etc). Please note there are two stations at Ercolano!

The commune of Ercolano is rather impoverished and dilapidated. Be cautious of petty crime.

Thank PierreMalmaison
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are fascinated about ancient history don't miss to visit the famous resort for wealthy Romans and Campanians. The 20 meter of vulcanic mud and ash preserved in fantastic condition the city. Calculate 2-4 hours for you visit, make your time to find all hidden places, worth it.

Thank ifm05
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

These excavations are a remarkable example of how the Romans lived. There is so much to see in such a small place . There would be so much more to see but the modern day Herculaneum has been unknowingly built over it . Everything has been so well preserved. The most moving part is when you see the skeletons huddled together at the then seafront trying to escape the heat and devastation of the volcanic force.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Do not use Google maps to find this place. If you do follow it until it says you are there. Then carry on straight. Turn left and along the road until you see a brown sign indicating Ruins. Turn left and carry on up the hill. Turn lfet into the park

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