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Mount Vesuvius

80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #35 of 224 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We cheated and took a bus from the station which took us up to as close to the top of Vesuvius as you can drive to. After that it is about an hours walk, all up hill and on a sandy, pebbled surface so flip flops are not the ideal footwear. The views on the way up are amazing and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Don't be afraid of this volcano! Lots of people come here to hike the caldera, hear the stories, and see the views. There are 3 stores along the way selling souvenirs and refreshments. Beautiful and great piece of history!

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Utrecht
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Vesuvius itself is extremely interesting and has great views over Naples. But..... The extremely poor management (ridiculously rude - almost offensive - ticket man) and litter strewn roads basically ruined the whole experience... I have never seen anything like it! There are 20 car parking spaces that you have to fight for other wise the police issue fines for not... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Climbing up Vesuvius was one of our must-do activities for our Italy trip. It was a pleasant summer walk up and was definitely interesting to see the various historic lava flows down the sides of the mountain. The crater seemed a bit anti-climactic to me, although I still thought it was lovely. I think maybe it photographs (or photoshops) better... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was on our to do list and was worth the climb. Views are amazing and photos came out great. Take the tour bus right from the Pompeii train station. Make sure good weather day for viewing. Wear sneakers for the climb - it takes about 25 minutes to climb to the top at a good pace. If you get... More

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