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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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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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So much Fun to hike!

While visiting Pompeii, I also signed up Mount Vesuvius with Tempio Travel. The cost was 22Euros and included the entry fee to Mt Vesuvius. From Pompeii Scavi, you board a green... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

While visiting Pompeii, I also signed up Mount Vesuvius with Tempio Travel. The cost was 22Euros and included the entry fee to Mt Vesuvius. From Pompeii Scavi, you board a green bus that takes you to the base of Mount Vesuvius. There you are allowed a little over an hour to hike up to the crater. It is a nice... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I visited Vesuvius as part of the tour to Pompeii and Vesuvius with Viator tours. This day trip was well organized, with a good guide and ok lunch. What I didn't realized until we got to the top of Vesuvius, is that it's possible to take a hike around the rim, however our tour schedule didn't provide enough time for... More 

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Western Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Our driver took our party of four to Mt. Vesuvius early (almost as soon as it opened) to avoid the crowds and the heat. It's quite a drive just to get up to the pathway (I'm glad we had a driver and weren't in a bus), and then it's quite a walk to the crater itself. Keep in mind that... More 

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Province of Naples, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Although well worth the visit, it's a shame that Italians use it as a rubbish dump! The shops and bar could do with sprucing themselves up as well! Toilets only available if you purchase something from the bar/shop.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We did a tour through sun tours and our guide was Pepe, he was really informative spoke an array of languages and took us to a restaurant outside the main pompei square so we weren't paying over the odds. The tour was a long one day tour with an early start but we enjoyed every second. The first half is... More 

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North Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't miss the natural phenomon that is Mount Versuvius and eerie calmness at the crater is quite awesome.The scale of Versuvius is daunting and you can see how the cities of Pompeii and Herculanum would have been swept away.Visit Versuvius first then Pompeii and Herculanum. As far as the site facilities for visitors there are no toilets so make sure... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Ok mount Vesuvius is amazing.the view over the bay of Naples is superb and walking around the rim is really interesting. However I was very disappointed with the area as a whole. The drive up to the top was spoiled by the amount of fly tipping.the area where the buses drop off and pick up is really tatty.a few ratty... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

went on a mini bus from Herculanium railway station - there is a company offering trips for €10 each & advertise that they take you to the top and you walk up to the crater - they don't tell you that once there you have to pay another €10 to walk up! It was a great experience and the views... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Considering the crowds of people paying 10euro each, plus car parking charges, you would have thought they would invest back? Easy to find driving, just followed the signs after leaving Naples. Some crazy narrow roads with coaches coming down - not fun! Once we parked (on the road) we were surprised at the lack of facilities. A few tat shops... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When you drive up there you see a lot of garbage along the road which is disgusting. The price of entry is 10 EUR which is pretty steep since the service level is very low. There are a lot of tourist shops on the mountain (even at the top), but there are no trash cans. Very poor experience.

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