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Mount Vesuvius

Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Owner description: The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is...
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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 and Pompeii.
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Billings, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A short taxi ride to the trailhead, and then an enjoyable walk. The views must be amazing, but clouds kept us from actually being able to see much of anything. If you have good weather and are near Naples, I would say this is another must visit site.

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Genoa, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Mount Vesuvius is considered as one of the 3 active volcanoes of Italy nowadays. After visiting Pompei, I bought the ticket of a bus service nearby Pompei, the bus is quite small and there weren't enough seats, it's not comfortable because of the road's curves, sometimes I got the feeling of jumping out from the bus:D. After that, we gotta... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was part of a tour deal starting in Rome. The bus ride was pretty lengthy. (3 hours) Climbing to the top of Mount Vesuvius was incredible. They do have rest stops along the way to the top. I would not advise elderly or people with certain conditions to walk this path though. They do have emergency personnel on hand... More 

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Phila PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Thinking of how this Volcano played apart in history is amazing, as you stand on its rim. Great views of Naples.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

A visit up Vesuvius was on my bucket list so my son and I took the trip. We were visiting in the off-season, so were expecting to find a tour to the top easy to find. I had planned on using the Busvia del Vesuvio tour company but unfortunately they were not operating the day we went. I noticed that... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Worth the climb to see the view. The final walk is steep and a bit uneven so sensible walking gear is a good idea. Amazing that so many people still live right up on the slopes of the volcano. There are seismographs everywhere which was mildly unsettling especially considering we had just come from Pompeii and witnessed the destruction there.... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Definitely one should visit this legendary mount. But only to make sure that you miss nothing interesting. The history of Vesuvius' catastrophic activity - that's what really impresses, but not its current appearance. Silent crater filled with cooled lava and absolute motionlessness - all you will see on the top. The best view of Vesuvius is from Pompeii. Any way,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wow, wow, wow - so glad I made it to the top (I have rheumatoid arthritis so was tough) being on an active volcano was thrilling but couple that with the stunning views of Naples bay and you have a not to miss life experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went up to Vesuvius' creator back in 2009, we was very lucky as the day was not an extremely hot day. I would recommend that you take a good strong pair of trainers or walking shoes as toward the top the ground is gravelly. Part way up is some people giving out sticks. Please note these are not free,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Worth the exhaustion. Very easy to find options of transport towards the peak of the mountain. It'll take a good 3 hours to enjoy the views and make the climb and descend. Views from the peak are incredible when the fog clears. You can see over Naples and Sorrento. Benches and mini shops of souvenirs and refurbishments are every 200feet.... More 

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