Hercolaneum

Herculaneum is a top tourist destination near Naples. It is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, not far from the buried city of Pompeii. The site is of particular archaeological and historical interest due primarily to the fact that, after it was completely buried in volcanic ash and mud in 79 AD, it remained buried for some 1,600 years. The ruins of Herculaneum are also particularly notable, even among other archaeological sites of interest that were impacted by Vesuvius such as Pompeii and Oplontis, because they are so amazingly well preserved. Today, when you take tours to Herculaneum, you will be able to witness life as it was nearly 2,000 years ago in this part of southern Italy. From the awe-inspiring Herculaneum mosaics, to the full houses, gymnasium, public baths, and skeletal remains, you will be amazed at just how interesting and engaging this place is. Of all the Roman ruins in or around the city of Naples, Herculaneum gives visitors the best chance to get a glimpse of the details of everyday life during the time of the Romans and Greeks in this part of Italy. When you take tours to Herculaneum, you will essentially get to see the remains of an entire little town. What is so interesting is that it allows you to reconstruct what life must have been like, down to the little details—what kind of utensils they used for cooking, how they constructed their houses, what kind of scrolls they wrote, where they bathed, and how they co-existed with one another. The Herculaneum mosaics are just one indication of how highly advanced and artistically inclined this early society in fact was. The amazing Herculaneum mosaics can be found in the variety of houses that have been excavated on the site. Perhaps the best examples of these magnificent mosaics are contained with the Villa of the Papyri, a luxurious seafront villa. This famous villa features four terraces that stretch to the sea, a library, and many other amazing details. Several important scrolls were unearthed at this site. The College of the Augustales, the House of Argus, and the House of Aristides are three more locations where you will be able to see some of the most amazing Herculaneum mosaics.

To visit Herculaneum Yyou have mainly 5 ways:

1)  Using public transport (Trains to Herculaneum that run every days) and discovering the town by yourself. We will tell you what visit and We will give you all the schedule of the trins at the check in.

2) Reserve a Private Driver with car that will accompany you directly at the entrance of the ruins in Herculaneum, wait for you outside the ruins and give you some suggestion of what to visit. He will be at your disposal also if you wish to visit the Mount Vesuvius & Pompei. For the cost please send us an e-mail info@hotelantichemura.com

3) Hire a private and professional english speaking guide that will accompany you in Herculaneum using public transport (train). He will explain you all the history of the place. The cost for the half day in Herculaneum is approx  100 euro. Please send us an e-mail for more information and reservations info@hotelantichemura.com

4) Book one of the groups tour written on our wbsite

5) By your own Car