If you're thinking about a holiday to Pompeii in Italy, you might also be wondering if it's worth taking a trip to the neighbouring town of Herculaneum, which was also destroyed and subsequently preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79.
Pompeii is a sprawling site that covers around 170 acres and an entire day isn't enough for many visitors, what with its myriad frescoes, ancient wheel ruts that can be observed in the stony ground and its telling erotic graffiti. Herculaneum, on the other hand, is a location often missed or looked over by archaeology and history enthusiasts that visit this part of the country. There are many reasons why exploring its remains are worthwhile, from its more compact size to its incredibly well-preserved buildings. With this in mind, we've rounded up a selection of FAQs and we hope that by the end of this blog post, you'll have changed your travel plans accordingly!