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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
80056, Naples, Italy
+39 081 865 3911
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Is the effort of getting to Vesuvius worth it? My boyfriend says yes, I am on the fence. Let’s start with the positives, the trip from Naples to Pompei is easy, €2.80 on the train, 30 minutes no changes. At Pompei, we planned to get...More

1  Thank Hana0817
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a hard climb to the top but its worth it. You can see over the landscape from the top as well as being able to see the crater of the volcano. There are 2 wee shops along the climb to stop for refreshments or...More

Thank henning179
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled by train from sorrento, the trains are basic but ok. When we arrived at pompei we took the private tour bus up to the highest car park this was €10 . Then we paid for the Vesuvius walk with a guide €10 each....More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing day. We used the EAV bus from amphitheater gate in Pompeii, €3.20 each one way. Bus took a while but worth the views ! They drop you off at the ticket office, €10 each and you start the climb, via the paid...More

Thank martinrN4285GC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Vesuvio from Sorrento and back on train. No problem at all. A bit of a chaos at stop where the buses tickets issued for further way to volcano. After you get in a bus it take a while to get to Vesuvio...More

Thank Yurver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our rented car along the windy roads as far as we could go. We were stopped by some men who directed us into a carpack saying only authorised cars could go more (ie, those with tourist permits - private vans, buses etc). So...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Naples so it would have been silly not to visit. Glad we did, though. Very enjoyable few hours excursion. Lots of people at the top and along the pathway to the crater takes away the moment a little bit but not really...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from an exhausting day of travel! Chaos really from start to finish! We set off in high spirits from Sorrento the small train with only three carriages was late and then full of commuters, and tourists. The seats are very uncomfortable with very...More

2  Thank Jet26005740186
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An exceptional place to visit. Scenically it is first class and gives a real sense of the scale and magnitude of the famous historical events. Having read the reviews we approached with some trepidation, since we were driving ourselves. However, it all worked fine. You...More

2  Thank Milton25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of those must see places. Make you think what the h..ll they were thinking when building cities next to this kind of monster, which can wake up anytime...

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Bruna B
20 October 2018|
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Response from ZornitsaSergeeva |
It is closed after heavy raining and when it is expected to rain. Now it has been very good weather for a while and it is still closed because the path is damaged.
John B
18 October 2018|
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Response from ZornitsaSergeeva | Reviewed this property |
Well it rained today, 22 of October, so I doubt it opened.
John B
18 October 2018|
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Response from Jo O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think that the volcano only closes due to low cloud or poor weather. You are informed before you leave your destination as the trip will be cancelled. People were walking up there but it is a long trek so take... More