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Quiet and wonderful

Unlike its neighbor Pompeii, Herculaneum is a quiet place. It’s also quite small but it has... read more

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Great Site

This site is smaller than Pompeii but just as good, very interesting. Lots more buildings etc... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unlike its neighbor Pompeii, Herculaneum is a quiet place. It’s also quite small but it has fantastic things that Pompeii doesn’t have. You can walk it all in about 2.5 hours. It was wonderful!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site is smaller than Pompeii but just as good, very interesting. Lots more buildings etc survived in tact including wooden doors and beams - incredible. €11 per person and under 18 free. A gem Indeed and highly recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing insight to the devastation caused to two Roman Cities at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, I preferred this to Pompeii because it was much smaller and it was stunning to see the city, at 16 meters below the current city. Having...More

Thank david t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Italy you can not miss a visit to the superb ancient city of Ercolano. Near Pompei, it is very well preserved and in a small area it is possible to find houses with beautiful mosaics and murals, ancient shops, thermae, gardens,...More

Thank magda m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great roman location and findings. we didn't have a guided tour, audio guided tour is great and gives you an overview of the situation of Herculaneum before the outbreak of the Vesuvio.

Thank Anietta18
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

If you have to choose between Ercolano and Pompei I would choose Pompei - but that’s just my opinion of course Much smaller than Pompei, at 4.5ha, rather than Pompei’s impressive 22ha, Ercolano is doable in a couple of hours. What is most impressive, if...More

Thank Vivelafrancetoday
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Rather than go on an organised tour, we did it ourselves, armed with an old guidebook and a map picked up at the ticket office - saved a fortune. At the entrance we were accosted by freelance guides who wanted to charge 120 euros for...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Need at least 3 hours to explore the city. Some of the paintings are exquisite. Even smaller rooms had frescoes. A fascinating glimpse into Roman life.

Thank Josephine J
Reviewed 28 May 2018

You have to see Pompeii, but you must not miss Herculaneum. Pompeii is vast and destroyed by pyroclastic flows and lava. Herculaneum being buried by boiling mud and volcanic debris is much better preserved. When you arrive, unlike Pompeii, you can see that the city...More

Thank JDA55
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our day here. Preferred it to Pompeii personally due to better preservation and easier to navigate your way around. Particularly found the baths fascinating. In my opinion an absolute must see.

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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