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Mount Vesuvius

Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #33 of 224 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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Sheffield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We went to the top of Vesuvius on a cloud free day and what a view it is!.Not for the faint hearted as the coach takes you part way up and it is a very steep walk to the top with uneven paths. Well worth the climb - take it in stages. Some of our group bought walking poles to... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The walk over the last kilometre is not too arduous and you do get great views over the bay and towards Naples. At the rim you can look inside but there isn't much to see, just a few puffs of steam. We visited Etna last year and that was a more spectacular trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great views and a real experience but time consuming to walk to the top. Avoid the public toilets if you can!!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you've never seen the inside of a volcano this could be the experience of a lifetime. So however you get here (plenty of advice on that from other travellers), be sure to visit this site when coming to Naples. The downside of the sheer number of reviews on TripAdvisor is that few will be read and so the authorities... More

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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our bus took us past way up the mountain, we had to walk the rest, and cost 10 euros. There are several cabins on the way up selling cold drinks and souvenirs. It is quite a strenuous climb, and we'd recommend sturdy footwear - trainers, walking boots, etc. The walk down is quite hard on your legs and needs to... More

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the 4x4 drive up the track to the 1070metres point of Vesuvius. We then walked the next 900 metres to the top which gave us fabulous views of Naples bay.

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Cornwall UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Visited within a school party. Access to the official walk is crazy, as cars are parked on the road side, with tour coaches trying to pass. The entertainment provided by local coach drivers gesticulating at one another is almost comic, if you forget about the danger. the views over the Bay of Naples as you climb are truly stunning. The... More

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The first - it's incredible experience! The second - put on appropriate shoes - the surface is covered with volcanic stones! The third - all the views are great from Vesuvius!

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic experience walking up to the crator although it was a little tough going due to the steep gradient/loose surface. Suggest walking poles are used (especially on the way down) if you have them. Great views from the top! Would definatley recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very interesting place to visit, the guide at the top explains to you about the volcano and the history. You need to allow 2 to 3 hours to visit.

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