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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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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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Vesuvius via the 4X4

We took a package up which combined the 4X4 trip with a wine tasting. I have read reviews from people who went by public transport and found Vesuvius a tip with no toilets. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We took a package up which combined the 4X4 trip with a wine tasting. I have read reviews from people who went by public transport and found Vesuvius a tip with no toilets. If that is true, then the route taken by the 4X4 is better cared for and clean. There are no toilets on the 4x4 route but the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Vesuvius is beautiful if seen from far, try to look at it from of via Orazio, that is the place most postcards are pictured. You can of course visit its crater (almost) but there is little fun, the walk up is steep, parking is almost impossible and the best view is actually the one you get from Naples. No... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

At the end of a long winding road we passed over a painted sign across the road stating 'Ticket'. We parked on the side of the road (the only place to park) then were approached by a guy requesting 3 euros to park there - no ticket was given to us, and the guy wasn't wearing any kind of uniform... More 

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Eaton, Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We decided to do this trip without taking a full pick-up-at-your-hotel tour and took the train from Sorrento (45 minutes and a bargain at just Euros2 each) to Pompeii station. At the station there is a small stall advertising the trip to the crater rim. It is possible to walk to the summit - or drive to a car-park outside... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You do not have to be super fit to reach the summit. Take a hat but beware of the breeze at the top. The views are spectcular. We were on an organised excursion that included an excellent lunch and wine at a vineyard at the foot of the volcano. Next time we would forego the lunch to spend more time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You can visit the volcano easily by getting the train to Ercolano and then getting the tour bus that is just out side of the train station this takes you to the base camp , the cost is 20 euro for the bus and entrance fee ,after they park you get an hour and fifteen mins to take the 1000... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A trip to the Neapolitan Riveira wouldn't be complete without a trip to the crater of the Europe's most active volcano. From other reviews, I decided it wasn't a whole day trip (we were staying in Sorrento) so decided to combine it with a half day in Herculaneum. We went to Vesuvius first and quite early. SO GLAD we did... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can visit the volcano easily by getting the train to Pompeii and then getting the bus just across the road to the left that will take you 45 minutes or so to the 'base camp' where you can park and get refreshments. You then need to pay to enter the national park (13 euros) and take the 1000 metre... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I spent my birthday climbing Mount Vesuvius, and it was worth the effort believe me! It is a manageable climb with numerous rest areas along the way. I won't say it was easy but if you take your time and pace yourself, you will be rewarded with some fantastic views from the top, and a sense of achievement for having... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Last week my family and I visited Mt. Vesuvius on a cruise excursion after Pompeii. As our cruise ends, my kids (teens) still look at this as there favorite experience of the trip. The drive up is incredible beautiful, a yellow flowering bush was at its height during our visit, and exciting (our bus had to back up around a... More 

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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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