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Mount Vesuvius

80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #29 of 222 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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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit to fully understand the history of Naples (and the surrounding area) and it's uneasy relationship with this active volcano. The drive up the flanks of the mountain are great and offer amazing views of the city of Naples and the relict lava flows of previous eruptions. Most of the lava you see up close is... More

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Andorra la Vella Parish, Andorra
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Mount Vesuvius is assuredly one of the most iconic sights in Naples. Climbing Mount Vesuvius on foot may seem daunting, but you drive up most of the volcano and walk only a few kilometres. The walk up takes about an hour and a half including plenty of stops to take pictures and browse the souvenir stands, and the walk down... More

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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited Mount Vesuvius during a recent stay in Sorrento, catching the local train to Ercolano we went up the mountain with Vesuvio Express. They have a small shop in the carpark as you exit the train station. We arrived for the first shuttle of day, their website says it departs at 9.30am however its closer to 9.45-10am. For eur... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this tour. The walk to get up there is shorter than I expected. We came in the morning and we were suprised that it was a bit colder than expected in july with good winds to freshen the air. The view is great and, if you have time, it seems possible to go all around. We couldn't because... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not a must see but if you have time on your trip to Pompeii it's fun to take a bus up and hike the 15 minutes up from the bus drop off and look into the most dangerous and still active volcano in Europe!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We got a minibus from train station at Ercolano (Herculaneum), 20 euros each including 10 euro entrance fee to Versuvius ) about 20 mins on bus). This also avoids the long queue we saw with people waiting to pay at entrance. Negotiate if you have children - sign says 20 euros each but we saw family pay 10euros for children.... More

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was a nice adventure. I First, I explore volcanic eruption destroyed Pompeii, then enter the bus at the peak cost a few euros, but I think it was worth it. I was a little tired of walking through the ruins, so I decided to take advantage of one of the operators. After about 40 minutes we reached the summit,... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The mountain is impressive and it's very cool to be on a volcano, however it has been domesticated in terms of barriers footpaths and limited access depending where you go from. Pompeii allows you full access where as if you come from Ercalano as we did half of the route is restricted. Great unless you're more of an active person... More

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Kruibeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We wanted to go to Mount Vesuvius and started looking on the internet for "official" information, we couldn't find it and after reading a few reviews on Tripadvisor we decided to go, it seemed quite stupid not to if you're in the neighbourhood. We visited Mount Vesuvius with the expectation of a well maintained national park but little did we... More

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Berks
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very good did this on a very hot afternoon so paced ourselves going up didn't bother with a guide as husband said they will tell us it's a volcano and a lot of random dates I will never remember. We were therefore able to cover all the top of the volcano take pictures look at the crater lava etc and... More

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