Herculaneum, also known as Ercolano, is an ancient Roman town located near Naples. Like Pompeii, Herculaneum was engulfed and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. However, unlike Pompeii, which was buried under ash, Herculaneum was buried under a pyroclastic flow, resulting in better-preserved buildings and artifacts.

A visit to Herculaneum offers a unique insight into daily life during the Roman Empire. The well-preserved ruins include lavish villas, public baths, shops, and even wooden furniture and household items. The stunning mosaics and frescoes that adorn the walls of the buildings are a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the time.

Highlights of Herculaneum include the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the College of the Augustales. The onsite Archaeological Park provides informative displays and exhibits to enhance the visitor experience.

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