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  • 1 Baths Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    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..

  • 2 Vesuvius Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 3 Casas dell'Atrio a mosaico Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    The atrium of this villa is paved with a chequered mosaic, hence its name. On the right, you will see a garden surrounded by a peristyle. On the left, you will see bedrooms and a pleasant triclinium or dining-room at the far end. The terrace, flanked..

  • 4 Casa a Graticcio Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Corso Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    The house gets its name from the wooden trellis which formed the framework (graticcio) of the walls. It is the only ancient example of this construction technique.

  • 5 Casa sannitica Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    The house has an arrangement that was typical of the Samnites (an ancient people of the Sabine race who occupied this mountainous part of central Italy). The splendid atrium is skirted by a gallery with Ionic columns. The rooms are decorated with fre..

  • 6 Casa del Mosaico di Nettuno e Anfitrite Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    This house is equipped with a shop its counter opened onto the street. Mosaics depicting Neptune and Amphitrite decorate the nymphaeum

  • 7 Pistrinum (Bakers) Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Corso Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    An inscription states that this bakery belonged to Sextus Patulus Felix. In the shop and back room of the baker's you can see mills and a large oven.

  • 8 Casa dei Cervi Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    This rich patrician mansion is probably the most beautiful among those overlooking the bay. It is decorated with many frescoes and artworks, including an admirable sculptured group of stags (cervi) being attacked by dogs.

  • 9 HerculaneumAncient Romansite Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    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..

  • 10 Casa del Tramezzo carbonizzato Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    This building is a good example of an aristocratic dwelling designed to house several families. Its façade is marvellously well preserved and the atrium is separated from the tablinium (living room) by a wooden partition (tramezzo), with only its sid..

  • 11 Casa del Mobilio carbonizzato Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    This small but rather elegant house has the remains of a charred (carbonizzato) bed in one room.

  • 12 Casa del Bel Cortile (Maison à la belle Cour) Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    This is one of the most original houses in Herculaneum. It has a courtyard with a stairway and a stone balcony instead of an atrium.

  • 13 House of the Bicentenary Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    The excavation of this house was finally completed in 1938, two hundred years after digging officially started, hence its name. The house is decorated with frescoes and a cross which is probably the oldest relic testifying to Christianity in the Roma..

  • 14 Suburban baths (Terme Suburbane) Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    The elegant decor of these small baths is well preserved.

  • 15 Theatre Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Mare 123 I - 80056 Ercolano

    This theatre, situated at the edge of the archaeological site, could accommodate 2 000 spectators.

  • 16 Casa dell' Albergo

    Archaeological and historical sites

    c.so Resina I - 80056 Ercolano

    This vast patrician villa was about to be converted into apartments for letting, hence its name. It was one of the most badly damaged by the eruption.

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