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Mount Vesuvius

80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #35 of 226 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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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We wanted to do the crater walk but there were huge crowds and extremely limited parking available so we drove up saw the views from the car and left. We were there on saturday so maybe during the week it would be better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It is 20euros per person for the bus up the mountain but you get 90mins there. The walk is steady and we went in the morning which was cooler and quieter. Make sure you visit the bathroom before you go up the mountain as there are only grime portaloos which they charge for!

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Its a hard hike 45 degree in a soft and irregular ground which makes it harder. Since we were on an cruise excursion we were allowed only 1.5 hours to climb watch and came down. Too tight especially if you have to stop several times to catch your breath. The experience is well worth the effort and I loved, I... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

After visiting Herculaneum we took the Vesuvio Express bus up to the volcano. On the back of your bus ticket there is a line which states that you have 90 minutes at the volcano and after that your bus ticket is no longer valid. The cost was E20 which included entrance to the volcano. The drive up took about 20... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great views but not worth the extortionate cost.... and rushed to the point of having to run back for the bus and dashing some past poor person knocked her flying! Couldnt even stop to apologise! Thats how pressurised you are on the times with the bus!!!! So aweful experience for her and for me!!! Also the guys at the car... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Whilst the journey by car was... interesting it had the advantage of unlimited time at the summit, which you do not get on the bus trips, (some people on buses were disappointed at the time pressure, as they were not the quickest on the short but steep walk to the top from the car park). Extra time is useful, particularly... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the views and the walk to the creator. The downside was the express bus and the double cost. Expensive cost of the bus and then the cost of seeing the creator. We also found the staff at the end of the path rude. They block the path so you can not walk any further. We eventually learned that... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you like adventure then don't miss this! From the boat ride from sorrento and the crazy bus ride up the mountain it was well worth the view from the top of the crater. Amazing to see such beauty.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I toured this with a group so I didn't have to deal with the winding roads and limited parking mentioned in other reviews... But I was surprised that the only restrooms were port-a-potties that we had to pay for, and that there were souvenir shops along the route. The walk itself is steep with loose lava rock gravel, so I... More

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Madrid
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Mount Vesuvius is interesting on its own, but the management of the companies that operate the tours are simply awful. I took "Vesuvio Express" and found them to be rude, unprofessional and overpriced, and I would not recommend it, as once they take the money from your hand they could not care less about your experience. The visit itself is... More

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