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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano, Ercolano

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  • Unlike Pompeii, literally a Roman metropolis, Herculaneum was a small town located on the sea and the General State of conservation of the first and second floors of several homes, as well as the conservation of organic elements (beams, beds, cots, folding screens) make this a unique site, with the possibility of admiring the buildings of the era with a degree of historical accuracy far greater than Pompeii itself. It hurts to think that would require other excavations to free up more areas of the city, as can be seen from the tunnels Bourbons, while the terrifying dwellings which overcome the area represent a bad card. The bookshop is well stocked, while there is only one restaurant with self-service machines. The general feeling is that the site, magnificent and vivid, as with numerous information panels, he still needs some further investment to make it even richer and more "catchy" from the point of view of tourism.
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  • The ruins of Herculaneum, buried along with the better known Pompeii (with Stabia and Oplontis) from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 a.d. top charm and a better legibility, as Pompeii was covered by lava, which is more destructive than the mud who arrived at Herculaneum, which has instead helped to avoid burning and preserve. Noteworthy is the discovery of shoreline facing the warehouses, where he found a boat, restarata and Museum
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  • On the advice of a friend of ours, after the visit of Pompeii, we visited those of Ercolano. As soon as you arrive and throw the first look, you know immediately that you are in front of a magnificent thing, beautiful, unique and tragic at the same time, distressing! But then slowly, slowly, into reality today and see what's around this beauty. Parking: convenient, adjoining but much neglected, dirty and without clear directions to the visitor just got out of the car! At the ticket office you will find the staff at all attentive visitors (i.e. customers) and the simple request of a "map" you receive a reply, annoyed and rude, like: "Don't see the sign where it says unavailable?" In fact there is an old crumpled sheet attached to the glass of the ticket office, with duct tape, stating, in four languages, the non-availability of maps. But the strangest thing and amazing, is that then you can find the tourist office located near the other entrance ... But what has saddened most is that most of the "houses" are not visible and that the cases, which contain interesting material, are dirty and rusty. A real shame.
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  • I prefer Ercolano over Pompei. Less crowded, and because of a difference in how the city was destroyed, there is a greater level of preservation. One interesting difference is much of the wood beaming was preserved by the volcanic ash, not totally consumed by fire. As is the Italian norm, staff levels are diminished due to the country's financial difficulties. As a result, some exhibits are closed.
  • We came here with our 2 year old baby girl. All of us had a great time. You can walk around and really enjoy and appreciate the way people lived back in the day without a huge crowd surrounding you while you take your time, I think of all the pictures I took only one or two had another person in it that were not us, we had the place for ourselves. The walk from the train station is really easy and pleasant, the people of Ercolano are super nice
  • Small enough for easy walking and relatively well-maintained to be able to visualise the conditions people lived in back then. Get the audio guide, a lot of interesting snippets like the food they eat, etc
  • "Mini Pompeii" offers an amazing look into history. This coastal town has a different feel to the bustling Pompeii.
  • Definitely worth the stop, not least because this site gets a tiny portion of the tourists as the expansive Pompeii
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