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An amazing walk in the past. Sad to read how they had died but proof how advanced they were. Try to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
United Kingdom
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From here you get an amazing view, it sets the tone of the place and gives you a real feel of what... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

An amazing walk in the past. Sad to read how they had died but proof how advanced they were. Try to go early morning 8:30 when it's quite with a possibility of getting a museum parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MFD_1980
Reviewed 1 July 2018

From here you get an amazing view, it sets the tone of the place and gives you a real feel of what it must have been like in its heyday. Definitely a must do.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve57C
Reviewed 10 April 2018

To preface this review, we approached this without prior research. We also did not get a guided tour or audio guide and went purely off the information booklet and signs provided. We went here before heading to pompeii which we visited at 1.30pm by comparison....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

When we entered the site, self guided, we walked down the tunnel and initially visited the Boat House area. Thereafter, we climbed the steps that took us to the Terrazza. As you enter you are immediately drawn to the large central base with cherubs and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Taki g the audio tour you stop in this area first and it is the perfect introduction. Many people took the likely entrance but down the ramp and through the beach area is the best way to start your tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

When the Ash deposited all over the city the whole area was covered to a depth of about 15-30 metres. The view point in this picture is taken from onto of the Ash looking down into the excavations.. and this would have been the old...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Bodillymill
Reviewed 12 June 2017

You are bound to see this as you descend from the main part of the town to the dockside and you get a good idea of how the local big man M.Nonius Balbus managed to get the respect he felt he deserved. There are a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The terrace of Marcus Nonio Balbo celebrates a local boy who did well. It is situated on what was in 79AD the seafront of Herculaneum and is just a few metres from the boat sheds that contain the skeletons of some of those who died...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Clive H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Everyone walks by this square as they enter Herculaneum. Look for 2 white marble statues on a spacious rectangular square placed over the boat houses at the bottom of the gorge. For a better view of the statue, enter the square at the foot of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is a statue in the open terrace above the arches where there are preserved survivors. It is best veiwed from above as you walked in and you can zoom in for a close up of the statue.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank rayrest
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