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Mount Vesuvius

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Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy
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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Amazing views from the top!

We were tired of visiting Italian cities, so we decided to go and see some nature - Vesuvius was close by so went there from Ercolano using the service of Vesuvio’s Express. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were tired of visiting Italian cities, so we decided to go and see some nature - Vesuvius was close by so went there from Ercolano using the service of Vesuvio’s Express. I could not find a timetable on internet, so we were lucky as bus left 10 minutes after we arrived and we did not need to wait, but... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It's a bit of a shlep up the steep sides but well worth the effort when you reach the crater's rim. The view of Naples and the countryside stretching down to the coast is unsurpassed and the plumes of sulphur smoke belching from the walls of the crater leave you in no doubt that you are standing on an very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must-do! Our tour bus of Pompeii & Vesuvius (arranged by Viator online) dropped us off at the parking lot area. It took us about 40 minutes to walk up to the top at a leisurely pace, taking mini-rests along the way to take photos of the view, and 15-20 minutes to walk down quickly. The views of the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Climbed to the top of Mount Vesuvius in early March. We took the Vesuvius Express service (20 euros per person/ round trip) from the Ercolano train station. The trip up to the Vesuvius parking area was 20-25 minutes. Our driver gave us 75 minutes to climb to the top, take in the views, and return to the lot. We visited... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently walked (I wouldn't characterize this as a hike) up to the top of Vesuvius with a group of friends. I was prepared for an actual hike with some winding trails, so what we found was a bit disappointing. The road to the top is simply a couple sets of easy switchbacks on dirt and volcanic rock. If it's... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Mount Vesuvio is certainly worth a visit. Remember to go there with a little extra clothing since up there it is cooler and windier. I took the shuttle called VesuvioExpress, from the train station (Circumvesuvia). They did a good job, however, you are given only 90 minutes to actually feel the mountain, which it not much. You can go by... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and I have yet to give a bad review - until now. Mount Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is awesome natural wonder in theory. But we fell into a tourist trap that nickled and dimed us right out of our enjoyment. The bus to/from the Pompeii railway station is efficient, costs 10 euro - we had read on-line that it becomes... More 

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Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

When we came upstairs after a long walk, there was "something", but I don't know what. It was quite disappointing to see the crater.

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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a challenging hike for those who are not physically fit! The path is wide and smooth, but steep. I have mild asthma and so it was challenging for me, but I made it - the rest of my family made it with no problem. Parking was a challenge (we drove) and the road up very windy. The restroom... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice little hike to the top - not too strenous. Very dusy on a good day. Take water with you. Basic toilet facilities. Poor parking if you are driving up there yourself. We went on a tour bus

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