Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ercolano (Herculaneum)

Last weekend we took a quick ride on the Circumvesuviana to visit Ercolano.

Ercolano is a small town in the province of Naples, on the western foot of Mount Vesuvius. The name is derived from the ancient city, Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD (along with Pompeii). The entire town was covered in lava, perfectly preserving many areas. Below are some pictures from our visit. Many people have told me they prefer the ruins of Herculaneum to Pompeii, and I’ll be seeing Pompeii in a few weeks, so check back for an update :)

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