What to do in Herculaneum
Visit Herculaneum during your cruise vacation
With the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, Herculaneum was completely buried under a thick layer of lava and mud. The lava layer was so thick that even the coastline moved several kilometers. Most people could escape, but in the old port more than 300 victims were found.
Currently, about one third of the entire site is exposed. It is much smaller than Pompeii, but some of the houses are better preserved, and a large collection of bronze statues was found.
Given the fact it was discovered much later, it attracts much less visitors than Pompei.