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Visit to the ancient city of Herculaneum in English

Hosted by a member of the Rome Unearthed Group
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Took place 2 weeks 1 day ago
Sun 07 Apr 10:30 - 15:00

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After all the fun we had in Pompeii last year, come and join us for a visit to Herculaeum on the free museum Sunday in April.

Fingers crossed for good weather and we’ll meet at Protected content

Herculaneum is less famous than Pompeii and much smaller (well that may not be true, but most of it is still buried under the modern town that was built on top of it!), but it’s impressive in a different way. While Pompeii was hit by ash and rock, Herculaneum was buried under lava, which preserved more of the buildings, including organic materials like doors. Herculaneum was also a richer town than Pompeii, so the buildings we can visit are often larger and more ornate.

The tour will finish at about 13.30, we can plan to have lunch together and then you will be free to decide what to do in the afternoon. If the weather is good, I will probably visit Torre Annunziata, an ancient villa near Pompeii, but without a guide. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome to - if you've never been, I think it's really worth it. The villa belonged to the Imperial family and has some amazingly beautiful frescoes. You can read more about it here: Protected content

At the moment, the best option for the train is the Italo day return which is €40. There may be better offers closer to the time, but the tickets may also sell out, which is why we’re posting this early! Once you have bought your ticket, please leave a message below to confirm that you are coming.

Please note that the tour will be in English.