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Great secret. Herculaneum is better than big brother Pompeii. It’s a much smaller site that can be seen from a walk way above. The buildings are much more intact than Pompeii and you see great frescos and see how people lived 2000 years ago.
We went to this place on our way to Almafi coast. It is also recommended by several Italian friends o er Pompei since it is well reserved and smaller than Pompei.
The entrance is opened at 830 AM, 11 euro per person. They do take...More
The circumvesuviana train stops at Ercolana which is basically at the top of the road about 10 minutes walk away.
The actual site is much smaller than Pompeii, it was buried at much the same time, but in mud which has preserved it better. As...More
This is a great place, we preferred it to the much bigger Pompeii. The site is very well preserved and you come away with a good idea of Roman life. You also gain a greater understanding of how colossal the erruption of Vesuvius was 27th...More
We share the views of other reviewers in that we found this experience a little better than out Pompeii visit but in actual fact both sites are amazing
This site is more compact and the building generally better preserved which enables the visitor to get...More
Smaller than Pompeii but just as good. Easier to navigate and more preserved historical site. Small site big attraction. Well preserved artifacts and homes with smaller crowds than Pompeii. Easy to navigate thru the site and actually spend time seeing the sites without the big...More
What can I say but wow?! These amazing ruins lay buried for centuries and houses built over them until the digging began and history unfurled. So unlike, but complimentary to, Pompeii a must visit for anyone exploring the Amalfi coast. So easy to access and...More
I loved Herculaneum. It's smaller, and much better preserved than Pompeii. It's easy to find things, there was great info, and it was really neat to see some archeological digs going on. I thought this place was magical!
On your way to the ruins on your right hand side you will see this little museum. GO IN! Visit it before and after you visit the site. Ask at the desk if you can return after visiting the site. As you walk through this...More