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Herculaneum Archeological Park: Entry + PemCards Postcard

Witness history at the foot of Mount Vesuvius

Last admission: 1 hour and 30 minutes before closing
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Wheelchair accessible
Provider: Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Admission to Herculaneum Archaeological Park
A Pemcard printed postcard. It can be sent all over the world (see the instructions)

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  • Explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town that was better preserved than Pompeii after Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD
  • Walk among ancient villas, tavernas, and bathhouses and see clothes and furniture kept intact by the volcanic eruption
  • Escape the modern cities and take a historical day trip from either Rome, Naples or Sorrento

If big-budget sword-and-sandal flick Pompeii got you hot and flustered, prepare for Herculaneum - an ancient Roman town that has, most unfairly, been overshadowed by Pompeii's fame. Herculaneum is, in fact, more interesting, better preserved and far easier to navigate. See clothing, mosaics, and frescoes in their near-perfect Roman glory and imagine life before Vesuvius's eruption in 79 AD.

When Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was quickly buried in ash. Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian), being upwind, was destroyed over 12 hours later when a 400° C blast of searing ash, pumice, rock and volcanic gas struck at over 100 km/h, essentially pausing the town in that moment.

See the old arena, as big as a city block, and The Palestra (Main Hall) which was home to a giant statue of Hercules, hence the town's name. If you explore with an audio guide (€8) you'll get a great sense of the history.

A modern-day visit to Herculaneum puts you in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius, in a town that was wealthier than Pompeii and better preserved. And that wealth is on full display here: in the marble of the bathhouses, in the furniture, even in the items of clothing that were all kept intact, thanks to the volcanic ash and debris which coated it all, acting like a magic time-freezer.

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket office, and you will enter the first timeslot available
  • You will receive the code to activate your PemCards credit: Pemcards allows you to turn any photo into a real postcard and send it via smartphone all over the world

To get there: Take the Circumvesuviana train at Naples Garibaldi station and get off at Ercolano Scavi.

Herculaneum Archaeological Park entrance ticket price

  • Adult 18+: €13
  • Reduced (18-25 EU): €2
  • Free Entrance (0-17): €0
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30
Thursday 09:30 - 19:30
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 19:30
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:30 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:30
Herculaneum
Corso Resina, 80056, Ercolano
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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Ann,  United States United States
14 May 2024
Excellent
Once you have seen Pompeii, Herculaneum is a must. You can easily, on your own, do both. Parking at H. Is Great!!! We were there late in afternoon and felt like we had a private viewing.
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David,  New Zealand New Zealand
30 Apr 2024
Good
Herculaneum was great. An easily accessible site with a lot to see all contained in a small and manageable size. Get there early before the rude, pushy and noisy your groups arrive for the best...
Herculaneum was great. An easily accessible site with a lot to see all contained in a small and manageable size. Get there early before the rude, pushy and noisy your groups arrive for the best experience.
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Alan,  Switzerland Switzerland
24 Apr 2024
Good
Booking online is useful because it avoids the huge queues. Already in April there were buildups and masses of schoolchildren.
Herculaneum Archeological Park: Entry + PemCards Postcard

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