Highlights in Herculaneum

Highlights in Herculaneum during a Mediterranean cruise

archaeological site

  • very well preserved Roman city
  • 7 kilometers from the crater of Vesuvius
  • it was buried under lava and mud in 79 A.D. (together with Pompeii)
  • originally located near the sea, but by the eruption shifted the coastline
  • smaller than Pompeii site, but from very good quality (with beautiful frescoes)
  • archeological excavations began in 1709