Herculaneum, Italy

 

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Herculaneum is amazingly preserved and walking through its streets you can really imagine what life would have been like. But with only other tourists around it does feel a little eerie, and when you come across a preserved wooden cot the sadness of the Vesuvius catastrophe really hits home.

Top tip for Herculaneum: Arrive very early. But if the question if wether to choose Pompeii or here; my advice is go to both as they are both very different and visiting both sites gives you a broader picture, and the frescos are better preserved at Herculaneum.

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