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MINI GUIDE: WHAT TO VISIT IN HERCULANEUM
Discover all the points of interest to visit in Herculaneum
Herculaneum is an ancient city located on the coast of the Gulf of Naples, in Campania. It is famous for being buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, along with the nearby Pompeii.
Today, Herculaneum is one of the most important cities in Italy for the study of Roman history. Its archaeological excavations have brought to light a vast amount of artifacts, which allow us to reconstruct the daily life of the ancient Romans.
Here are some of the points of interest to visit in Herculaneum:
- 1. The Forum: the Forum was the center of public life in Herculaneum. Here were the main public buildings, such as the Temple of Apollo, the Theater, and the Banquet of the Augustales.
- 2. The Baths: the Baths of Herculaneum were among the largest and best preserved in ancient Rome. They had a hot pool, a cold pool, and a tepid pool.
- 3. The Houses: Herculaneum was a rich city and its inhabitants lived in splendid houses. The houses were decorated with mosaics, frescoes, and statues.
- 4. The Archaeological Museum: the Herculaneum Archaeological Museum houses the artifacts found during the excavations. Among the most important findings are the statues, mosaics, furnishings, and mummies.
Herculaneum is a fascinating city that offers visitors a journey back in time. If you are interested in Roman history, do not miss this beautiful city.
Where to stay in Herculaneum
Herculaneum offers a wide choice of hotels, bed and breakfasts, and apartments. The cost of a hotel room varies depending on the location of the hotel and the season.
Where to eat in Herculaneum
Herculaneum offers a rich selection of restaurants, trattorias, and pizzerias. The typical dishes of the Herculaneum cuisine are pasta with clams, margherita pizza, and fried fish.
Tips for visiting Herculaneum
- 1. A visit to Herculaneum requires at least a full day.
- 2. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.
- 3. You can purchase a cumulative ticket for Herculaneum and Pompeii.
- 4. Visiting the Herculaneum Archaeological Museum is free on the first Sunday of every month.