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You really don't want to spend more time in Ercolano than is necessary; if you want to sleep in the area, we recommend heading for nearby Torre del Greco, a modern seaside resort a couple miles south of Ercolano (both towns are about 9.5km/6 miles southeast of Naples), with hotels and restaurants that cater both to tourists and business travelers who are attracted by the seaside and the flourishing craft of cameo making. By public transportation the town is two stops beyond the Ercolano Scavi station on the Circumvesuviana railway (tel. 800-053939; www.vesuviana.it); take either the Sorrento or the Poggiomarino line. Taxis also wait outside the train station. By car, take the SS 18 toward Torre del Greco and Pompeii, or, from the autostrada A3, take the exit marked TORRE DEL GRECO NORD or TORRE DEL GRECO SUD.

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