It was a popular holiday destination for the wealthy Romans. Despite being smaller than Pompeii, the part of the city that today makes up the famous ruins is in better condition.
This is because Herculaneum was submerged by a flow of mud and lava, which allowed a better conservation of the refined town and a consequent exceptional value related to its finds: sculptures, paintings, vases and precious objects, which are now exhibited in the National Museum of Naples , and which have been a fundamental documentation of customs, customs, habits and art of the Roman era.