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Mount Vesuvius

Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #33 of 195 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Owner description: The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is...
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
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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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

After a long, roller-coaster ride you arrive just under the top of the Mount Vesuvius. After a hike to the ticket office (they offer a guided tour as well) where one can also buy souvenirs, you are right by the crater. You can walk all around it. There is another souvenir store at the top as well. Take your time... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We took a bus from the Pompeii train station. It was dreadfully overloaded! Had to cling onto the handrails for dear life! The package we paid for was for 3 hours to Mt Vesuvius and back. I did enjoy the bumpy rollercoaster ride when we got switched over to the smaller mountain vehicle that took us almost to the top!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Tbh I'm not really sure why Everyone is moaning about Vesuvius express. I arrived on the train into ercolano, and went straight to the Vesuvius station to the left. Let me put this straight if you 1. Want to get to the top of Vesuvius and 2. Are travelling by foot you have no other means to get up there... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Did a 4x4 trip halfway up Vesuvius and walked the rest to the summit. Very bumpy twisty ride up and down the mountain but it was an experience. The walk with the guide was a brisk jaunt to the summit and we were allowed a half an hour at the summit. The views of the steaming crater is surreal and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were so glad we made it to Mt. Vesuvius. Our first attempt failed due to bad weather, made it on our second despite a downpour in the morning. Take the circumvesuviana to Pompeii Scavi station, Vesuvius excursion office is just above the station. We paid 22 euro/pax, it will take approx 3 hours for the whole tour. A shuttle... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Vesuvius express if I could give zero ratings I would. These people are liars and thieves. After coming out of Ercolano station we went to the office to book tickets for the drive up to Vesuvius, this is the only way to drive up there as all the taxis are part of the same group and will charge 5 times... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are in the area and headed south to the Amalfi Coast or in Naples, this is a great option for an adventure and beautiful views. We took our two young daughters 7 and 10 and they both handled the walk up and down with ease. They do provide walking sticks if need be. If the weather is clear,... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I took a day trip to Mount Vesuvius and was not disappointed. The mini bus from Pompeii took us to the base of the mountain. A walking track that winds up the mountain gets you to the crater. I have a back problem and not great legs so I am slow but managed to get to the crater. The landscape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a view !!! It's been worth the 25 minutes climbing to the volcano mouth, the view is great, you see Naples and the sea. At the volcano mouth you can see some smoke with is very cool :)

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Omsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

You are going to see the most dangerous, old and grand volcanos of the Europe? You'll be pleasently shocked with the beauty and "breath" of it! Recommend!

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