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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano

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Amazing place

In my opinion better place than Pompei. Smaller but we spent more than 3 hours. More buildings with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Magdalena K
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Like stepping back in time

I always, frequently recommend people to visit Herculaneum first over its famous cousin, Pompeii... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In my opinion better place than Pompei. Smaller but we spent more than 3 hours. More buildings with better preserved frescos than in Pompei. We went there without tour guide but it was a mistake. We heard how tour guides were telling stories and it...More

Thank Magdalena K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always, frequently recommend people to visit Herculaneum first over its famous cousin, Pompeii. Herculaneum was preserved with the pyroclastic flows, and so has a lot more preserved artwork, second stories, some roofs and more everyday items making it much easier to imagine how life...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real nice area to visit, well preserved and executed, more house to se and more areas open for visits. It was a bit harder to excavate than Pompeii, this town was over flooded of lava and mud from the eruption. So this is a must...More

Thank Magnusigbg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to Pompei, Ercolano is much smaller. Its condition is remarkable, though. Many buildings are better kept, both in terms of structure and decorative elements. Don’t miss this if you are in the neighbourhood!

Thank KurtV470
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Site is very nice and interesting. Is much smaller that Pompeii but I like it more. Don't forget to ask for brochure with description of the sites in the area. It is for free. On the other hand, it was hard to get to. We...More

Thank JaroslavJ55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Much better preserved than it’s more famous neighbour this is not to be missed. Also smaller and easily managed in a couple of hours. Take the Circumvesuviana to Ercolano Scavi/Vesuvio and it’s 5 mins walk straight down the hill. Under 18s free with proof of...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Pompeii several times, Herculaneum had always been on my must go one day list. On a much smaller scale it was fascinating to see the remains of this roman holiday resort buried under a mountain of volcanic debris. The sheer scale of...More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Closer to Vesuvius, better preserved and cheaper than Pompeii. Really, if you are interested how Romans used to live and how their houses looked like, consider Ercolaneo first. There you don't see ruins and sometimes a mosaic but even second floors, tables, mosaics and even...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to on the train from Sorrento .Unless you are seriously into archeology a much better option than Pompei as it us situated in an area with cafes , shelter from the heat. An excellent , interesting experience. When you get off the...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Incredible experience. Not as large as pompeii but alot more in tact. Seating and vending machines at entrance to this site. Highly recommended seeing

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5 February 2017|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid Trip Advisor does not allow me to send the link to the website but it is called Ticketone and you can buy your ticket online for 20 euro for entrance to the following sites: Pompei, Ercolano, Oplonti, Stabia e il... More
3 January 2015|
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Response from Mario P | Reviewed this property |
That's a tough question! However, because Herculaneum is much more contained (smaller) I would choose that over Pompeii. But, because Pompeii is larger, there you would get the chance of seeing an amphitheater which... More