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Mount Vesuvius

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Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Description: The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is...
The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is famous for the calamitous eruption in 79AD, which buried the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
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It's ok, the walk is fairly steep and you definitely needs decent shoes/ boots. If the weather is good I imagine the views are simply stunning but unfortunately when I was there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's ok, the walk is fairly steep and you definitely needs decent shoes/ boots. If the weather is good I imagine the views are simply stunning but unfortunately when I was there it was very cloudy and couldn't see much. I got a day tour from Sorrento which didn't take long and was well organised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Easy to get to - the Vesuvius Express bus that goes every half-hour from the square just outside Ercolano railway station. Costs 20 euros for return bus and admission. Not too strenuous a walk up (you have 75 minutes or so from the time the bus drops you off, which lets you get up to the crater, as far round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Saw adverts in rail station and fliers to use special bus service, which leaves from just outside Ercolano ( Herculaneum) station, offering trip on bus for 10 euros. They do not say that it is 10 euros each way, so be advised. Well worth the trip, get to car park near the top, and then about a 20 to 25... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Myself, my mum and my son walked to the summit of vesuvius! Despite the incredibly rude ticket salesman this was a fantastic experience! Don't miss it! There are guys that will give you a broomstick to help your walk be more comfy. Take one. We each had one and I gave them €2 tip after and that was acceptable. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Any visit to the bay of Naples should involve a trip to the crater of Vesuvius. It's a relatively easy walk (lots of retirees were doing so when we visited), if not that easy to actually get up to (recommend going as part of a tour, or having a hired driver take you). Once at the crater's edge you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A magical experience. The unbridled power of nature displayed in all its glory. The atmosphere was incredible. One can sense the power of nature and how insignificant we are compared to it. Unfortunately the driver of the Vesuvio Express bus which takes you up Vesuvius only allowed us 70 minutes to climb up to the crater instead of the contractually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited Versuvius last August as part of a P & O cruise excusions. It was fantastic. Our tour allowed us plenty of time to walk up to the crater which was just as well as it can be very hot and it is quite a distance. There are a couple of souvineer shops/cafes on the way up which our group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A truly experience. I love Italy anyway but if you have a passion for volcanoes then this is a must! The climb to the top is quite easy but the change in air pressure may be a problem for some as I noticed that lots of people felt faint. It is worth the climb if you can manage it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

One thing only is important and will leave a footprint on your mind... Overwhelming silence on the top of volcano. On your way there you will be amused with tales about history of funiculars and many other things. They are useless and boring, just get straight to the top, feel it, smell it and see national reserve. It's worth your... More 

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Haute-Garonne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Got of local train at Heraculanium , bought 10 euro return tickets and 10 euros access tickets from local mini bus driver , and waited for 1/2 hour for others to make up the passenger seats available 7/8 , Were driven helter- skelter up through town out upwards and upwards towards the mountain. Given ONE hour to climb up take... More 

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