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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We took the all-terrain bus up to the summit and climbed about 1 km. The path is for someone who is of medium fitness. There is a hand railing and in most places, the path is wide enough for someone to pass you by if you need a rest. The top of the month has an English speaking guide and... More

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

While on holiday near Sorrento, we decided to make the trip to Versuvius ourselves rather than pay over the odds with the tour operator. Two families took the train to Erculano, then a coach from Versuvius Express (right outside the station). Then a dusty walk up the remainder of the volcano to the crater. Stunning views and a great experience,... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Vesuvius volcano is omnipresent in the bay of naples as you see it from everywhere. It represents its geology and history. Further, it is a nice preparation for a visit of the archeological sites Pompeii or Herculaneum. Normal EAV buses drive you up and are fine (~1 hour from Pompeii’s Circumvesuviana station, normal bus tickets, we used the Artecard).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The climb to the top of Vesuvius is quite hard as the path is very cindery BUT it is well worth the €10 and the effort.......the views at the top are breathtaking and it's great to get so close to a feature of nature that has played such a major part in history.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Mount Vesuvius last week after seeing Pompei. The shuttle bus leaves from Pompei train station and brings you to Vesuvius National Park. From there army jeeps converted into mini buses bring you most of the way up the mountain. You then have a 20 minute steep walk up to the shop from where a guide brings you to... More

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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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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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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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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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