Herculaneum was an ancient Roman city in the Campania region, the region in which Naples, Pompeii or Herculaneum are located. It was once a small village, but its more worldly traders and merchants were far richer, more cultured, and more intellectual than the elite of neighboring Pompeii.
It is known to have been preserved, like Pompeii, buried in the ashes of the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano on August 24, 79 AD. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with other archaeological sites in the area, in 1997.
In 1980 hundreds of skeletons of inhabitants who had taken refuge in the boathouses were found. These excavations, carried out in the port area of Herculaneum, allowed the discovery of more than 200 skeletons of various ages and social status.
HOW TO GET TO HERCULANEUM
TIME TO COME BACK
When planning your route through Capri, we advise you to take into account the times and not be that you are going to miss the boat. Long queues form at the funiculars that go down to the port.