Herculaneum

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Herculaneum

Skip the lines and step back to 79 AD at Herculaneum, preserved by Mount Vesuvius. Explore lavishly decorated villas, well-preserved homes, and poignant boat houses with skip-the-line tickets. Witness carbonized debris, preserving frescoes, mosaics, and even people. Smaller but wealthier than Pompeii, Herculaneum’s archaeological wonders await your seamless exploration. Book your skip-the-line tickets now and delve into the captivating history and beauty of this ancient Roman town.

Discover the opulence of Herculaneum, a smaller but wealthier ancient Roman town, easier to explore than Pompeii. Lavishly decorated villas, well-preserved houses, baths, taverns, temples, and statues provide unparalleled insight into affluent Roman life. Admire frescoes and mosaics decorating walls for nearly two millennia.

In contrast to Pompeii, Herculaneum’s volcanic debris was carbonized, ensuring superior preservation of organic materials like wood, food, and even people. Witness the poignant boat houses, where skeletons were buried alive, awaiting rescue from the sea. Unearth the remarkable stories of Herculaneum’s prosperity and tragedy. Explore the archaeological site with ease and book your tickets now!

Opening Hours & Best Time to visit Herculaneum

1 April – 31 October: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
1 November – 31 March: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Closed 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December

How To get to Herculaneum

  • Train

    Catch the Sorrento Circumvesuviana train from Naples and get off at Ercolano Scavi. The journey takes about 15 minutes and costs around € 2 (US$ 2.20).

  • Car

    This option can turn out to be cheaper and easier if you’re travelling as a group and have other excursions planned to nearby sites. Remember to factor in that most Italian roads are toll roads.

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