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SNAPSHOTS OF HERCULANEUM

This archaeological site, like it's sister city of Pompeii, was pummeled by the AD 79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.  Because this ancient city was also buried in mud, the remains were sealed in time and preserved to a greater extent than the ones found in Pompeii.  While Pompeii is, by far, the bigger tourist attraction of the two, many experts prefer Herculaneum because of its better preservation. Even some ancient wood remains at the site.  Herculaneum was a much more exclusive and wealthy ancient city than Pompeii.  It's incredible to see the remains and ponder what life must have been like back then on that terrible day in AD 79 when Vesuvius blew it's top.  To get here from Naples, Sorrento and points between, simply hop on the Circumvesuviana railway and get off at the Ercolano stop.  Then walk toward the sea and you'll come across the entrance to this most interesting site.  It's a downhill walk going and a nice uphill walk returning.


Original Painting On A Dwelling Wall

Original Floor Tile

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Sorrento
Sorrento Restaurants
Grand Excelsior Vittoria Hotel Sorrento
Herculaneum
Capri

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