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Address: 80056, Naples, Italy
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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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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii

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Get the buses from Ercolano Scavi station for good value

We recently visited Sorrento and Vesuvius. We were advised to travel to Scavi Di Pompei station on the Circumvesuviana train (from Sorrento 2 Euros 80c). On arriving at Pompei... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently visited Sorrento and Vesuvius. We were advised to travel to Scavi Di Pompei station on the Circumvesuviana train (from Sorrento 2 Euros 80c). On arriving at Pompei station we were instantly descended upon by leather jacketed 'touts' who want you to use the mini buses (which take up to 8 people so, you normally share). They told us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You first have to dive a twisted road to a parking area....you can't drive up any further. There is a shuttle van that costs 2 euros that brings you to another area where you then buy tickets to the park....then you must walk/hike about 2 miles to the top of the crater. There are spectacular views the entire walk up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been reading about Vesuvius since I was little. Regarding a vulcano, there is always the mixed feeling: It might become active X the facing of danger. If you are fit, you'll be fine. If not, keep in mind that it is quite a hike up and even difficult to go down. But very worth it.It is a big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was on my list of places to visit since I was a kid. My husband and I booked a small group tour via Viator and thoroughly enjoyed it. RECOMMEND!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luckily we had a clear day and the most amazing view over Naples and over to the islands. I think it would have been quite disappointing if it had been cloudy. The climb from the car park wasn't very long (maybe 15 minutes?) but it was steep! Be prepared to be out of puff when you reach the top but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool as always. But of a hike from the lower parking area 30-40 min to the top. Cool views of course, both Naples and Pompeii. Get to look down into the caldera and see it is still steaming. Quite active still. Well worth it!

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Cathedral City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't go climbing Mt. Vesuvius but did see Pompei. From our hotel, we had a picture perfect view of Vesuvius and Napalie Bay. Perfect weather!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't cost that much to be able to climb the volcano. No more than 10euro I think. We went as part of a tour and drive you the start took a little while. It can be a bit of a work out. You can hire walking sticks to use for the climb. I did see all ages climbing up and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Th volcano it's self wasn't to impressive, the walk up is a nice standard hike had to stop to catch my breath a few times it took me about 1 + 1/2 hrs to hike up and down. The views on the way up were just incredible, you get a view of naples and a view of the ocean. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In short walking distance, very very impressive, the view is extraordinary, don't miss BUT, there is a blue bus which one much cheaper than the bus which one you buy the ticket from the travel office just near the railway... blue bus start just in front of the train ticket office and you pay it in the bus when you... More 

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