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Mount Vesuvius

Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #34 of 226 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
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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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Deal, Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We went on the Pompeii/Vesuvius tour & got here after lunch. After "base camp" you climb to the summit up a dirt track! Huffing & puffing, we both made it! What an experience!! Well worth the effort!!!

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This trip isn't for the faint hearted. Public transport can only get you around half way up the volcano and you are naturally expected to walk the remainder of the way. It is around a 1000 metres but it is obviously a gravel steep path to the top. Once there it is fantastic, great views and you can see right... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It's free - so don't expect too much. Go shopping and stop and watch if you are there. The fish tank surrounding it is nice.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We took a half day tour to Mount Vesuvius. The coach stopped below the peak, where there was a small food and drink shop and stalls selling gifts. There was a gentleman handing out walking sticks (there was obviously a reason for this!) but we didn't take one. The walk to the summit was approximately 25-30 minutes and let me... More

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The walk up to the top of the volcano is very well laid out. The path is not too steep but the surface is quite loose. It's easy to follow but you feel like you're on a motorway of people going up and down. The scenery (on a clear day) is fantastic in all directions - one way you look... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You will definitely not need a guide. Just take a taxi from the bottom and it will take you until point. From there, you have some 30 minutes walking (and it's not easy...) until the top. The crater itself is ok, nice to see it, and after so much walking everything is impressive :-) We liked the souvenir and wine... More

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Wellington, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The view is very often fogged over so watch the weather when you go. I was unimpressed, the tour was poor. Lasted a grand total of 5 minutes (if that) and the guide did the whole tour with his hand out for tips. The crater is interesting to see and if you are in Pompeii, it is reasonable to make... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited Mount Vesuvius following a visit to Pompeii. It was a tough walk to the top the top but the views along the way and at the top were well worth it. Nice gift shop towards the top of the Mountain, which makes for a good rest point and a chance to get a drink before the walk down,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

One off the bucket list, views amazing. Trip up a little hair raising. A little shop to purchase a few things at the top and the guides are really helpful.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you take the Vesuviana train from Naples, when you arrive at Pompei Scalvi station, the trolley bus to Vesuvius should be waiting. Take that first, so you don't waste time and have to try to meet a bus later in the day. When done, a few hours later, have a nice lunch in one of the nice cafes at... More

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