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