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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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Stunning Views and amazing experience but go early in the day.

A trip to the Neapolitan Riveira wouldn't be complete without a trip to the crater of the Europe's most active volcano. From other reviews, I decided it wasn't a whole day trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A trip to the Neapolitan Riveira wouldn't be complete without a trip to the crater of the Europe's most active volcano. From other reviews, I decided it wasn't a whole day trip (we were staying in Sorrento) so decided to combine it with a half day in Herculaneum. We went to Vesuvius first and quite early. SO GLAD we did... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can visit the volcano easily by getting the train to Pompeii and then getting the bus just across the road to the left that will take you 45 minutes or so to the 'base camp' where you can park and get refreshments. You then need to pay to enter the national park (13 euros) and take the 1000 metre... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I spent my birthday climbing Mount Vesuvius, and it was worth the effort believe me! It is a manageable climb with numerous rest areas along the way. I won't say it was easy but if you take your time and pace yourself, you will be rewarded with some fantastic views from the top, and a sense of achievement for having... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Last week my family and I visited Mt. Vesuvius on a cruise excursion after Pompeii. As our cruise ends, my kids (teens) still look at this as there favorite experience of the trip. The drive up is incredible beautiful, a yellow flowering bush was at its height during our visit, and exciting (our bus had to back up around a... More 

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westmeath
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

im back a week now from my holiday in italy where i decided to take a trip up to mount Vesuvius and what a disappointment the day was,the first thing you will notice is the dirty filt strewn all along the road up,and when you get to the car park if you could call it that as there is no... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although the walk was only 35 minutes on a hot day it felt much longer. After 2 short ascents there is a longer walk ..just stop a few times and enjoy the view. You can walk up with a guide or pick one up at the top. The orange or lemon with ice is a refreshing pit stop two thirds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Paid 20 euros (10 for taxi there and back and then 10 entrance) for this and worth every penny. Considered walking but its way too far. Taxi drops you off at car park, about a 20 minute walk to the top then your there. The walk up is really tough so come prepared. The views are spectacular and its really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited after touring Herculaneum, so it was a quick 20 minute ride to the base from the metro station. We walked up to the top, stopping many times to take in the views and to take pictures. It was quite an amazing sight! The hike can be tough if you are not in shape and can be steep in... More 

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Cockermouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The excursion took us a winding mountain road toward the summit but the last part has to be done on foot. It costs 10 euros and it's nothing like the gentle stroll that I was told it was! It was worth the slog to have great views of the crater from the various observation points. The small cafes weren't of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, you are able to climb up to the top and look in to see the volcano steaming away. There is even a stall selling (fake) football tops half way up! Once at the top there are excellent views for miles it's get for photos

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Address: 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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