Mt Vesuvius, Naples
About Mt Vesuvius, Naples
Mt Vesuvius, Naples - Address, Ticket Price
Address: 80044 Ottaviano, Naples, Italy
Ticket Price: 8 EUR
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Outdoors, Geological Formation, Mountain, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Nature
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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.
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
- Happy Hour Bar
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Mt Vesuvius, Naples Reviews - Write a Review
The name is magical due to its incredible impact it had in the past. So when you are in the area go!!!. Apporch from the south - south/east side ( not always easy to find. If you come down the Autostrada from the South side and follow the first signs you see you will and up on the wrong side at a tourist venue. The hike up is substantial but doable, be aware that is very hot most of the year, bring water. The crater itself is not super attractive but still more than worth going...
It's a bit of a steep hike to the top from the car park. I wouldn't take children with you as they may get tired and there is no shade. Great views out from the top. The crater is quite impressive. Lots of souvenir shops all the way up which spoils it a little.
Impressive views - full return trip with entry ticket from Ercolano costs €20. From the final stop there is around 45 min walk to the mountain peak. Avoid flip flops and wear comfortable shoes to climb easily.
Amazing place. You can take bus from Pompeii to the base camp at 1000 meters above sea level, from where you need to walk up - it is a walk for about a half hour, not anything hard or exhausting. It is worth to check into the free tourist guide on the top of the crater - very interesting. The tours are done every 15 min.
Well worth a visit. An exciting drive to the car park, a short bus ride, followed by a healthy walk to the crater. Amazing views all around.
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