Herculaneum

Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in AD 79, located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.

It is most famous for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae and Oplontis, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius though Pompeii is the most famous. Vesuvius started erupting on August 24, AD 79, which buried them in superheated pyroclastic material that has solidified into volcanic tuff. It also became famous as the source of the first Roman skeletal and physical remains available for study that were located by science, for the Romans almost universally cremated their dead. Since the discovery of bones in 1981, some 300 skeletons have been found, most along the sea shore — the town itself having been effectively evacuated. Herculaneum was a smaller town with a wealthier population than Pompeii at the time of the destruction.

Source: Wikipedia Herculaneum

How to reach Herculaneum from Casa Susy

Herculaneum archeological sites can be reached using the local train "Circumvesuviana" from Sant'Agnello to "Ercolano". From the train station in Ercolano a short walk of 10 minutes is needed to reach the intresting sites. The train station of the "Circumvesuviana" is far only 200mt (5 minutes walk) from Casa Susy, the ticket costs aproximately 2,50 € and the trip to Herculaneum has a duration of 40 minutes.

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