Mt Vesuvius, Naples

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  • 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
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About Mt Vesuvius, Naples

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 Opening and Closing 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
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mt Vesuvius

  • 95% of people who visit Naples include Mt Vesuvius in their plan

  • 58.38% of people start their Mt Vesuvius visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Mt Vesuvius

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

78.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mt Vesuvius

People normally club together Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Piazza Tasso while planning their visit to Mt Vesuvius.

People also prefer to start their day with Mt Vesuvius.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Mt Vesuvius, Naples Reviews

  • When staying in Amalfi we took a bus tour to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius. Mt Vesuvius was fantastic. Please note that the trail is soft dirt so it is a challenging walk up and you need to pay attention coming down. The views are beautiful. The crater is so large the pictures don't do it justice. There are 2 stores /shops: one at the top and another is you walk all around the crater to the other side and the very end of the trail. You can buy drinks and souvenirs. The walk probably takes 20 minutes or so. The views of the landscape are better than looking down into the crater.

  • A very beautiful volcano which is so worth the walk up! You can get a very pretty view from the top and can even see inside the huge crater. There are some shops at the top to buy souvenirs once you get there. You have to be careful not to sleep, though, on the way up or down, as the gravel is made up of loose stones. However, there is a bannister to hold onto and some wooden planks to help you up near the bottom of the volcano.

  • This is a beautiful volcano! I was there couple years ago. The walk up is quite easy. At the top you can see down in the center and people also sell little souvenirs and rocks. You can see Naples from the top too. Beautiful city !

  • There is something very strange about standing on the top of a volcano and looking into it's caldera and seeing steam gushing from several vents! The bulk of our journey up was done by bus with a short, 1.5km walk to the top. The bus take you last lava flows from the last significant eruption in the 20th century. The walk is not difficult and the views, both into the volcano and over the surrounding area are well worth the effort! A word of caution; we are told Vesuvius throws a tantrum roughly every 70 years, and it's now slightly overdue. Could be a good photo opportunity in the offing!

  • Fantastic place to visit, especially when combined with Pompeii. The walk up isn't particularly difficult and the views can be incredible if you get the right weather.

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