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Mount Vesuvius

80056 Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #32 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have had an interest in Vesuvius since doing a project in school over 20 yrs. We were in Rome for a week and took the opportunity to do a combined pompeii and Vesuvius tour with viator. I understand is it accessible by public transport but the tour suited us and was reasonably priced. The coach drive to the car... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The dusty track upto the crater is loose gravel so wear suitable footwear, it can be hard going but is around 15-20 minutes walk from the car park. Once on the top though, wow! The crater is pretty impressive and great for photo taking opportunities. There are also a few gift shops selling water and snacks on the track and... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We drove up and parked, which was 6 Euros. It was about a 30 minute or so walk. It is an amazing sight as you drive up and see the lava from 1944 eruption. There are guides every 15/30 minutes which might be an idea, Gives you abit more facts etc. Still abit of steam escaping but no more that... More

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Go up it on the shuttle bus and 4x4 outside Pompeii station.Bumpy ride but better then walking .Great views from the top looking over the bay of Naples.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It's massive. A long climb up to the crater but a really good guide at the top. 22 euros each got you a shuttle bus from Pompeii up to the park. Then a jeep ride up the volcano to the car park. A 20 minute walk up hill then to the top.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed taking the Monster Truck ride up and then walking to the top of Mount Vesuvius. Not a difficult walk and so interesting to see the crater and the lovely view. Seeing the massive amount of earth that was displaced by the explosion that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum was impressive; seeing the smoke really brings home that this volcano is... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

It is quite an adventure to the top of the crater. Tour bus can only take you only so far up the mountain and then you have to switch to a rugged 4 wheel "army" vehicle to travel up and around cliffs. Lastly you hike up the rest of the way to the crater. DEFINATELY bring hiking boots or sneakers....very... More

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place! We went on a coach tour from Maiori to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. The walk to the top from the place where all the transport stops is about 20 mins. The walk is gravelly so closed comfortable shoes are a must. The views from the top were out of this world. With the clouds and smell... More

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had been to Vesuvius before on an organised tour so decided to do it on our own this time. Travelled by train from Sorrento to Pompeii Scavi. €2.20 single ticket. Once off the train, turn left and head towards the Busvia tour stand. You can buy a ticket, €22 for adults and €7 for age 4-10. This includes transport... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took the Unimog 4x4 buses up to the look out point, this in itself is an experience! Not unlike a fairground ride! The 4x4 ride delivers you to a location just below the crater, from here it's a 20-30 minute walk to the crater rim itself, with stunning views along the way. Whilst not particularly steep, the terrain is... More

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