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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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Jeep 4x4 Tour (Lots of upward hiking)

I went on the Jeep 4x4 Tours, it cost around 22 euros and I bought the ticket to the tour at Pompei Train Station. From the train station, you took a bus shuttle to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went on the Jeep 4x4 Tours, it cost around 22 euros and I bought the ticket to the tour at Pompei Train Station. From the train station, you took a bus shuttle to the entrance of Mount Vesuvius National Park, where you would get on the Jeep 4x4 trucks. From that point, you would be on a bumpy ride... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a disaster, this is a very busy site getting hundreds of tourists there every day. So how many toilets do you think they have up there..............1............ And its owned by the tourist shop. Oh, no running water, no toilet seat. I will not go into details The Italians have no clue of how to run things, and frankly I... More 

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Boughton-under-Blean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I booked an excursion through Thomsons in July. A bus takes you most of the way up the volcano and you have to climb the last 200 metres (in height). Tips: Footwear - definitely wear trainers or similar (not flip flops) as underfoot is dust and loose shale Water - Take bottled water with you - it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a trip not for the faint hearted. I would recomend doing this with a tour as the approach to the start of the climb to the summit is very narrow winding roads that get blocked quite easily. The coach driver that we had was very good and took us most of the way before the guides had us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went on a organised trip through Thomson's bus drops you off at the entrance there is a small booth selling cold drinks and loos which do not use disgusting. We climbed in a heat wave mid July take plenty of water and sun protection, loose stone underfoot wear closed toes not flip flops .Took us 20 mins to reach the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You have to wonder if they really expect or even want visitors. The rubbish strewn drive up the mountain from the valley past derelict buildings is enough to put off most people. Then the next card they play is the totally inadequate parking at the top. Your hire car deposit will be in serious jeopardy as you squash the car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have a fascination with volcanoes and the sheer power of nature so for me to climb to the top of this mountain was fabulous. The views across Naples Bay were wonderful and the day we climbed it was a clear blue sky and just perfect. From the start at the bottom of the peak it took somewhere between 20... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The drive to the car park at the foot of the path is twisty and you need to be ready to stop to allow busses and other cars to pass. We drove our hire car up from the valley, which was relatively easy. Parking was ok at the top, although we arrived at 5pm, so things were quietening down by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited here from a cruise - bus to within 300m Snd then short steep walk. Take water. Views are stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Hiked up Mt. Vesuvius, and it was an incredible experience. Despite the relentless heat, it was well worth the walk, and didn't take too long to get to the crater. Great view of Naples from the top.

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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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