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Ruins of Herculaneum

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Address: 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Life as it existed in this ancient Greek settlement (5th century B.C.) was...

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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Compact excavated town of roman ruins on slopes of Mount Vesuvius

Easy to get there by train from Sorrento or Naples. Come out the station and walk North East down the hill. Lots of restaurants and cafes wanting your business prices are cheap... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Easy to get there by train from Sorrento or Naples. Come out the station and walk North East down the hill. Lots of restaurants and cafes wanting your business prices are cheap. Walk past the Museum and at the bottom of the hill are the ruins. You can walk inside and take photos without visiting the site, but it only... More 

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Milbridge, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the night in Sorrento and joined the tour to Herculaneum the following day. The excavation is about a third of the size of Pompei and has many nearly complete buildings (minus the roofs). The frescos and tile work is gorgeous. Wear sturdy walking shoes and start at the lowest level (the beach) then work up to the city.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Forget the expensive organised tours and take the Circumvesuviana railway to Ercolano Scavi train station - cost less than 30 Euros return for 5 people from Sorrento (less than 6 Euros per person). The Circumvesuviana trains are basic but fine for a 30-40 minute journey. Once at Herculaneum you can join a guided tour or buy an audio guide for... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here after being to Pompeii and can say this is incredible. Areas of Herculaneum are so well preserved and you get a feel of how life was like for those who lived here, far better than pompeii. Many paintings, mosiacs remain intact and the skeletons of those who tried to take cover from Vesuvius are on display at the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In reading how to get from Herculaneum from Rome, there were different directions. One said take the underground tunnel and one said to walk outside down the block. Now I know why. When you are going from Rome to Herculaneum (train switches in Naples), you can take the underground tunnel to go from the main Naples train station to the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing place to visit. Very different from Pompei and it's definitely worth getting the 24 hour pass to do both (slightly cheaper). 18-25 year olds can also get tickets for half price. We liked the small town around it too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling from Naples to Positano, we stopped at both the Herculaneum and Pompeii ruins. Recommend to visit as early as possible to avoid the bus tours and crowds. If you have time and a larger group, I would recommend hiring a tour guide. With only 90 minutes for our visit, we opted for the audio guides which were very good... More 

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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just been there and I think this is the best time to go (April); it's sunny but not too hot, it's low season so there is not that many people. There are audioguides but also guided tours. An incredible place to visit.

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Woodend, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting site. Quite small so it is easy to see in a day along with climbing Vesuvius. We visited Herculaneum before Pompeii and suggest you do too as Pompeii does overshadow it a bit, but this is well worth a visit as you gain a more complete picture of that day in 79AD.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a much small site than Pompei, though still worth a visit. You can visit the site in about 2 to 3 hours. Of course, as always at thises sites, arrive early to avoid the crowd (they open at 8:30). The signage is not very clear and in fact many people started the visit from its end. When you... More 

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