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Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view!

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view! Your family holiday with pool, wifi, parking.

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view! 

This apartment of 50 sqm has 2 separate rooms: one bedroom with one (1) large double bed + one bunk bed; one bedroom with 3 single beds and can accommodate up to a maximum of 7 persons (the beds are very comfortable with memory foam mattresses and pillows, high quality), with private bathroom for the exclusive use (shower, hairdryer, free toiletries, toilet, bidet, washing machine).

This apartment has a kitchenette for exclusive use (sink, 4 burner hob, utensils and crockery, microwave).

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

Terrace with solarium overlooking Mount Vesuvius

This apartment is situated on the terrace (2nd floor) and has exclusive use of a terrace of 80 m2 with view on Mt. Vesuvius, equipped with chairs, tables and chaise longue.

Room Size: 50 m²
Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed + 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2: 3 twin beds

Services in this room:

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Double Tv-led 40″ with DVD
  • Streaming channels (Netflix, primevideo)
  • Refrigerator freezer 130 lt.
  • Electronic safe for laptop
  • Kitchenette
  • WIFI Internet connection
  • Kettle with tea and coffee
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Brochures and tourist information
  • Private entrance
  • Desk, Ironing facilities
  • Washing machine
  • Mobile charger
  • Vesuvius / Pool view
Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

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Pompeii open Easter

Pompeii open Easter and Monday, April 5 with free entry

Special opening of the excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplonti during the holiday of

Pompeii open Easter

Sunday at Museum

EasterEaster Monday. On April 5, you enter free in all the Vesuvian sites in a day #domenicalmuseo.

Take advantage of this early spring sunshine to visit Pompeii over the nearby archaeological site of Herculaneum and the splendid Villa di Poppea at Oplontis, UNESCO heritage !!

Special offer for your holidays Neapolitan near Pompeii, early booking your room in bed and breakfast and save !!

USEFUL INFO ON VISIT to EXCAVATION

 OOpening Hours – All the archaeological sites from 1 April to 31 October: 8:30 to 19:30 (last admission 18:00)

The visit to the archaeological site of Pompeii would require several days, for the extension of the city and the many routes that you can follow for different levels of interest: daily life in a Roman city, architecture, painting , the urban structure, the nature trails along the outer walls that offer a fascinating picture of the ancient city outside the city walls. But certainly you can arrange shortest paths that still can, by visiting the most representative buildings, to represent the image of the ancient city and the life that he lived every day in a Roman city.

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“To help you plan your visit, we indicate below the buildings, houses open to the public”

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Amphitheater
Comitium
Building Eumachia
Civil Forum
Triangular Forum and
Doric temple
Macellum
Quadriportico Theatre
Teatro Grande
Little Theatre
Temple of Isis
Temple of Apollo
Temple of Venus
Temple of the Lares Public
Temple of Vespasian
Forum Baths
Terme Stabiane
Suburban baths *

Pompeii open Easter

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PRIVATE HOUSES

House of the Faun
House of the Ship Europe
House Casca Longus
House of the Golden Cupids
House of Marcus Lucretius Fronto *
House of Marcus Lucretius on Via Stabiana *
House of Apollo *
House Hunting Ancient *
House dell’Ara Maximum *
House of Ceii *
House of the Tragic Poet *
House of Prince of Naples *
House of Menander *
Garden of the Fugitives

N: B: the buildings marked with (*) close at 15:45

Pompeii open Easter

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NECROPOLIS

Necropolis of the Herculaneum Gate
Necropolis of Porta Vesuvio
Necropolis of Porta Nocera

Commercial systems
Thermopolium Vetutio Placido *
brothel

Pompeii open Easter

Villa Mysteries

Pompeii open Easter

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ACCOMMODATION NEAR POMPEII OPEN Easter and monday

For your holiday Pompeian choose the Bed and Breakfast Pompeii: Minimum 3 nights in either a double / triple / quadruple / family with private bathroom

In room you will find all the amenities for a total RELAX. In the morning breakfast with local products (including gluten free).

Pompeii open Easter

The Pool

Included in the offer:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Safe Parking
  • Internet Wifi
  • Outdoor pool with sundeck
  • Rich Breakfast with local products
  • Use of the kitchen
  • Solarium with sunbeds

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Pompeii, the Exhibition at Los Angeles until 2015

The Exhibition of Pompeii at California Science Center of Los Angeles.

Pompeii: The Exhibition features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from Pompeii Ruins, you can easily reach by walk, by car (5 minutes) or with train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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Pompeii: The Exhibition

 

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Opening May 20, 2014

In the year 79 A.D., Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved.

Pompeii: The Exhibition features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.

From garden frescoes and marble statues to gladiator armor, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.

Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.

The opening of three Domus of Pompeii

The Opening of three Domus of Pompeii….recently restored

Treasures of buried city can be visited over Easter holidays. The opening  of three domus of Pompeii recently restored: the Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, the domus of Romulus and Remus and the domus of Triptolemus.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from Pompeii Ruins, you can easily reach by walk, by car (5 minutes) or with train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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The Opening of three Pompeii Domus

 

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Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism Dario Franceschini will attract Easter visitors by inaugurating threeBimbo_140417094245 restored domus at the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, officials said.
The domus are those of Marc Lucretius Frontone, Romulus and Remus, and Trittolemo, according to a statement by the office of the special superintendant for archeological heritage in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia.

The opening at Easter of three domus of Pompeii recently restored:
the Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, the domus of Romulus and Remus and the domus of Triptolemus.

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A – Domus of  Marcus Lucretius Fronto
B – Domus of Triptolemus
C – Domus of Romolus and Remus

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– Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto

– Domus of Romolus and Remus and domus of Triptolemus

Herculaneum and Pompeii, ruins open at Christmas and New Year

The sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale also be visited December 25 and January 1.

The initiative will allow many tourists who chose the Campania for the festive season to admire the remains of the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from the Pompeii Ruins and near to the other vesuvian sites, you can easily reach by car (5 minutes) or train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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Special Openings

 

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The ancients ruins did not go on vacation: stay open on Christmas and New Year. In making the announcement the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, who joined the national project sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism.

Precisely because of this project, the archaeological sites of Pompeii and HerculaneumOplontis (Villa di Poppea)Stabia (romans villas off  Varano hill) and the Antiquarium of Boscoreale, can be visited exceptionally December 25 and January 1. The initiative will allow, thus, to the many tourists who have chosen to spend the holidays in Campania end of the year to visit the Roman sites buried by the fury of Vesuvius.

In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state. Including archaeological areas. One special-openings-christmas-pompeii-herculaneummore opportunity to spend some time at the foot of the most famous volcano in the world and appreciate the cultural significance of the remains of the Latin civilization wiped out in a hot summer day in 79 AD.

Special openings Christmas and New Year

Ruins of Pompeii

Visiting hours: from 9.00 to 15.00. Last admission at 13.30 .

Ruins of Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale Antiquarium

Visiting hours: from 8.30 to 14.30 . Last entry at 13.30 .

Cost of the ticket:

Entrance Pompeii and Herculaneum: 11,00 € (reduced 5.50 for youth community aged between 18 and 24 years old and free for children up to 18 years and for EU citizens over 65 years).

Input Oplontis , Boscoreale and Stabia : € 5.50 € (reduced € 2.75 ) .

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office of the archaeological sites , or online at www.pompeiisites.org

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Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

28 March – 29 September 2013 – British Museum

In Spring 2013 the British Museum will present a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. This exhibition will be the first ever held on these important cities at the British Museum, and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years.

It is the result of close collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii, will bring together over 250 fascinating objects, both recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations. Many of these objects have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition will have a unique focus, looking at the Roman home and the people who lived in these ill-fated cities.

Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities on the Bay of Naples in southern Italy, were buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in just 24 hours in AD 79. This event ended the life of the cities but at the same time preserved them until rediscovery by archaeologists nearly 1700 years later. The excavation of these cities has given us unparallelled insight into Roman life.

The bed and breakfast Pompei “IL FAUNO” is just 1 Km from the main entrance of the excavations of Pompeii and just 500 metres from the Circumvesuviana train, from which you can reach in few minutes the other archaeological sites: Ercolano, Oplonti, Stabia and the Antiquarium of Boscoreale! 

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Carbonised furniture and food

Owing to their different locations Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried in different ways and this has affected the preservation of materials at each site. Herculaneum was a small seaside town whereas Pompeii was the industrial hub of the region. Work continues at both sites and recent excavations at Herculaneum have uncovered beautiful and fascinating artefacts. These include treasures many of which will be displayed to the public for the first time, such as finely sculpted marble reliefs, intricately carved ivory panels and fascinating objects found in one of the main drains of the city.

The exhibition will give visitors a taste of the daily life of the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum, from the bustling street to the family home. The domestic space is the essential context for people’s lives, and allows us to get closer to the Romans themselves. This exhibition will explore the lives of individuals in Roman society, not the classic figures of films and television, such as emperors, gladiators and legionaries, but businessmen, powerful women, freed slaves and children. One stunning example of this material is a beautiful wall painting from Pompeii showing the baker Terentius Neo and his wife, holding writing materials showing they are literate and cultured. Importantly their pose and presentation suggests they are equal partners, in business and in life.

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The emphasis on a domestic context also helps transform museum artefacts into everyday possessions. Six pieces of wooden furniture will be lent from Herculaneum in an unprecedented loan by the Archaeological Superintendency of Napels and Pompeii. These items were carbonized by the high temperatures of the ash that engulfed the city and are extremely rare finds that would not have survived at Pompeii – showing the importance of combining evidence from the two cities. The furniture includes a linen chest, an inlaid stool and even a garden bench. Perhaps the most astonishing and moving piece is a baby’s crib that still rocks on its curved runners.

The exhibition will include casts from in and around Pompeii of some of the victims of the eruption. A family of two adults and their two children are huddled together, just as in their last moments under the stairs of their villa. The most famous of the casts on display is of a dog, fixed forever at the moment of its death as the volcano submerged the cities.

Admission charge £15 plus a range of concessions. Tickets can be booked online or +44 (0)20 7323 8181. Opening hours 10.00–17.30 Saturday to Thursday and 10.00–20.30 on Fridays.

Garden of B&B Pompeii

The garden is the pride of our b & b, it is cared for with love by Mrs. Raffaella and accepts flowers and plants unique in their beauty .. Here is located a beautiful rustic patio equipped with lounges and chairs where you can spend pleasant evenings in the back from your trips, maybe eating a good Neapolitan pizza and have a fascinating background Mount Vesuvius (…. a real postcard)

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Visit Mount Vesuvius

Visit Mount Vesuvius is the Earth’s most famous volcano

Visit Mount Vesuvius, is perhaps best known for its eruption in Roman times (24 August 79 AD) when Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed.

Visit Mount Vesuvius.. is perhaps best known for its eruption in Roman times (24 August 79 AD) when Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed.

Visit Pompeii surroundingsVisit Mount Vesuvius is the best known volcano on earth; it dominates the Bay of Naples with its characteristic cone. It is a typical example of a volcano in a volcano made by an outer broken cone, Mt. Somma (1133 metres) with a crateric belt most of which is destroyed.

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 B&B The Fauno is just 16 km from the Mount Vesuvius, you can easily reach by car (20 minutes) or by bus from Pompeii , Porta Anfiteatro ( 30 minutes).

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Visit Mount Vesuvius

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The eruption left a large crater which has grown and shrunk with subsequent eruptions and this can still be visited today. It is a currently dormant volcano that occasionally emits streams of lava (the last eruption was in 1944; although its dormant state could be an indication of a build-up of pressure and a coming explosive eruption). At the top of the volcano is a crater rim that affords a view into the crater that still fumes slightly. Besides that you will have (only on clear days, but the mountain is notoriously covered in fog or clouds) a stunning panorama overseeing the Bay of Naples, Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Amalfi Coast and more.

Additional Vesuvius Tips

  • Borrow a stick, sticks have feelings too.
  • Make a photograph that looks like you are going to parachute down the mountain.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of this worldly wonder.

Equipment:
The temperature on the top is usually lower than on its slopes and the wind can suddenly blow on the crater. Moreover, we reccomend to carry sneakers or climbing boots, binoculars, sun glasses, water .

No booking is necessary for visits to the crater.
The ticket office is open all year round including Sundays and public holidays except, for safety reasons, during adverse weather conditions.

OPENING HOURS (Every day including Sundays and public holidays)

January-Febraury-November-December: 09:00 – 15:00
March-October: 09:00 – 16:00
April-May-June-September: 09:00 – 17:00
July-August: 09:00 – 18:00

TICKET PRICES

Since 01/01/2012, only tickets issued by the Vesuvius National Park Authority are valid for access to the path leading to the crater. These are only on sale at the ticket office in the large square at 1000m in Ercolano.

Free entry

      • For accompanied children under 8;
      • For members and staff of the Vesuvius National Park Authority and the State Forestry Department;
      • For staff of the Vesuvius Observatory on official business.
      • For those in possession of special written authorization from the Park Authority;
      • For the staff of the armed and police forces on official business;
      • For scholars and researchers from Universities and scientific, research or educational Institutes duly authorized by the legal representatives of the institutions and by the Park Authority;

Tickets from 10.00 euros

      • For other visitors.

PARKING

      • Motor vehicles € 2.50
      • Caravans, campers and trailers € 5.00

(only permitted during visits to the crater and not for long stays or refuelling)

  • The crater with its rising fumes.
  • The different lava stones, changing colour as you walk uphill and around the crater.
  • The view of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii in good weather.
  • The scarred landscape where the 1950’s lava streams went downhill.
  • The remains of the funicular railway built in 1870, and which operated until the volcano’s last major eruption in 1944. The song Funiculì, Funiculà was written by composer Peppino Turco, to commemorate the opening of the railway.

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Duration and Distance

The crater can only be accessed via the gate from the large square at 1000m in Ercolano, where the Vesuvius National Park ticket office is situated. The path winds for a total distance of 3807m at a maximum altitude of 1170m above sea level. The entire excursion, there and back, takes 3 hours. Currently, the accessible path is at an altitude of approximately 900m with a height variation of 140m and an average gradient of 14% (intermediate distance) and can be walked in approximately 2 hours, there and back, excluding any requests to go further than the prearranged limit. A free a volcanology guide is provided with the ticket.
The path is not suitable for less able visitors.

Features of the path

Name: path no. 5 – “Il Gran Cono” (the Great Cone)
Type of path: circular nature path
Total length: 3807m
Maximum altitude: 1170 m above sea level
Difficulty: medium
Accessibility: approximately 900m

Walking times

Short distance: 1 hour there and back
Intermediate distance: 2 hours there and back
Excursion distance: 3 hours there and back

Departure and arrival

Strada Provinciale Ercolano (Ercolano local road) – Vesuvio Piazzale (Vesuvius Square) at 1000m.
Locality: Ercolano (NA)

Clothing and equipment

The temperature on the crater during autumn and winter is lower that at the bottom of the volcano, and the wind can pick up suddenly.

Visitors should bring suitable equipment including:

  1. walking shoes or at least shoes with grippy rubber soles, preferably ankle boots;
  2. layers of clothing providing the option of removing or adding garments to quickly adapt to changes in weather conditions;
  3. rucksack and water bottle;
  4. waterproof jacket which should always be kept at the bottom of the rucksack;
  5. sun cream and hat during hot and sunny times of year.

Recommended: Sunglasses, binoculars, camera.

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By car:

A3 Naples-Salerno Motorway, Torre del Greco or Ercolano exit.

From Ercolano:
on leaving the motorway toll booths, turn left and follow the Via Boscocatene road. Go straight on as far as the Via B. Cozzolino junction. Go straight on and, after approximately 2 km, you will reach a crossroads. Go straight on following signs for “Vesuvio” (Vesuvius). After approximately 300m, you will come to the Vesuvius National Park Info Point on the right. Continuing for approximately 7 km, you will reach a crossroads where you turn left. After approximately 2 km you will reach the large square at an altitude of 1000m. From here, the path for the crater is accessible on foot only.

From Torre del Greco:
on leaving the Torre del Greco motorway toll booth, go straight on at the roundabout and continue for approximately 300m and turn left. Continue for approximately 100m then turn right. Continue for a further 100m, then turn left. At the crossroads, turn right onto Via E. De Nicola and continue for approximately 1.5 km. When you reach the crossroads, turn right. After approximately 300m, you will come to the Vesuvius National Park Info Point on the right. Continuing for approximately 7 km, you will reach a crossroads where you turn left. After approximately 2 km you will reach the large square at an altitude of 1000m.

By train or bus:

If you are arriving by plane at Capodichino Airport, take the bus for Piazza Garibaldi Stazione Centrale (Central Station). If you are arriving by state railway, leave the train at Piazza Garibaldi Stazione Centrale (Central Station). From the Central Station, take the Circumvesuviana local train for Sorrento or Poggiomarino Via Pompei (click here for timetables and prices, sites Vesuviana and www.too-to-train.it) and leave the train at Ercolano Scavi Station. If you are coming from Sorrento or Pompei, you can reach Ercolano Scavi using the Sorrento Napoli and Pompei Napoli lines. From the square outside Ercolano Scavi Station there is a bus service (click here for timetables and prices of public transport in the Vesuvius area) and taxis which will take you as high as 1000m.

Excavations of Herculaneum

Excavations Herculaneum, really gives you an idea of how ancient Romans lived

Excavations Herculaneum , really gives you an idea of how ancient Romans lived

Excavations Herculaneum .. really gives you an idea of how ancient Romans lived. For the independent traveller there is an additional advantage over Pompei. There are far fewer visitors to Herculaneum than Pompei and you can explore the ruins at leisure without being overwhelmed by tour groups.

These excavations also cover a much smaller site than do those of Pompei and thus seeing the whole site is much less exhausting.

Excavations Herculaneum

Herculaneum was destroyed by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, the same eruption that destroyed Pompei.

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 B&B The Fauno is just 16 km from the Excavations Herculaneum, you can easily reach by car (15 minutes) or with train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B).

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Excavations of Herculaneum

Excavations Herculaneum

In many ways Herculaneum is arguably a more interesting place to visit than Pompeii. Surrounded by volcanic rock, its location gives you a far clearer idea of the magnitude of the volcanic eruption. While roofs in Pompei collapsed under the weight of falling ash, only a few centimetres of ash fell on Herculaneum, causing little damage.

Subsequently, there was a succession of six flows of boiling mud (a mixture of ash and gases) which then solidified. These gradually buried the city’s buildings from the bottom up, causing relatively little damage. The good state of preservation of the site is due to its rapid filling by these flows, which prevented the buildings from collapsing. The high temperature of the first flow carbonized wood in the buildings and extracted water from it.

Restoration work is ongoing, and while a lot of the timbers have been replaced, there is still much of the original timberwork present, albeit, badly charred. Finally, the volcanic rock, ortufo, that covered the site for 1700 years formed an airtight seal. As a consequence there are many well-preserved buildings, many with the upper stories still intact, and some excellent frescoes and mosaics on both walls and floors to be seen.

Additional Excavations Herculaneum Tips

Walking shoes, or those with low heels, are highly recommended. In addition, in warmer weather you may want to bring your own bottle of water. For those with much younger children I advise a backpack style carrier if your stroller is not heavy duty and up to the ancient Roman roads. Allow 2-3 hours to tour the site.

Access

Corso Resina, Ercolano (NA)

School parties must book in advance
For all information:
Sezione Didattica – tel: +39 081 8575331

School parties’ admission and reservations

Opening Times

November – March, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.)
April – October, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last admission 6 p.m.)

Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Main Routes

by train:
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento or Napoli-Poggiomarino or Napoli -Torre Annunziata (stop Ercolano)

by car:
Autostrada A3 Napoli-Salerno (exit Ercolano)

Admission

Single ticket – valid for 1 day
Full price: € 11.00
Half price: € 5.50 (*)

Free of charge: for EU citizens under 18 or over 65 years old.

(*) Reductions: for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).

  • Baths. Both the male and female baths, which are next to each other, are well preserved. They were fed by a large well, which brought water from a depth of 8.25m, heated by a large furnace and distributed around the baths by a network of pipes that also served to provide central heating.

  • House of Neptune and Amphitrite. Worth the visit alone for its stunning mosaics, particularly that of Neptune and Amphitrite (a sea goddess and wife of Poseidon), after which the house is named.
  • Gymnasium. This large complex extends over much of the southeast side of the excavations and is on your right as you walk down to the ticket office.
  • Villa of the Papyri. The coastline was significantly altered by the eruption but this large and luxurious villa originally stretched down to the sea in four terraces. Its sea front was about 250m long. It is below you on your right as you leave the ticket office and head towards the audio guide kiosk. The villa contained a fine library of scrolls and, although these were badly carbonized, there is hope that modern technology will soon make it possible to read them without destroying them by opening them.
  • House of the Deer, :-). This was another luxurious waterfront dwelling.And very popular.
  • Samnite House. This is one of the oldest properties so far discovered on the site. Excavations suggest that, at various times, the upper floor was rented out and the courtyard was sold off. What remains now is a large roofed and elegantly decorated atrium with a few small rooms around it.
  • House of the Beautiful Courtyard. . The attractive courtyard is said to resemble an Italian medieval courtyard more than a Roman building. In a display case there are two skeletons fused with volcanic rock.
  • College of the Augustales. The Augustales were an order of Roman priests responsible for attending to the maintenance of the cult of Augustus, who was considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire. The building consists of one large, well-decorated roofed room.

  • Herculaneum is the Latin name of the site – the Italian name is Ercolano, and like Pompei (with one I, the new town next to the excavations) there’s a modern city of Ercolano around (and above) the Ercolano excavations.
  • Allow roughly 2 hours on site at Herculaneum; it’s quite small, especially in comparison to Pompeii, and even if you stroll you won’t need much more time than that.
  • When you walk down the steps from the train station, you’re greeted by a small parking lot full of taxis and their eager drivers. Walk through this phalanx of cars, ignoring the drivers offers of rides to Ercolano and Vesuvius, because the walk from the station to the Ercolano entrance is short and all downhill. (Yes, the walk back is uphill, but it’s not bad. Really.)
  • The same note from the Pompeii tips above about parents toting kids in backpacks or expecting them to walk (rather than using strollers) goes for Herculaneum, too – even more so because Herculaneum is more hilly than Pompeii in addition to being cobblestoned.
  • You’ll be able to refill that water bottle I suggested you bring to Pompeii at the many similar water fountains of Herculaneum, too, so hang onto the bottle.
  • Bring a guide of some kind – a podcast audio guide or walking tour – with you.  If you stay at the B & B Pompei Il Fauno, upon your arrival you will receive free loan with a detailed guide map for your visit to the archaeological site of Herculaneum. You get a map and booklet for free with your ticket, just like you do at Pompeii, but the information in the booklet isn’t as interesting as what you’d get from a real walking tour.

Address:
Via IV Novembre n.44 80056 – Ercolano (NA)
E-mail: info@museomav.it
Telephone:+39 081-19806511
Fax: +39 081-19806599
http://www.museomav.it

MAV (Museo Archeologico Virtuale), Via 4 Novembre 44 (200m up the hill from the entrance to the excavations: on the left.), (info@museomav.it). 09.00-17.30 Tues-Sun.  An enjoyable interactive museum that recreates life as it was in Herculaneum and Pompei before the eruption. Great fun for kids, although some parents may not appreciate the virtual visit to one of Pompei’s brothels! Buildings are reconstructed before your eyes at a wave of your hand; you can brush ash off a fresco; make a virtual pool of water over a mosaic ripple; see 3-D images of jewelry found at the sites; walk next to marching legionaries; learn of the lifestyle of the Roman times at an interactive table, and visit public baths and the brothel! €7.50 (reduced €6.00)

The Museum

A dip into the past through a multisensory experience, to learn and discover in detail, a dive into the past through a multisensory experience, to learn and discover in detail the historical realities of Herculaneum and Pompeii before the eruption of the Vesuvius 79 AD. This is the mission of the MAV structure that was created in the heart of Herculaneum and provides new ways of using cultural.

The visitor will be transported in a virtual context faithfully reconstructed by the use of modern technologies.

The journey begins after passing a sort of ancestral door dematerialized bodies in streams and connective intelligence leading to the discovery of names and faces of the ancient Herculaneum, with which it is aware of the history of the community and their way living.