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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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The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is famous...

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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I visited Vesuvius by tour bus and I was dropped off about 2/3 the way up the volcano. Steam/smoke was pouring out of the floor here and there making you feel like it was going to... read more

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York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited Vesuvius by tour bus and I was dropped off about 2/3 the way up the volcano. Steam/smoke was pouring out of the floor here and there making you feel like it was going to erupt again very soon. I read somewhere that Vesuvius erupts every 2,000 years, if this is true it won't be long before it blows... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was a good little hike to the top with a great view the entire way. There were quite a few nice little souvenir shops at the top. This is a place that everyone should see in their lifetime.

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Thank RLehnhardt
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with the hubby and a three and four year old. First parking is a nightmare! Lots of tour busses and very little parking. You walk from the parking lot up the volcano. It is beautiful as you are literally walking in the clouds. Bring lots of water and comfy shoes. When you get to what you think is the... More 

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Godalming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked all the way from the drop-off area to the very top and it really was worth the effort. The sky was a cloudless blue and the views were breathtaking although it was extremely cold and a little icy up there. We were given tall walking sticks to help us with the climb, which were a great help. Sturdy... More 

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Thank Christine C
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was nice walk up to the Vesuvius. We have seen crater but no lava (only fumes) but it was worth the walk up hill. It is not for the people with walking difficulties. On the entrance there are people giving sticks and demanfding payment for those sticks but you really do not need those. first part of the path... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing mount Vesuvius is a once in a lifetime ecperience. You can park at the bottom and then pay to be taken to near the top in a truck which is a joy in itself. You are then able to make the last 20 mins to the crater on foot. My husband and I really enjoyed this experience and made... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can I say! Thought this would be better than it was . I expected to see some sort of action if that makes sense. It was a great to be up there on a live volcano but I was more interested in the view than the actual volcano it is a bit of a disappointment , its was... More 

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Thank Steven F
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience! It took me 30 minutes to make it to the top (total of three check points). The views were magnificent and I lingered at the top for almost 45 minutes taking it all in. Worth the trip in every way. Be sure to reward yourself with some limoncello when you are done-you did just climb an active volcano... More 

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Thank Anna R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say it's worth it for the views across the city, but the volcano itself isn't massively impressive, it is a good experience worth doing all the same, it just didn't blow me away, no pun intended!

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Thank Mark M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come on, be serious. It's a volcano. A dirty great big volcano. Which steams at the top from the heat in the rocks. It's very high. And It's very wide. But you can get almost to the very top up the path round the outside. And the view inside is extremely scary. But the view outside is simply magnificent, from... More 

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