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In AD 79, Herculaneum was a peaceful fishing port, inhabited by craftsmen and wealthy patricians who were attracted here by the superb Bay of Naples. With the eruption of Vesuvius the town was quickly engulfed by a sea of mud causing death and devastation. The mud solidified into a hard shell, preserving the timber structures which in Pompeii were consumed by fire, thus providing an evocative and moving testimony of daily life suddenly cut short.

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  • Baths Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    These small baths date back to Augustus' reign. Visitors see the men's baths with palestra, changing rooms, frigidarium with frescoed ceiling, tepidarium and caldarium, then the women's baths with waiting room, changing rooms with mosaic pavement dep..

  • Vesuvius Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    v. Enrico De Nicola I - 80056 Ercolano

    The volcano's familiar yet menacing profile is the dominant feature of the Bay of Naples. Inextricably linked though it is to the disaster of Pompeii, the lower slopes of Vesuvius are today fertile land planted with fruit trees and vines producing la..

  • Divided into quarters by three secondary roads (cardo) and two main roads (decumanus), Herculaneum presents very varied types of abodes, which the mudslide filled down to the last nook when it engulfed the town. This meant that whereas in Pompeii the..

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  • Hotel Il Sentiero Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Vesuvio, 71 Strada Vicinale Piano Delle Ginestre I - 80056 Ercolano

    Prix Prices from : 70 €

    At the foot of the Vesuvio National Park, Hotel Il Sentiero is in Ercolano and offers panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples. It provides free Wi-Fi and free parking. Each design room at Il Sentiero is elegantly furnished and features a minibar and a..

  • Miglio d'Oro Park Hotel

    Corso Resina, 296 I - 80056 Ercolano

    A few metres from the entrance to the Herculaneum excavations, this 18th-century villa offers large, modern rooms overlooking the sea or the splendid 25,000 m² park surrounding the hotel. Wi-Fi throughout is free. In the spring and summer months, br..

  • Hotel Belvedere Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via San Vito 124 I - 80056 Ercolano

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    Set at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, Hotel Belvedere is ideal for excursions around the volcano or to the archaeological ruins in Ercolano, 3 km away. Its restaurant offers views across the Gulf of Naples. All offering air conditioning, rooms come wit..

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