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Mount Vesuvius

80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #32 of 222 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Volcanos, Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
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... more » 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. « less
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Newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip to Italy we planned an overnight stay on the Amalfi Coast so we could visit Vesuvius early in the morning. The weather has been so hot this August even the Italians are complaining about it. We followed the signs through winding streets and started to gently ascend Vesuvius in our hire car but were stopped short... More

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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Climp was very hard at heating weather, but totally worth it. At top of the mountain is something to see for.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our time at the top of Mount Vesuvius. We had a good clear day so the view was incredible out over Pompei and Naples. And then the view down into the crater of the Volcano was amazing. I think approx 40 minutes will be all you need at the top. We got some great pictures. No visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The view and the mountain trip is simply beautiful and must see but trip with Vesuvius Express is horrible. You arrive at Erculeanum train station and you can find mentioned agency right when you leave the train station. It's the recommended way by multiple travel guides. You can pay €10 for roundtrip to the mountain and they also want you... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

When we visited first bus was chaotic and you should be prepared to stand. 4X4s take you up into the national park and once above the tree line the view is spectacular if vertiginous. You're decanted, with another change of tickets for the brisk and pretty steep 20 minute walk to the summit. As you might expect the path is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This volcano is definitely worth climbing. We went in late August. 30c but slightly cooler at the top but not enough to need a cardigan. There are a couple of shops on the way to the top so you don't have to carry water with you. Closed toe shoes are a must otherwise you will be stopping every minute to... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The journey up by coach is very fraught. The bus drivers deserve a medal! You need good walking shoes and lots of water because you have to get up and back down in time to go back in the bus! A couple of souvenir shops but no it very commercialised.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

So so brilliant!!!! What an adventure! Highly recommend it!!! I would also recommend linking it with a trip to Pompei first!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I went on a cruise around Europe and we stopped for a day in Italy. It was incredible to see Mt. Vesuvius, unfortunately unlike other commenters, i wasn't brave enough to walk to the crater, especially when you see smoke coming out of it. But it is beautiful for those like me and the history surrounding it is absolutely fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As a scientist travelling with a family of science enthusiasts, we were all excited about this one. We stayed in Sorrento and visited Mt.V in a day trip that was combined with Herculaneum (also well worth a visit). The track up to the summit is dusty and ashy with loose stones of various sizes and has clearly been well trodden... More

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