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Mount Vesuvius

80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #28 of 220 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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Armagh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

climbed to the summit of Mt Vesuvius. It takes a good 25+ mins to reach the top and the first third of the climb was very hard work but when you reach the crater it is awesome and the views are amazing, mind you we done it in July and when we reached the top it was freezing so make... More

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Yungaburra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Just drove into Pompeii from Positano and Vesuvius dropped her skirts to reveal her peaks against the glorious cerulean of the clear sky....looming but somehow embracing the city of Naples and new and old Pompeii we had to go up there pronto! Drove as far as we could through an alarming number of wedding venues, parked at the base of... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

It was a very bouncy ride in - €22 each - & an uphill walk for 25+ mins - uphill with no relief! The crater was in clouds (so it was freezing in July) but still awe inspiring. Totally worth the small effort to get there.... Take a jumper. Don't buy a coffee at the top!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Visat the mountin with killed thousants of people in relativ recent history. You ca-n drive own car up to the mountin or YOU ca-n Take a tour. Is worth!

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Great! We did this as a trip with Thomson and it's the 2nd time we've done it. Was quite cloudy on our visit so the views weren't as impressive as our previous visit 3 years ago. It was good however to experience being in the clouds and to see the clouds falling into the crater. One bad point........parts of the... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Make sure you have some decent footwear on, open footwear is not advisable and some people on our trip hadnt been informed of this ! and be prepared for a walk to the summit (bout 20-25mins) but the views are worth it if you pick the right day, we did it after a half day at Pompeii so was good... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We took a trip in done out army buses. This went up a different side of the mountain, you then walk half an hour up the rest. The view is amazing and it's always great to say you've see. Vesuvius but it's a hole in the ground. Too busy to get good info from the guide. Also, DO NOT drink... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even though we were not that lucky with a weather, we could see the crater through the clouds sometimes. Wouldn't say that it's a "must visit", but certainly worth half a day if you have a spare day in Naples. The price for entrance was 10eur per person, the bus - another 10eur.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pleasantly surprised at how close you can get and how extensive the view of the crater is. Once you get to the top of the volcano, you can walk around a sizable area of the rim. Views of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and bay of Naples were excellent. I wish I brought binoculars.

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been to Vesuvius before, but this time to decided to opt for the '4 Wheel drive select' excursion. Having been picked up at our hotel by conventional coach, we were taken to location within Vesuvio National Park where we transferred to a huge Mercedes 4 wheel drive bus. The drive up though the park to near the summit... More

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