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Mount Vesuvius

Address: Via Palazzo del Principe, 80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #33 of 197 Attractions in Naples
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Owner description: The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is...
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
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 and Pompeii.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

After about a mike hike uphill (not too bad) you will see amazing views of not only the volcano but of the Bsu of Naples. We did a full day tour of the volcano, Pompeii, and a late lunch at a local vineyard (Serrentino Vino).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I will say that climbing to the top was very hard for my 57 yo body but so glad I did. OTOH road signs to get there were almost non existant. Got to the parking lot and found out we had to drive 1/4 mile back down to buy tickets, then we found out there were no bathrooms (anywhere) on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Loved our walk up from the car park. We were dressed relatively warmly but there was a howling gale from the east, had to have been 40 knots, so wind chill was crazy! Apart from that, great access, easy walk, bright blue skies, great views, all we could have hoped for.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A long hard climb not recommended for those with knee or hip problems let alone heart or other health issues but for the able bodied oldies it was well worth the effort. We stood awed by the power of nature and the enormity of what happened so long ago. It was magnificent if humbling. Not for babies in buggies or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

First thing - this is big. Second - Pompeii is a long way away - that sets the scale for you to ponder the disaster that happened. This is a live volcano and you can see the sulphur rising To get there we got a bus from Pompeii (new) and the bus driver stopped at a shop half way up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After a long, roller-coaster ride you arrive just under the top of the Mount Vesuvius. After a hike to the ticket office (they offer a guided tour as well) where one can also buy souvenirs, you are right by the crater. You can walk all around it. There is another souvenir store at the top as well. Take your time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We took a bus from the Pompeii train station. It was dreadfully overloaded! Had to cling onto the handrails for dear life! The package we paid for was for 3 hours to Mt Vesuvius and back. I did enjoy the bumpy rollercoaster ride when we got switched over to the smaller mountain vehicle that took us almost to the top!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Tbh I'm not really sure why Everyone is moaning about Vesuvius express. I arrived on the train into ercolano, and went straight to the Vesuvius station to the left. Let me put this straight if you 1. Want to get to the top of Vesuvius and 2. Are travelling by foot you have no other means to get up there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Did a 4x4 trip halfway up Vesuvius and walked the rest to the summit. Very bumpy twisty ride up and down the mountain but it was an experience. The walk with the guide was a brisk jaunt to the summit and we were allowed a half an hour at the summit. The views of the steaming crater is surreal and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were so glad we made it to Mt. Vesuvius. Our first attempt failed due to bad weather, made it on our second despite a downpour in the morning. Take the circumvesuviana to Pompeii Scavi station, Vesuvius excursion office is just above the station. We paid 22 euro/pax, it will take approx 3 hours for the whole tour. A shuttle... More 

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