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Tickets for Herculaneum: Skip The Line

History at the foot of Mount Vesuvius

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Smartphone tickets accepted
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Opening hours
1 Nov - 31 Mar: 08:30 - 17:00, 1 Apr - 31 Oct: 08:30 - 19:30. Last admission 90 minutes prior to closing time.

Highlights

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

Description

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. These skip the line tickets get you right in.

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 bath houses, 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.

Location

Herculaneum
Corso Resina 1, 80056 Ercolano NA
Rome

Directions

What's included?

  • Skip the line entry to Herculaneum

Additional information

How to use your tickets

Redeem your smartphone tickets at the ticket office for a paper ticket.

Customer reviews

Paul
Oct 26, 2016
WE went in October, so there was no queue anyway. It made no difference. However, it might have been useful if we'd gone in Summer.
Kenneth
Oct 1, 2016
Very interesting and authentic
anne
Sep 30, 2016
herculaneum was interesting, but too much of it was inaccessible and not visible including the most advertised interesting areas.
Fry
Sep 18, 2016
Easy to do! Fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyable
Christopher
Sep 12, 2016
I was amazed at the ease and of the service provided.
Robert
Aug 30, 2016
Excellent
Sergio , Italy
Nov 21, 2016
Nella giornata prevista per l'entrata non c'era coda, quindi impossibilità di valutare adeguatamente il ticket salta coda...
Christian
Nov 4, 2016
La visite était très intéressante mais l'achat des tickets à l'avance était inutile car il fallait de toute façon faire la queue pour récupérer nos billets d'entrée.
Ottavio
Oct 25, 2016
Serve uno sportello preferenziale
maria
Oct 10, 2016
Tutto perfettamente ok da ripetere sempre