Mt VesuviusCurrently Open
- Address: 80044 Ottaviano, Naples, Italy
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Mountain, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Nature
Mt Vesuvius - Review
Vesuvius is said to be the only active volcano in the main part of Europe and has been the cause of some of the biggest volcanic eruptions. Found on Italy's west coast, it seems to be watching over the city of Naples. The Famous eruption that destroyed (as well as preserved) Pompeii and Herculaneum is what the mountain is often known for. Being here is a very eerie way to be a part of history.
The last eruption occurred in 1944 and it is largely considered to be dormant but the mountain is still a source of concern since it is so close to the city of Naples. Nevertheless it is a wonderful sight to see and a rare part of nature that is a privilege to witness. Coming to Naples and not seeing the famous Vesuvius would be a real shame, so do put this on your list.
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Mt Vesuvius Information
- Ticket office close 1 hour before the crater.
- The timings given are for the Parconational inside which Vesuvius is located.
- Hiking may be required.
Mt Vesuvius Hours
- Timings may vary for the tours taken from different private tour operators.
How To reach Mt Vesuvius by Public Transport
- By rented bus or car from tour operators.
Restaurants Near Mt Vesuvius
- La Rotonda Snc Di Pinto Bartolomeo
- Happy Hour Bar
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mt Vesuvius
65.96% of people who visit Naples include Mt Vesuvius in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
25.46% of people start their Mt Vesuvius visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Mt Vesuvius
56.18% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mt Vesuvius
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Mt Vesuvius, Naples Reviews
It was a nice way to spent the day. You should pack comfortable shoes and choose a colder day to go because it's a lot of walking. Although you can't go all around the crater it's still a sight to see!! Really nice service at the transport. The price is a bit high (5 Euro parking, 10 Euro ticket) but I would say it's worth it!
New parking 2km further down the mountain, 5€ parking fee. 3km walk to the top (or pay 1€ pp/trip for shuttle bus to the ticket office, and walk from there). 10€ ticket to go to the crater. Toilets are locked or at the cost of 1€ slightly above the ticket office. You're not allowed to walk all the way around the crater. You'd think they could at least keep the place clean for all the money you pay, bot no, there's garbage everywhere, all the way from the parking to the top. And no trash bins. Remember to bring a sweater, weather can turn quickly and it can be quite windy at the top. Nice view as the fog cleared up
A great day out. Best to choose a cool day if possible, it's a bit of a long steep hike from the top of the road. Great views of the crater and surrounds from the top. Take water!
The view from the top is amazing, the only volcanic activity that is visible are the plumes of sulfer gases. It's about a 20-30 minute walk to the top. The cost to walk up there is €10 per person. You can buy this directly from some bus operators at the top with cash or you will need to walk down to the ticket office which is about 3-5min walk downwards to use your card.
Fantastic experience. Bucket list item. Views of surrounding area breathtaking as for the volcano itself humbling, makes you realise the human race is insignificant. Reason for only 4 stars is the litter. It's everywhere I can't understand why people go to see such a magnificent display of the force of nature only to leave their sandwich wrapper, empty bottles etc thrown everywhere. It's such an insult to mother Earth. Also don't use the toilets they are disgusting horrible chemical one's. With over three million people a year at 10 euro each they could at least provide decent sanitation. And bins or police to throw the litter lowlife's into the crater!........