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Mount Vesuvius

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Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 081-739-36-66
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Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Description: The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is...
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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An amazing experience and amazing view!

An amazing experience and amazing view! We hired a coach to take us up to the ticket window, and walked up the rest (about 800m). Little snack bars/gift shops every couple of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing experience and amazing view! We hired a coach to take us up to the ticket window, and walked up the rest (about 800m). Little snack bars/gift shops every couple of hundred meters offer a break, and the view is unparalleled. Just peering into the crater is thrilling!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A place that i've always wanted to visit and it didn't disapoint, we did the 4x4 trip with the wine tasting. Trip up brilliant in a huge post cold-waresque 4x4 truck, going through the forest and then up the winding road, fab. Alberio, what a star, he made us laugh as the clouds had closed in when we got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Climbing mt Vesuvius was on our plan together with Pompeii for the 2 days we were staying in Naples. I think these two are the real highlights of Naples (and it's surroundings). Climbing the volcano isn't cheap, you pay something like 20 euros pp for a bus transfer from Herculaneum train station to the base station. This does include the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The trip to the volcano was a pleasant one that didn't take all day which so many of these trips often do. Getting the train to Ercolano about 50 steps from the station to the left is a bus (tour) operator that will take you to and from Vesuvius (including entry) for 20 euros. The views of Naples are amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went on the Jeep 4x4 Tours, it cost around 22 euros and I bought the ticket to the tour at Pompei Train Station. From the train station, you took a bus shuttle to the entrance of Mount Vesuvius National Park, where you would get on the Jeep 4x4 trucks. From that point, you would be on a bumpy ride... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a disaster, this is a very busy site getting hundreds of tourists there every day. So how many toilets do you think they have up there..............1............ And its owned by the tourist shop. Oh, no running water, no toilet seat. I will not go into details The Italians have no clue of how to run things, and frankly I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I booked an excursion through Thomsons in July. A bus takes you most of the way up the volcano and you have to climb the last 200 metres (in height). Tips: Footwear - definitely wear trainers or similar (not flip flops) as underfoot is dust and loose shale Water - Take bottled water with you - it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a trip not for the faint hearted. I would recomend doing this with a tour as the approach to the start of the climb to the summit is very narrow winding roads that get blocked quite easily. The coach driver that we had was very good and took us most of the way before the guides had us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went on a organised trip through Thomson's bus drops you off at the entrance there is a small booth selling cold drinks and loos which do not use disgusting. We climbed in a heat wave mid July take plenty of water and sun protection, loose stone underfoot wear closed toes not flip flops .Took us 20 mins to reach the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You have to wonder if they really expect or even want visitors. The rubbish strewn drive up the mountain from the valley past derelict buildings is enough to put off most people. Then the next card they play is the totally inadequate parking at the top. Your hire car deposit will be in serious jeopardy as you squash the car... More 

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Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 081-739-36-66
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Naples>  > Porto

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