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To preface this review, we approached this without prior research. We also did not get a guided tour or audio guide and went purely off the information booklet and signs provided. We went here before heading to pompeii which we visited at 1.30pm by comparison....More
When we entered the site, self guided, we walked down the tunnel and initially visited the Boat House area. Thereafter, we climbed the steps that took us to the Terrazza. As you enter you are immediately drawn to the large central base with cherubs and...More
Taki g the audio tour you stop in this area first and it is the perfect introduction. Many people took the likely entrance but down the ramp and through the beach area is the best way to start your tour.
When the Ash deposited all over the city the whole area was covered to a depth of about 15-30 metres. The view point in this picture is taken from onto of the Ash looking down into the excavations.. and this would have been the old...More
You are bound to see this as you descend from the main part of the town to the dockside and you get a good idea of how the local big man M.Nonius Balbus managed to get the respect he felt he deserved.
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The terrace of Marcus Nonio Balbo celebrates a local boy who did well. It is situated on what was in 79AD the seafront of Herculaneum and is just a few metres from the boat sheds that contain the skeletons of some of those who died...More
Everyone walks by this square as they enter Herculaneum. Look for 2 white marble statues on a spacious rectangular square placed over the boat houses at the bottom of the gorge. For a better view of the statue, enter the square at the foot of...More