Before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum was a tranquil, up-scale Roman town. Through the ages, the ruins of this once prosperous city have been remarkably well preserved and they are well worth viewing. On the day Vesuvius erupted, Herculaneum was upwind from the volcano. Pompeii was downwind and was quickly buried under a covering of ash. Herculaneum was destroyed more than twelve hours later when the blast cloud collapsed, spouting forth a barrage of searing ash, rock, pumice and volcanic gas.
Our limo drivers suggest...
After you have visited Herculaneum ruins, we suggest to continue the tour through a naturalistic excursion in the Vesuvius National Park. It was founded on the 5 of June, 1995 in order to preserve animal and vegetable species, vegetable and forest associations, geological peculiarities, palaeontological formations, biological communities, biotopes, scenic and panoramic values, natural processes, ecological balances. Even if this excursion will take you longer time, we suggest you to do it because it is an nice experience.