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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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Breathtaking (climb up AND views)

We had a hire car so drove up as far as we could. We were charged 6 Euro to go to the final area where you reach the end of the road where the tourist gift stalls are, turn around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a hire car so drove up as far as we could. We were charged 6 Euro to go to the final area where you reach the end of the road where the tourist gift stalls are, turn around and find a roadside parking space. BUT you need to buy tickets for the final climb to the top from... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We drove up the mountain and self guided. As volcanoes go Vesuvius is not going to provide the spectacle of the lava craters elsewhere in the world. It is a hole on top of a mountain. The link to the ruins below, and the fact that there are some visible steam vents, does however help fuel the imagination contributing to... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visit in the morning to avoid the crouds and the mid day sun. A steady uphill plod that will take around 40 minutes to the last refreshment hut. Take your camera for some fantastic photos you will take on route and at the crator rim. This offers some lovely vistas over the Bay of Naples on a clear day. Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing excursion! Mount Vesuvius is incredible, once you get to the crater the views of the bay of Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri are breathtaking. You go up in a 4 by 4 style mini van and then you walk up the rest of Vesuvius which is approx 500m zig zag. It is tough but we just stopped along the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

wear trainers and take your camera. After a short steep climb you will be rewarded by an amazing experience and fantastic views

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Weleetka, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It's a fairly exhausting trek up, but taking breaks and enjoying the view of the bay makes it doable. I wouldn't recommend for the out of shape or disabled. I had trouble with my asthma, but so worth it when you make it to the top and see the crater! It's gorgeous and amazing to think of the power it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

For those who like nature, panoramic views and hiking, this visit is a must. The bus ride up was an easy travel with an experienced chauffeur. Then, it tooks us a 15 minutes hike to get to the top, where everything seemed idillyc. And it wasn't even chilly up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visiting a volcano is somethings that's differ from anything els. Really worth the experience, and really great views over Naples a cloud free day...

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best parts of Naples is Mount Vesuvius. A constant on the eastern horizon, Mount Vesuvius is as much a part of this region as Mount Fuji is to Japan. Prominent in it's profile, Mount Vesuvius has many faces, based on changing weather conditions. My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Excelsior with a balcony view of... More 

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Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I would have given the site a 5 out of 5 if there was a bathroom any where in site. The bus ride up the mountain was sickening to say the least but way worth it once you've climbed Vesuvius and looked into the smoking crater. Awesome!! Too bad its not better taken care of, like I mentioned earlier don't... More 

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