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  • Herculaneum
    Buried Stories
    Napoli - Visits, tours and trails, from 02/08/13 to 02/11/13
  • Ruins of Herculaneum
    Buried Stories
    Ruins of Herculaneum, from 02/08/13 to 02/11/13

Herculaneum Buried Stories

Visits, tours and trails



The journey begins with the virtual story - told through 3D images - of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD and continues with a guided tour by an archaeologist.
The walk, in addition to offering an extraordinary view of the site from above, leads to the Padiglione della Barca (Boat Pavilion), specially open for this event, where this extraordinary find is shown and others connected to maritime activities.

The descent continues to the Roman city, following a path of light and sound, to the arches where a timeless character gives a striking theatrical performance, sharing his thoughts on the ephemeral existence of humans, tracing the “buried” stories of men, women, the old and the young up to the unexpected catastrophe, thus offering the spectator a “special” point of view about the value of existence.

“How you get lost easily in the small and trivial issues of everyday life, unnecessary quarrels, losing sight of the profound value of existence!”


How to reach the site

Ruins of Herculaneum


Ruins of Herculaneum

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locker room
accessible site


  • The site will be open for free every first Sunday of the month from October to March and on the following dates:
    March 13th from 1.00 pm
    March 20th from 1.00 pm
    March 27th from 1.00 pm
    July 14 from 14.00
    July 28th from 2.00 pm
    August 11th from 2.00 pm
    August 15th
    August 18th from 2.00 pm
    August 25th from 2.00 pm
    October 30th from 1.00pm
    November 13th from 1.00 pm
    November 20th from 1.00 pm
    November 27th from 1.00 pm

Partial access for movement disabilties.



We inform all visitors that, in order to protect the frescoes and the environments of the archaeological areas of competence of this Superintendence and in order to guarantee safety of everybody, is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to introduce inside the excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabia and the Museum of Boscoreale, handbags, backpacks, luggage, cases, larger than 30x30x15 cm.

Visitors can leave their bags and personal belongings at the free locker room at the access gates. 

However, during some periods the sites are very crowded and the locker room may not contain the baggage of all visitors, it appeals to the sense of cooperation of each person to ensure that the new measures can be fully applicated.

In particular, teachers accompanying school groups are kindly required to make sure that students leave their bags on the bus or the other means of transport they use to reach the excavations.

Info and booking

In case of rain, the event might be canceled
toll-free number :
800 600 601
from mobile phones and from abroad
+39 06 39967650
800 600 601

Buried Stories




Admission ticket
  • - Full € 12
  • - Reduced € 8
Other Reduced
  • family package € 30,00
    (2 adults + 2 children up to 18 years of age)

    reduced ticket € 8,00
    for owners of campania>artecard and special deal participants
Other Reduced Event ticket
  • the ticket is also valid on the following day for :
    1 free entry to the MAV, Virtual Archaeological Museum
  • family package € 30,00
    (2 adults + 2 children up to 18 years of age)
Reservation Fee
  • € 1,50