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Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples
Ranked #28 of 500 things to do in Naples
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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.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Fascinating for us adults, but our kids enjoyed as well, collecting rocks along the 500 meters walk.

Visited April 2013
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Zuienkerke, Belgium
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

a must-do to understand the magnitude of the disaster in the Roman time, bring hiking shoes and don't accepted a hiking stick at the entry

Visited April 2013
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We liked Vesuvio very much. The ascent is a bit difficult, but not too long. And the views of the bay of Naples and the crater are very impressive. There are a few fumaroles at the mountain's edge. It is great to visit the mountain that hags above Napoli, Pompei and all the towns nearby.
NB that the GPS does not know how to lead you there, so look at the signs and ask locals. Do not forget a good hat. There are many kiosks up there that sell drinks etc. Of course, don't forget a camera!

Visited March 2013
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Off the edge of the History.”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Ok I'm italian but I've never visited this place up to today.
I went with my boyfrend, without Vesuvio Express and other services. Just me and him, with our car. The ticket costs about 10 Euro (with the guide included) but well worth it.
You cannot understand the reality of Naples if you don't go to visit Vesuvius because the way of life of Napoletans has always depended on by the tought of the border between life and death. Just as this volcano is meant to represent.
I suggest comfortable shoes and good legs! Enjoy the walk :)

Visited April 2013
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Abu Halifa, Kuwait
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“Place must see for all...”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

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Mount Vesuvius is known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. That eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5 miles, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing.An estimated 16,000 people died.

There were many instances of eruptions after AD 79. Eruption of April 7, 1906 killed more than 100 people. The last major eruption was in March 1944. It destroyed the villages of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Massa di Somma, Ottaviano, and part of San Giorgio a Cremano.

I recommend you all to see this must go place. Is scenic with incredible crater and history within. We took a trip with Dark Rome tours and traveled from Rome to City of Old Pompeii which was destroyed in AD 79 eruption and the crater

Visited April 2013
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