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Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano, Ercolano

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  • This really is a must visit for the area, not expensive to get in and very easy to navigate yourself without a guide. Guide touts at the doorway who were very expensive better off buying a guide and t...  more »
  • The excavations deserve a visit, maybe I'm better even than those of Pompeii (I visited a few years ago). Are easily accessible by car and there is a convenient paying indoor car park nearby. Strongly negative surveillance: we drove for three hours and we didn't see any guardian, was simple steal any exhibit or damaging the frescoes. For example, some houses have wooden beams charred, yet because of the neglect part carbonized material was falling apart and it was easy to take the wreckage. Even some tourists take of just because some points install networks against pigeons and some rude tourists off the nets to take pictures! increased surveillance is necessary for this good of humanity!
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  • Excavations in itself well worth the visit. You pay €11 per person + parking € 2/ora. It is absolutely accessible for families with small children and prams, much less for the disabled, there are few flights but insufficient if you want to visit most of the excavations. Maintenance seems to be not enough to preserve this heritage. For example, as much as we love animals, we find freaky free access to dogs that can safely urinate on frescoed walls. Insufficient supervision, in fact, that some rooms are full of engravings of vandals without conscience. You cannot leave to chance "certain things.
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  • Really worth it. Fascinating remains and exceptionally well preserved. Fab day. Would've been a 5 star had there been more staff to explain things. Pick up a leaflet at reception that explains all the buildings as getting an audio guide is an additional cost and a driving licence or the like is required as a deposit. The signs aren't very clear but not difficult to spot once you know what you're looking for. Start at the bottom. It's best that way. Take sun screen as pretty exposed.
  • Much smaller than Pompeii, but it is much better preserved. It is truly amazing to see this city inside of a pit that is basically beneath the modern city of Ercolano. Not only can you go down and visit everything up close, but it is great that you can walk around most of the perimeter of the pit to get a good look at the ruins from above as well. Even if you don't do the tour you can walk along the entrance and get a good look at the ruins of the town for free. It is amazing to see how advanced the ancient Romans were.
  • Excellent archaeological site. One of our favourite places we've been. Impressive finds like the Mosaic wall and floors. Even if you've seen Pompeii this is worth seeing too as it's quite different
  • Incredible experience. The difference in the level of preservation of the site in comparison to Pompeii is remarkable. The upper stories, wall paintings, and even wood survived under the mud. One can wander in and out of the buildings much as they were at the time of the eruption, minus the furniture. A truly memorable visit.
  • A small site in comparison to Pompeii, but the ability to walk through the old houses and get up close to the ruins makes it even better! The houses, mosaics and artwork are preserved in such incredible detail. If you're going to Pompeii or want to see Roman ruins, this is definitely a site to visit! *They also offer discounted rates for EU citizens under 25 with ID, fantastic for students!

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