Herculaneum has some of the most beautiful examples of the architectural heritage of the eighteenth-century villas.
It was first hit by burning clouds with a 400° temperature, trevelling at over 80 km per hour, and then by mudslides burying the city under a blanket of about 20 metres of volcanic material.
All this allowed the survival of the houses’ furnishings.
The discovery of the bodies of over 300 Herculaneum inhabitants on the city beach allowed the recovery of an exceptional number of jewels and coins, contained in leather or canvas bags; small treasures that the inhabitants had brought with them on their escape hoping to save the small fortune they owned.
The conservation state of the suburban Baths, the Gymnasium and the Ancient Theater is also extraordinary.
Most of the finds are kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
How to get around:
By train: Circumvesuviana, Sorrento-Naples line (Ercolano Scavi stop), once you exit the station, take road Via 4 Novembre and after 5 minutes you will get at the entrance to the excavations.
By car: A3 motorway exit: Ercolano Scavi
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