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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- Ticket office close 1 hour before the crater.
- The timings given are for the Parconational inside which Vesuvius is located.
- Hiking may be required.
- Timings may vary for the tours taken from different private tour operators.
- By rented bus or car from tour operators.
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65.66% 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
Read this to not be scammed. l definitely recommend the visit - but do it right!Make sure you got good shoes- not flip flops. Plenty of water and a cap. How not be scammed: You can get to Vesuvius by public bus and will cost you €3,10 one way! Make sure you ask driver to confirm you are in public bus before you get on the bus. People are getting approached by private companies (especially by train station) with a great offers to take you up to Vesuvius for don't know something round €15 per person. Those private companies will have to drop you off much lower so you gonna have longer walk up to the top of the crater too! That rip-off! Of your money and time. With public bus you will be dropped off in the highest point that buses can go-you, you can purchase your Entry to Vesuvius that cost €10pp. Walk took me 30 minutes one way but I was in rush... to catch last bus. Enjoy!
I went there in May 2018. Hiking in a volcano is definitely a memorable experience. The trail are easy to follow, it’s suitable for people of all ages. I saw many juniors and seniors there climbing the volcanic mountain..
I am fat and out of shape but still managed to walk the trail to the top of Vesuvius in July 2018 with my family. Our driver took us to the last Parking area where you could drive no further and we walked up from there. The trail was smooth with only a few really steep sections. Take your time and enjoy the view as there should be no race against the clock, which is exactly why we hired a private driver so he would wait no matter how long it took to complete!
A must see if you're in the area. The staff handling tickets and so on are generally very polite and friendly. Be aware of opening hours, as we nearly "raced" to the top in order to get a good view before closing time. Note that parking opportunities are limited.
It was just incredible. The ruins took you back in time 2000 years. You could see how people lived almost the same as a live now. Beautiful artwork.