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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 2 days ago via mobile

Coming here was first one the list when we visited Naples, our first time in Italy! We didn't book anything in advance but we found it easy enough to arrange once we arrived. We stayed in Erculano for a few nights and found the tourist...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank O6743VYvictorias
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the EAV Bus in Pompeii costing 3.10 euros each way. The bus journey on it's own was worth it, Expert driver taking the windy roads up the volcano. We stopped to buy the entrance ticket (10 Euros each) and then drove a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank chrisbaillie10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the public bus that cost 3.1€ one way to the top. Unfortunately it was closed due to high winds. The entrance cost 10€ which we didn’t pay because it was closed. So we only did a tour with the public bus. The view...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank faniskal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They should better advertise when the entrance is closed before arriving to the top. I tried to visit the Vesuvio twice both of them was closed. The area around there very poorly maintained.very sad

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Vimb1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bus arrived just as we got to the bus stop and we jumped on happily. The driver said we should pay at the end. When we got to about 10 kms from the top the driver stopped and said we could take pics as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JuliaV1893
Reviewed 16 January 2019

A little too expensive but definitely worth it. It is a very nice feeling climbing an active volcano. I hope someday I will visit it again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VitalijaSun
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

There was no indication anywhere that the top of Vesuvius was closed until we got to Pompeii and actually asked the people running the main bus company. That said, other companies still tried to sell us tickets to a closed site. Apparently debris in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank CoFaBu
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Well I read all the reviews and websites that said the crater-path ticket office is closed right now as is the Strada Mattrone hiking path. But I don’t take no for an answer very easily... I first went to Strada Mattrone’s trailhead located next door...More

Date of experience: January 2019
11  Thank JonathandaC
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Reserve a sunny day for your visit if you can. On a cloudy day there is not much to see. You need good shoes to go up to the top. The road has loose stony layer which may be slippery on the wet season. Of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PerttiHar
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

We knew this would be a highlight of our holiday and despite the heat and the challenge of the climb, the view was well-with the wait. It’s an incredibly powerful feeling and it’s beautiful to look over the bay of Naples and see the islands...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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17 February 2019|
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Response from chrisbaillie10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I don't think so. We took the bus and it stopped at the ticket office, we jumped off and bought the tickets and then got back on the bus for a short drive to the entrance. You can buy a tour which would include the... More
1 February 2019|
Response from W3713CXjamesd | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October so you should be fine. Nice weather at that time of year; not too hot.
19 November 2018|
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Response from L9821UEmartins | Reviewed this property |
The mountain guides can shut off the tracks to the summit when that think it’s not safe. I’m not sure who they inform I think it’s pot luck depending on the weather