Although more sheltered and thus not as hot as Pompeii it can still get very hot in summer so make sure you take some water with you and wear a hat.
On a good note, unlike Pompeii, at Herculaneum your ticket is for the day so you can go out into the surrounding town for something to eat and drink then return to the site
- Historical Travel
This is a warning... or at least it was a warning in ancient Roman times. This here happens to be the oldest eample ever found of a "Beware of the Dog" sign.
Mt Vesuvius has not erupted in a long while. But you cn see all the distruction it caused the last time!
On Mt Vesuvius wear good footwear - and watch your footing on the way down - both my husband and I almost had a few spills.