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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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Great views of Naples

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steep walk uphill but fortunately is not too long...can climb max in 30 minutes. Amazing views from the top on a clear day. Some people may say not worth a visit, but I would say, one must if it s a clear day. Start early, so chances are high that you get higher clarity. When you reach the top, in... More 

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the history but going there you need to be adventurous. You have to climb all the way to the hill, not recommend for young children and old persons.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is quite a walk to the top of Mount Vesuvius. You should have at least an average level of fitness to go to the top. Views are just stunning in all directions from the top and we could even see some smoke from the volcano inside the crater. It is a nice walk around the rim. Allow enough time... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus tour up . Then we did the walk of ash up and up and up. We were soaked in sweat by the time we hit the top. Its Aug were talking about now. 42c! Wow what a view. Our cruise ship looked like a dot. AMAZING is all I can say. It is like walking the... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Vesuvius by private minibus and were dropped off at the parking area. The walk up took about 25 - 30 minutes. The track is fine but there are lots of loose stones etc so good walking shoes are a must. The views are amazing. Looking down into the crater was brilliant, we walked around the top, taking... More 

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Glen Waverley, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Napoli to Ercolano Scavi by Circumvisuviena train and just outside the station the ticket office of vesuvioexpress who provide the return trip to mountain with Park entry at a fee of €20.00 p/p with regular services. First few kilometres by Vesuvioexpress and next few hundred metres on foot. At the entry a man standing with walking sticks gives you one,... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really worth hiking up there. Calculate about 45 minutes of walking from the parking lot if you walk slowly. If anything happens on the way there is a vehicle that can come and get you but unfortunately there is no other way then walking to get to the top. For the elderly there is no lift possible. :(... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to visit Vesuvius and Pompeii on the same day, so we took the Naples to Sorrento Circumvesuviana train and got off at Pompei Scavi. We then took the local bus from outside the train station to Vesuvius. If you're on the Naples-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line, as soon as you exit the train station, all the tour touts are there... More 

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