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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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Half-Day Tour to Mt Vesuvius
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Pompeii Off the Beaten Path
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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii

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See the entire Bay of Naples

One of the most outstanding views of a major Italian city - like being in an airplane. Can even see the islands of Capri and Ischia well. The volcano cone interior can be viewed... read more

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most outstanding views of a major Italian city - like being in an airplane. Can even see the islands of Capri and Ischia well. The volcano cone interior can be viewed in three locations at the top. Some gas venting was present the day we visited. Be prepared for a hike if you use a tour company... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Few experiences can be as poignant, scary, or significant as rubbing shoulders with a slumbering volcano, that once devastated an entire city of some 40,000 inhabitants. Go to Naples in Italy and see this wonder of nature ascend into the heavens. You feel a deep sense of awe and trepidation in the shadow of such a powerful force of nature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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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