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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

Visited Herculaneum when staying in Sorrento. Took the local train to the ruins. The place is usually busy but we were lucky it was a bit quieter than normal . When inside Herculaneum it was very hot with no breeze at all. Don't let this...More

Thank Tommy D
Reviewed yesterday

We have recently been to Herculaneum and what can I say, this is an amazing place to visit, we previously went to Pompeii but this was lots better, it is smaller but more preserved, lots of mosaics still kin place, you could walk around a...More

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed yesterday

If you have the time, visit Herculanium and Pompeii. The contrast between the better preserved Hurculanium is history before your eyes. The better preserved buildings/mosaics/frescos, fewer tourists and no touts/scammers give this the edge. The fast train from Sorentto 12€ and entry without guide 11€...More

Thank WadkinMBE
Reviewed yesterday

The ruins were very over-priced because all the best ones were closed or inaccessible as roads to them were closed. No warning when we paid full price for the ticket and no staff on site - I think that they retreat somewhere when there are...More

Thank Glyn12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Herculaneum on a beautiful sunny day having just stepped off the plane. The parking was fairly easy to find and is right next to the ruins. The site is amazing and well worth a visit. The fresco's on the walls are stunning and...More

Thank sarahliggins76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everybody knows Pompeii but there are five villages "frozen" in time by Vesuvius: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale. The pyroclastic wave and the material which covered quickly the town preserved various objects and skeletons of people waiting for a rescue ship. It's another view...More

Thank Michaela P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place I actually thought this was much better than pompei you get a better understanding of there lifestyle and the boat yards with u think they said 300 souls. A definite must see

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For me this site had an edge over Pompeii as it was less busy, smaller scale and more space to explore without getting in the way of others. Take plenty of water and/or snacks when it's hot so you can make the most of your...More

Thank Westwood77
Reviewed 3 days ago

More intact than Pompeii, but much smaller, and for that reason, a little less impressive. Also, rather less loved and maintained than Pompeii

Thank Fortysomething7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was amazing! The ruins here just blew us away. Because it's slightly less known than Pompeii, there's less people and the ruins here are even in a little bit better shape. Amazing place, if you're in this region definitely a can't miss!

Thank Andy S
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5 September 2017|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
We chose to visit Herculaneum in the morning because we were staying in Ercalano - where the ruins are sited. I would suggest morning, as early as you can as it gets busy later. The ruins are a 5-10 minute walk straight down... More
Karina M
25 July 2017|
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Response from Bodillymill | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are concessions for us older folks! though being the younger of us two I could not partake... certainly il studenti get discounts!
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