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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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80056, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed today

Be prepared for a bit of a climb to get to the top, your tour bus will only take you so far, but the climb really is worth it. The views from the top are amazing and it is possible to see steam coming out...More

1  Thank Cassie2808
Reviewed today via mobile

Due to a recent heavy rain which damaged some parts of the trail, it is impossible to walk around the rim of the crater. I sat across an American tourist on a crowded train and exchanged pleasantries and he told me about it. I then...More

2  Thank Diella S
Reviewed yesterday

The sign said closed for "maintainables". You can't get to the volcano and no-one sez anything. The people who sell you the ticket, the bus driver, the locals and the stall holders. You can sort of see their point so you'll still go and possibly...More

3  Thank Rhagnar
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having visited Pompeii, you have to visit Vesuvious, being the cause of it's destruction. The scale of this volcano is staggering - especially considering how much smaller it is since it's key eruption in 79AD. It's still a monster, with a huge crater. Don't expect...More

Thank DB-EastMids
Reviewed 3 days ago

The path starts at an altitude of 1000 m a.s.l., arrives on the Gran Cono and allows you to see the inside of the crater with fumaroles, in the clear days you can see a truly breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples and the...More

4  Thank Gruccione
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the lower car park and paid 2 euros each for a return minibus ride to the foot of the crater. We arrived at the top to find that the pathway to the crater was shut for repair, the cafes shut and the...More

3  Thank Alison P
Reviewed 3 days ago

October 14, 2018 Beware! No one at the tour desks in Sorrento or in Pompeii told us the rim trail was closed. They would sell you a tour/ticket to take the bus up the crater for a distance where they let you off the bus...More

5  Thank SEAsiatraveler293924
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked a trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius through Tramvia. Enjoyable coach trip up to the Vesuvius National Park entrance. Interesting due to Italian driving style! A bit annoying that we have to pay to go into the park - why not include it up front...More

Thank NotTheNameIWanted
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must see when You are in Neapol! The best is to make a trip to see Herculanum and after that Vesuvio. Just check the weather to be sure is Ok to get up there and see anything :) spectacular views!

Thank Inspiration801882
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is no information in the city that the vilcano is clised for pathway reconstruction. You just buy a ticket and spen 1 hour in bus traveling and you found all is for nothing. I am so disappointed. Absolutely lack of information.

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John B
18 October 2018|
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Response from Liz H | Reviewed this property |
We went about four weeks ago and as far as I’m aware, it’s open every day subject to weather conditions ( for example closed if there are high winds).
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AndiWhit
27 September 2018|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
All dependent on weather. It can be hot and it can be cold. Please make sure you wear comfortable and sensible footwear though.
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