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May 27, 2018 - Pompeii and Herculaneum

Sunday 27th May: This morning we were up early and down at the Achille Lauro parking area at 7.40am ready for our tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum which we had booked from Australia. At around 8.00am buses started to pour in and with each one we showed our ticket but we were not on the lists. We were told not to worry, other buses would come. However, after the last bus left, there we were standing all on our own in the middle of the bus station. There were two men at the car parking area and one of them very kindly rang the emergency number...

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Aug 8, 2013 - Herculaneum (Ercolano)

We caught the train to Ercolano Scavi station again this morning. The train was crowded and we had to stand in the crush until Pompeii, where we got seats for the rest of the trip. It was like being in a Turkish Hamam! We caught the shuttle minibus for €3 each return – It’s just over a kilometre to walk to Herculaneum from the train station but it was so hot and we knew we wouldn’t want to walk back uphill. Entrance to the site was €11 each – they had run out of maps (!) but provided an excellent booklet with descriptions of each of the...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Vesuvius

Today we caught the train to Ercolano Scavi station (about an hour trip from Meta for €2.80 each) intending to visit Herculaneum and then Mount Vesuvius. We went to the Vesuvius Express office to buy tickets for both, but due to a language misunderstanding the tickets turned out to be for the volcano only (€20 each including entrance to the crater area). We went up the mountain in a 28-seater bus that negotiated the narrow winding road with the driver tooting at every blind corner. It was a scenic drive as we passed by the residences on the...

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Nov 19, 2011 - Herculaneum

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND In the shadow of hulking Mount Vesuvius sits one of Italy’s most well preserved historic sites. Herculaneum was a thriving fishing village and port on the curving bay; a place that the wealthy from near and far would visit as a sort of resort. People came to this small town of 4,000 from as far away as Rome. They built villas and thermal baths to wile away the hours and escape the rigors of life in the city. A massive earthquake damaged much of the town in AD 63, but restoration was well underway when Vesuvius erupted in...

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Jun 26, 2008 - Lake Sirina to Ercolano

Today we drove back to Ercolano. This makes us close to Naples so we can drive into the airport tomorrow. As we drove into town we spotted a sign for a B&B and went there. This was quite a find. The house was huge and they think it was the hunting house for the King´s summer palace. Rooms were huge with high ceilings. There was a large garden, unusual for Italian towns.

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