ErcolanoOutline of Herculaneum
Herculaneum is perhaps the only place in the world where, as if in a fantastic kaleidoscope, sea, earth, volcano and art merge and form a wonderful whole which it is not always easy to unravel the roots of.
It is for this reason that Herculaneum is a one off, amid its clashing contradictions, unrepeatable and difficult to find in any other corner of the Mediterranean. Any connotation you might want to give it would seem insufficient and incapable of expressing all its peculiarities.
It is not by chance that it was included among the Great Cultural Attractions of the Campania Region, and not just for its digs, but also for the wonderful cultural testimonies represented by the architectural heritage of the Vesuvian Villas, testifying to history, culture and society from our 1700s.
For all these reasons, Herculaneum, formerly included in the Grand Tour, is now a catalyst of refined tourism sensitive to the thousands of delights this city is in a position to offer. Because, and it is a good idea to reiterate this, Herculaneum is not just art, but a lively land riddled with hardworking people, who from first dawn with their multicoloured market stalls and vintage clothes featuring a thousand facets, animates and populates the district and Piazza di Pugliano, which has made its "pieces" famous the world over.
But Herculaneum is most of all a wonderful blend of sea and soil, in the black lava of Creator Vesevo and the bright green of its vineyards climbing up along the ridges of the Volcano.
This is why visitors won't just come to Herculaneum once: they will return.