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Herculanense Museum

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Worth a visit!

We went to this place on our way to Almafi coast. It is also recommended by several Italian friends... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Smaller cousin to Pompeii

The circumvesuviana train stops at Ercolana which is basically at the top of the road about 10... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank S G
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Squazle
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 191keithw
Reviewed 30 April 2018

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

Thank deluca120
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank SueandJune
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 29 April 2016

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

Thank Deleta
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We stumbled across this museum purely by chance and it was great, awe inspiring, we took so many pictures of the decorated ceilings & walls, a nice Lille historical gem.

Thank Tracy L
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Response from 191keithw | Reviewed this property |
We caught the bus from a street call san pascual to Ercolano There are several buses which run there for few euros or rather a day pass Well worth a visit Enjoy