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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano, Ercolano

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  • Getting off the train in Ercolano are a long walk up to the entrance to the ruins. When we visited the place was in accordance the main entrance so we had to look for a high school. I advise to read the history of the place to know that what we find are archaeological remains recovered from the city that was buried by the explosion of the volcano Vesuvius
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  • Small, but well maintained. A real treat that could be enhanced further through additional excavations. Beautiful harbour area (shame about the baths not accessible), gorgeous decumento Central and lateral Thistles-perfectly maintained. Admire the nymphaeum of Poseidon and Anfitrine ... just beautiful. The only drawback: the lack of a museum.
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  • What you'll find in Ercolano excavations is not the monumentality of the Roman Forum, but the houses and the daily life of a resort town, before farming village and fishermen, but already become a small Rapallo era ... So you will see more closely how was everyday life in Ercolano (in any case see on YouTube before the visit to the excavations on Nice video of "Focus-the secrets of Herculaneum-full documentary"), the "city of Hercules," the houses of the burghers and merchants ... and with a much smaller crowd than in Pompeii. Highly recommended for a visit with children and with people who can't walk far, probably they would tire in Pompeii. On the road from the circumvesuviana station at the entrance to the ruins, stopping for an hour or so to visit the MAV, virtual Archaeological Museum, whose audience a separate review.
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  • Better to see Pompei and look at Ercolano only from the above (for free) as best locations (villa and baths) are closed for public anyway.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • "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