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Mount Vesuvius

Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #33 of 197 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
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Owner description: 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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

After driving to the base, one walks up a steep grade path for (about 20 min) to the crater. The view is spectacular. This volcano is still active and there is steam coming out of the ground. Along the route, there are a few shops with gifts and snacks. Unlike national parks in the USA, there is very little explanation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Before reviewing this place I wanted to first say, I am extremely scared of heights and was not at all sure how steep or scary the climb will be and whether I would even be able to make it to the crater. We did not take any tours to visit, but took the Circumvesuviana and got down at Pompeii Scavi... More

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Deal, Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We went on the Pompeii/Vesuvius tour & got here after lunch. After "base camp" you climb to the summit up a dirt track! Huffing & puffing, we both made it! What an experience!! Well worth the effort!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

After reading all sorts of comments on the access to the crater, we were a bit worried about how difficult this would be. To be accurate: * the drive up to where the track starts is pleasant, through lush vegetation * the track, right up to the crater is 1.150m long and is about 3m wide, made up of a... More

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This trip isn't for the faint hearted. Public transport can only get you around half way up the volcano and you are naturally expected to walk the remainder of the way. It is around a 1000 metres but it is obviously a gravel steep path to the top. Once there it is fantastic, great views and you can see right... More

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took a half day tour to Mount Vesuvius. The coach stopped below the peak, where there was a small food and drink shop and stalls selling gifts. There was a gentleman handing out walking sticks (there was obviously a reason for this!) but we didn't take one. The walk to the summit was approximately 25-30 minutes and let me... More

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The walk up to the top of the volcano is very well laid out. The path is not too steep but the surface is quite loose. It's easy to follow but you feel like you're on a motorway of people going up and down. The scenery (on a clear day) is fantastic in all directions - one way you look... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You will definitely not need a guide. Just take a taxi from the bottom and it will take you until point. From there, you have some 30 minutes walking (and it's not easy...) until the top. The crater itself is ok, nice to see it, and after so much walking everything is impressive :-) We liked the souvenir and wine... More

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Wellington, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The view is very often fogged over so watch the weather when you go. I was unimpressed, the tour was poor. Lasted a grand total of 5 minutes (if that) and the guide did the whole tour with his hand out for tips. The crater is interesting to see and if you are in Pompeii, it is reasonable to make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited Mount Vesuvius following a visit to Pompeii. It was a tough walk to the top the top but the views along the way and at the top were well worth it. Nice gift shop towards the top of the Mountain, which makes for a good rest point and a chance to get a drink before the walk down,... More

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