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Vesuvio

80056, Naples, Italy
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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80056, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You really have to pay quite a lot to see this.. first we paid 10e for the bus drive there and back. The ticket was 10 euros and even the toilet was 1 euro... the way up was ok, you need good shoes and water...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Got the train from Sorrento to Pompeii where we bought tickets for the bus which takes you to the top. After paying the 10 euro entrance fee, embarked on the 30 minute walk to the top. Despite being very hot, the walk was fairly easy...More

Thank Lisa Y
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mount Vesuvius is something of a challenge on a hot day. Stop at a drop off/ car park high up and pay 10 euros to pass through the barriers. Best way is on a bus where they sell tickets on board otherwise it's queue time....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just back from a day trip with family. What an utter disgrace this place is. Totally disorganised, charges left, right and centre, litter everywhere and Napolitan staff who are rude and couldn't give a damn. Management should be utterly ashamed. I've seen better in some...More

1  Thank George T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having visited 25 years ago it was time to climb Vesuvius again, this time with the 14 year old nephew. We hoped to drive near to the top but were stopped part way up to park. They said that the parking was full at the...More

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got to Mt Vesuvius early in the morning and beat the bus crowds coming in. It was best too to stay cooler that way. The hike was relatively easy with good walking shoes. Wouldn’t really recommend it though for someone who doesn’t walk much....More

Thank way2go
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was part of a 2 part tour with Thomas cook you have to pay €10 Euro to walk up the volcano and see the crater. Warning not for the faint hearted the climb is pretty long and steep and takes between 20-30 minutes to...More

1  Thank 87ClaireM
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our private tour of Pompeii also included time at Vesuvio. Even though the weather did not cooperate for great views, we were fascinated by the tour guide's knowledge of the history of the volcano and its present geological importance. The hike up the side of...More

Thank ItalophileTrav
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place. Walked up early evening to avoid the mid day sun. Please take a pair of trainers and plenty of water.

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in the heat this is a very doable hike up into the crate. Easy to get to by car you park and then get the shuttle to the trail head, dead easy to find. We had out kids with us, 4 of them, ages...More

Thank Linda R
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Sheila D
7 August 2018|
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Response from Gráinne N | Reviewed this property |
I also got the train to Pompeii and got the bus from there. The bus I got was 3 euro each way. There is a small bus stop along the left hand side (walking from the train station to the Pompeii entrance) with times on it.
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yapmd
6 August 2018|
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Response from gertie61 | Reviewed this property |
It’s fairly hot at the top. The walk up is a challenge as you need sturdy footwear. Just make sure you have plenty of water and sun hats. The view is amazing at the top but no steam when we went up.
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MarianneMcG
31 July 2018|
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Thank You, we did the walk to the top & agree, amazing views!!
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