Visiting the ruins of Pompeii and the ruins of Herculaneum

Visiting the ruins of Pompeii and the ruins of Herculaneum
Published by:   Toni Martins
Recommended Season:   All year
Starting Country:   Italy
Recommended time:   2 days
While visiting this region, we couldn't pass without visiting the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Both cities were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. You have all the information for each of them in the information below the map. To visit the ruins of Pompeii you will need a full day because they are very large and there is a lot to see. Compared to Herculaneum, they are much smaller and can be visited in 2 to 3 hours without rushing. The Herculaneum ruins we think are better preserved. But both are well worth visiting. Entry to Pompeii costs €21 p/person and Herculaneum €17 p/person. As we are traveling by motorhome, we based ourselves in a park in Pompeii, and we went on foot to visit the ruins, to visit the ruins of Herculaneum, we decided to buy a tour that cost 25€ per person (transport only) but we went more comfortably because they came to pick us up from the park and bring us.

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Pompeii Ruins

Lat: 40.748181 - Lon: 14.481883
N: 40° 44' 53.4516 "       E: 14° 28' 54.7788"
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Pompeii was an ancient Roman city founded in the 6th century BC. in the Campania region of Italy, near Mount Vesuvius. The city prospered during Roman times, becoming an important commercial and cultural center.

During the year 79 AD, the city was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which buried the city in ash and stone. The city was buried under a layer of volcanic ash and stone for centuries, until its rediscovery in the 18th century.

The city has been preserved under ash and stone, allowing archaeologists and historians to discover valuable information about ancient Roman life and culture. Pompeii is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

The ruins of Pompeii offer a fascinating glimpse into the daily lives of ancient Romans, including their homes, temples, shops and even public baths. The city also had a forum, where political and social meetings took place, and an amphitheater, where public shows were held.

Pompeii also had a strong artistic presence, with many paintings, mosaics and sculptures scattered throughout the city. Some of the artwork found in Pompeii depicts mythological themes, while others depict scenes from everyday life, such as workers in a vineyard or a group of friends chatting in a garden.

Nowadays, Pompeii is a major tourist destination, with millions of annual visitors. Tourists can stroll through the cobbled streets of the ancient city, visit the homes of wealthy and noble families, explore the Roman temples and baths, and admire the beautiful works of ancient art.

In short, Pompeii is a fascinating testament to the life and culture of the ancient Romans, offering an unrivaled glimpse into the region's historic past.
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Herculaneum Ruins

Lat: 40.804579 - Lon: 14.347467
N: 40° 48' 16.4844 "       E: 14° 20' 50.8812"
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Herculaneum is an ancient Roman city located in the Campania region of Italy. The city was founded in the 6th century BC. by the Osci, an ancient Italic tribe, and later conquered by the Romans in the 4th century BC.

During the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, Herculaneum was one of the cities that was buried in volcanic ash and rock. However, unlike Pompeii, which was mostly covered in ash, Herculaneum was buried under a layer of hot mud and ash, which helped preserve many of the city's ancient buildings and artifacts.

For many years, the city remained forgotten and buried, until excavations began in the 18th century. During the excavations, many well-preserved structures were discovered, including houses, shops, temples and public baths.

Herculaneum is also famous for its amazing frescoes and mosaics, many of which are well preserved to this day. Many of Herculaneum's old houses have rooms with walls decorated with colorful paintings and elaborate stone mosaics.

The city is also famous for its well-preserved Roman thermal baths, which include swimming pools, massage rooms and saunas. Baths were an important social and leisure center in Roman times, and many people came to Herculaneum to enjoy its therapeutic waters.

In addition, the city was an important commercial center and produced a large amount of wine and olive oil. Herculaneum also had a busy port, which was used to trade goods and as a transport route to neighboring cities.

Today, Herculaneum is a major tourist attraction, offering a fascinating insight into ancient Roman life and culture. Tourists can stroll through the city's ancient streets, visit its houses, shops and public baths, and admire its beautiful paintings and mosaics.

In short, Herculaneum is a well-preserved ancient Roman city that offers a fascinating insight into ancient Roman life and culture. Its well-preserved structures, elaborate frescoes and mosaics, and its historical and cultural importance make it a must-see attraction for visitors.
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