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Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

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Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

Last time we were in this area of Italy we tried to visit both pompeii and herculaneum in one day. Big mistake!!! We got off the train at ercolano and never actually found the entrance to herculaneum.

Can someone give me easy to follow directions from the station please?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

after you exit the Ercolano stop, head straight ahead downhill, about a 10-15 minute walk. As you walk down the street, you may see a sign pointing in another direction but you can ignore that, following that sign you bring you to another entrance. (a longer walk too)

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2. Re: Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

As you walk downhill, the street will "dead end" to a little area with benches and a wall with an arched "porta". Go through that opening, there will be an information office just to your left and you can get a map. Then continue down the path, you will see the scavi to your right over the fence. Halfway down the path will be an entrance to a grass/park area on your left, turn there. Walk past the fountains that you can see lower down and turn right at the first big path. At the bottom of that path you will see a large brick visitors center. That will be where you buy tickets, can leave large bags, and where WCs are located.

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3. Re: Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

Many thanks for the swift replies. I think we made the mistake last time of turning left and the end of the street, rather than going through the "porta".

I recall we seemed to walk a great distance to no avail. Have heard it is better preserved than pompeii, so looking forward to our future visit.

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4. Re: Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

If you use Google Maps you can have a practice "walk" from the station (Piazza della Stazione Circumvesuviana/ Via Vittorio Veneto) along Via 4 Novembre through to the site ticket office.

If they are open when you visit don't miss the Suburban Baths, said to the best preserved in the Roman world. There is a problem with flooding in the building so opening is erratic, they were closed the last couple of times we visited in 2009 and 2010.

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5. Re: Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

Here is a google map I made of Herculaneum

maps.google.com/maps/ms…

red cross is the Circumvesuvina stop

Blue arch with a bus under is it the ent4rance to the park.

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6. Re: Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

If you're arriving on the Circumvesuviana, the big trick is to use the Ercolano station (a.k.a. Ercolano Scavi), and not the one called Ercolano Miglio d'Oro...

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/128288647

From Sorrento and Pompei, get off at the first of the two - or, from Naples, the second!

The Circumvesuviana people are a little inconsistent with their signage and maps, but this is what you'll probably see...

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/133832737

Once out of the station, look carefully enough and you'll find that there are some signs to guide you - but just keep walking downhill, it was after all a sea port!

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/123061482

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/123061723

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/123061725

As mentioned, ignore any intended to direct motor traffic off to the carpark - and head towards the water..

You may be interested in having a look here...

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187791-i22-k43635…

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7. Re: Directions to herculaneum from ercolano station please

Many thanks to you all for being so helpful.

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