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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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The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is famous...

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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Vesuvius Tour With Optional Crater Adventure Hike
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Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4WD Group Tour
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Half-Day Tour to Mt Vesuvius

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Powerful Image and Iconic Formation!

I am bias to this as I find my self drawn to this formation and am mesmerized by it. Unless you have family that will drive you there, I suggest you taking a tour up to Vesuvius... read more

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am bias to this as I find my self drawn to this formation and am mesmerized by it. Unless you have family that will drive you there, I suggest you taking a tour up to Vesuvius. It is a bit of a walk up to the rim of the Volcano but done within 10 minutes. If you read the... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Vesuvius is an iconic landmark of Naples and was one of the places I most wanted to visit. To get there from Sorrento it took 2 hours because of the traffic through Naples.Once you get to the National Park you get a converted army truck up to within 20 mins walk of the crater. The road up is full of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We debated whether to make the climb or not, but were both really glad we did. The climb is fairly steep, but has a well laid gravelly path. Only took about 15 minutes to reach the top, and then you can walk round the crater further, as far as you wish. Definitely would not have wanted to try doing the... More 

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I love the historical significance of Naples and so a visit to Mt Vesuvius is a must. But I'm also a really serious hiker. And MV does not count as a hike. Firstly it's a bit expensive. You can take the train towards Sorrento and get off at Herculaneum scavi. There's a shuttle bus called vesuvius express. You pay 20euros... More 

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Broxbourne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a tour starting with mount Vesuvius and ending with Pompeii. The tour was organised by our hotel and cost €79 euro each in a minibus with a total of 8 people. This excluded the entrance fees to the attractions, but did include a bottle of water and a French bread roll with ham and cheese for lunch. The... More 

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst we did not specifically visit Vesuvious, it maintains an everpresent reminder of past events. One of the holiday highlights was that we were able to see it from a variety of locations during our trip. Ominous presence and reminder that history could repeat itself!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking forward to visit a spectacular wonder we found it transferred into a tourist trap. Mandatory (payed) parking was 2 km from the entranced and roadside only adding another half km to this. Only for the benefit of local taxies ... Those choosing walking had to walk on roadside (no sidewalk or separate path) being harassed by taxies and busses.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought this excursion was expensive £70 per person and was a little disappointed. The 4x4 was fun but definitely not recommended if you have joint problems or are pregnant as one young lady found out! When you exit the vehicle the guide said it was a short 'stroll' to the top.......I beg to differ. Walking on the volcanic surface... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First the pro: Great views of the Bay of Naples and valley as you walk around half of the crater. The cons: Like many places in Italy, the organization of the sight was set up for maximum money extraction from tourists. Be ready to pay 5 Euro for disorganized parking, 3 for transport up to the crater and another 10... More 

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Monrovia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views from Mount Vesuvius are amazing. To get to the top you must make a steep but short hike. Well worth it.

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