Things to see and do - Ercolano
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Ercolano Travel guide
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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.
Tourist attractions Ercolano : Things to see and do
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..
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..
I - 80056 Ercolano
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..
Via San Vito 149 I - 80056 Ercolano
Set inside Mount Vesuvius National Park, Hotel Souvenir offers free parking. It is 5 minutes' drive from the ancient Roman town of Ercolano and its ancient ruins, including the Villa of the Papyri. Rooms are simple and modern, with a TV. They have a..
Via San Vito 124 I - 80056 Ercolano
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..
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..
corso Resina 296 I - 80056 Ercolano
corso Resina 261 I - 80056 Ercolano
The name of this restaurant recalls the town's Bourbon past, while the cuisine focuses on regional dishes with the occasional inventive touch. Occupying one of the outbuildings of a delightful villa near Vesuvius, this is one of the most popular rest..