"Herculaneum: get there early, allow yourself time" Top 5 Page for this destination Site Overview Tip by leics
Site Overview, Herculaneum: 10 reviews and 17 photos
Herculaneum is not a vast site, and if it's crowded you simply won't 'feel' the place as you might otherwise.
So do try to get there as early as you can. The site opens at 0830 throughout the year, and groups tend to arrive from a bit later in the morning (although I've noticed, this time, that some are up and moving before 10am).
Allow yourself enough time to explore properly. Although the site is not huge its many buildings are close together and you will have access to the majority of them. Almost all deserve close examination: you will miss much fascinating detail if you merely glace through doorways. Three hours is a good length of time for Herculaneum, I think.
Directions: Walk straight down the road from the Circumvesuviana station (10 minutes or so) and the site entrance is directly ahead of you.
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