Turin, Pompeii & Herculanuem

May 4th, 1999, 05:46 PM
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Turin, Pompeii & Herculanuem

I have the most wonderful opportunity to be able to go to Italy & see some of the treasures of history that I am interested in, HOWEVER, I am limited in time and money.

If a choice must be made between Pompeii or Herculanuem - which one? I hope one doesn't have to be made, but if it does, which one. We will be in Rome and not going on to Naples so if time/money constraints take over Herculanuem would be the site that would win - would that be bad? Would I regret not going on to Pompeii? (DUMB question isn't it! Of course I would!!!!)

Also, does anyone know if the famous Shroud of Turin will be on display in June of 1999? If it is not on display, is there any reason to go to Turin?

Thanks. Nancy
May 5th, 1999, 12:09 PM
Richard J. Vicek
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Good afternoon, Nancy
Here are a couple of url's to surf for
what information you want.
or search - www. virgilio.it/...

Have been onlyu to Sorrento, Pompeii and
Capri All are easy accessed by train
via the Vesuviana RR from Naples to
Sorrento, boat to Capri. Train stops
at entrance to Pompeii but to my know-
ledge not to Herculanuem. Found Pompeii
very interesting suggest 1/2 day with
guide or escorted tour, miss a lot less.
www.capri.net/ Good surfing, Richard of Hickory Hills, IL....

May 5th, 1999, 03:17 PM
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We've just returned from Rome. While there, we visited Ostia Antica, which is only a half-hour train ride from Rome's Termini and costs just 3,000 Lire per person, round trip (about $1.70!) I've not seen Pompeii or Herculaneum, but our Fodor's guide said Ostia Antica was on par with them, and I felt the trip was well worth it. Only took a half-day, too.
May 5th, 1999, 04:04 PM
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Pompeii...hands down.
May 5th, 1999, 04:40 PM
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Hi Nancy, "Time/money constraints"? The only difference between Pompeii and Herculaneum is Pompeii is an extra 20min away and ~$1 more on the same Cs train. If you can't decide which one to visit just do both. It's possible, if you take the 1st Rome-Naples train (6:10) arrive ~8am, with Cs trains every half hour and Herculaneum only 15min away you can be at the ticket office ~ opening time (9am). Spend 2 1/2hr on site, (11:30) walk back to the Cs station (500m) and either have lunch (sit down, take-out, or buy wine, bread, cheese, meats and have a picnic outside Pompeii). Arrive Pompeii between 12:30-1:00. Spent ~5hr on-site leave ~6pm and arrive back in Rome ~10pm. I will send you an old e-mail that is more detailed and will walk you thru the train trip to the Cs train and right to the gates of Pompeii and Herculaneum. If you're willing to spend a *long tiring* day this trip is easy and doable. HTH Regards, Walter
May 6th, 1999, 12:16 AM
Tony Hughes
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Agree with Maira about Pompeii.

The sheer scale of the place and the quality of the remains puts it far above Ercolano in my estimation. I enjoyed the experiences of both places but Pompeii wins by a country mile.

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