Herculaneum

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Together with Pompeii, Herculaneum is one of the main tourist attractions of archaeological and cultural interest in Campania.

Hardly damaged by the earthquake of 62 B.C., Herculaneum was, as well as Pompeii, completely destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

The solid layer which buried the town of Herculaneum was removed only in the 18th century when, after a few works, interesting finds of the Roman time were brought to light.

Just like Pompeii, the excavations of Herculaneum are a tourist destination for thousands of visitors who every year let themselves be enchanted by the magic of a great part of the underground town “resurfaced” almost completely.

Herculaneum excavations have brought to light only a part of the buried town, the closest to the sea. Part of the Forum, the necropolis and a lot of houses are still buried.

The itinerary of Herculaneum Excavations includes the visit to numerous houses, among the most interesting of which there are the House of Aristides and Argo, the House of the Genius, the House of the Skeleton, the House of the Hotel, the House of the Wooden Partition and so many more.

Of great interest is also the complex of the Central Spa Baths, an imposing building going back to the Augustan Age, made up of two separated parts, one for men and the other for women.

Worthy to be admired are also the Suburban Baths, the Pistrinum, the Palestra, the Forum and the Antiquarium.


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