The best preserved Roman city in the Vesuvian area
Herculaneum was buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius in the 79 A. D. by about 20 meters (60 feet) of pyroclastic material.
For this reason here you can see very well preserved entire buildings in two floors.
At the moment only about the 30% of the ancient city is excavated and the ruins show us a lot of private buildings that conserved carbonized wooden furniture of the Roman times.
Nowadays Herculaneum is not very known like its "big sister" Pompeii and for this reason the visit here is less crowded and more quite and intimate.
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We will see some private houses of ancient wealthy Romans, decorated with spectacular mosaics, frescos and stucco decorations.
Also, thanks to the particular flood of pyroclastic material that buried the city I'll show and explain you the reason of the carbonized wooden furnitures and why in Herculaneum is impossible to make the plaster casts of the victims.
It will be possible to see also some shops that characterized the daily life in the ancient city.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: At Herculaneum next to the ticket office
Duration: 2 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
13 euros - tickets fee x person, free under 18 years old showing an ID or a passport
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Having experience of archaeological excavations I wanted to have a tour guide who was an Archaeologist. We took Roberto's tour of Herculaneum and were so impressed we hired him again for Pompeii. He is friendly, funny, and most importantly, knowledgable. I would thoroughly recommend him.