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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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An amazing place to be on a sunny day

Climbing on top a mounting overlooking a scenic area is an absolutely interesting experience to not be missed in general. However when this is combined with discovering a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
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Swindon, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Vesuvius is imprinted into our minds because of it's destruction of Pompeii, Herculaneum etc. Its name is iconic. And as a volcano its presence is felt all over the region due to its height. However you visit it, you are taken 2/3rds of the way up and then you must walk the rest. It's a good 20 minutes up by... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is a long way up. Worth it for that one photo? Probably. But was a little underwhelming to be honest. Disappointing to pay for it too – something like this should be free. You have to wonder where the money is going. Driving up we spotted loads of litter and rubbish strewn across the land, such a shame. And... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Got to Pompeii station and decided to give Tempio Travel another chance (having done Pompeii with them) We were told we had a ten minute transfer by bus and then a 4x4 to the car park and then a 20 minute walk to the rim. The bus was so jam packed it was ridiculous. The transfer was over 20 minutes,... More 

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Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Climbing on top a mounting overlooking a scenic area is an absolutely interesting experience to not be missed in general. However when this is combined with discovering a volcanic crater at top to which a traveling by a 4x4 bus experience is added then you have the complete recipe for Mount Vesuvius experience. Only by seeing this closely you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I'd done a bit of research and knew that Ercolano was the closest station to Mt Vesuvius. I also read that you could pay to take a bus half way up the volcano and then climb the rest of the way- Vesuvio Express. (It's 20 Euro which takes you all the way up the windiest roads (I can't imagine people... More 

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wirral, merseyside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you are going to visit both Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, I would highly recommend that you visit the volcano first, (in the morning) as coach loads of people from tours and cruise ships descend on Pompeii first thing in the morning in their droves, honestly... I stayed in Naples with my family and traveled to Pompeii via the Circumvesuviana... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The easiest way to drive to the top is exiting the A3 autostrada at the Torre Del Grecco exit. Ignore the other exits that 'may' say Vesuvio. GO TO THE TOILET BEFORE YOU GO!! NO TOILETS AT TOP!! If you are not a confident driver in Italy then this road might not be for you. It winds its way up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We did a 4x4 off road trip then walked to the crater. The "off road" trip was fun but not off road in a conventional sense it was a really poorly maintained road leading to a car park 20 mins from the summit. The walk up waste a little steep in places Def not for people with health problems. The... More 

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Henley-on-Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

There are several ways to visit Vesuvius but a half day organised trip combined with Pompeii is one of the best. The destruction of Pompeii (8 Km away) becomes understandable when you see the size of the Volcano up close and realise the 24 feet of Volcanic dust the fell on Pompeii must have been only a fraction of what... More 

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I would not suggest it for young children. You have to wear your most comfortable clothes and shoes. It is about 25 minutes to climb the mount and it is exhausting. I would not do it again.

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