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Mount Vesuvius

80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #36 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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Vesuvius is a must see, The crater is magnificent. I thought we were going on a day that was too hazy, but when we got to the top we were above a low cloud layer and could only see other mountains sticking out from it. Wonderful. We were taken to the car park in a tour bus. The walk from... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We went up in a 4x4 was a very bumpy ride then a twenty minute steep walk to the crater. it was very windy but the view from the top is stunning. Didn't think much of the crater just a hole with grass growing in it.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Generic advice [Skip down this review for advice to serious hikers and bikers] Vesuvius is usually accessed by bus tours, which park about twenty minutes walk below the crater rim. The car park has very few facilities - no decent visitor's centre, portaloos that charge 1 Euro and have no sinks, and some tourist junk sheds. This quality of facility... More

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It was certainly a once in a life time experience! It was a fairly clear day, the views from the top were stunning. Everyone on TA warned about the 20 minute hike from the top to the crater, so I was prepared. However I had no clue about the buses that leave from the Pompeii train station to get to... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took a train from Sorrento to Pompeii (very cheap) to reach this attraction. We booked the tour outside the station for €22. We were taken by bus to the bottom of Vesuvius and then took a 4x4 Unimog up the mountain as far as we could go. We then walked the final 800 metres or so to the top.... More

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victoria, australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We bought our tickets to Herculaneum at the Circumvesuviana station in sorrento and got a big sales pitch to spend Another 10 euro each to do the Vesuvius Express bus trip.to the crater. When we got to Herculaneum we were ushered into the office and told it would Be another 10 euros each to see the crater - our tickets... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We read through all the other reviews on here and decided to do our trip as diy as possible to experience the Italian way. We came in from Sant Agnello on the Circumvesuviana train which is basic cheap and entertaining,dont forget to stamp your tickets in the machines at the station. When you exit Pompei Scavi station turn left and... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We did this trip in conjunction with Pompeii. The road up to the car park at 1000 metres is narrow and heavily used by coaches so progress can be slow. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant half-way up.....excellent value with a choice of 4 meals, a dessert and a drink for 13 Euros. The walk from the coach park... More

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Rotterdam
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was a lifelong dream of mine to climb up an active Volcano an peer into the caldera. Vesuvius did not disappoint although it was very misty and quite chilly. I would recommend taking a sweater or light jacket to wear or, like us, you can buy a sweater at the entrance to the Volcano trail for just 10 euros... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

If you have trouble with your back or joints I wouldn't advise this has the hike up and down is very slippery, a few people fell over and an older lady said she hated it, but nobody else complained they totally enjoyed it/

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