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Vesuvio

80056, Naples, Italy
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“national park” (164 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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80056, Naples, Italy
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"mount vesuvius"
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"ticket office"
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Visited Vesuvius as part of a day tour which included Pompeii. It was approximately 30 mins steep climb to reach the top from the drop off point. Loose gravelly ground so decent walking shoes required really. When reaching the top there is a wooden structure...More

Thank leeherb18
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Reviewed today via mobile

We drove by car and parked at car park catching shuttle to ticket office €5 for parking €2 euros shuttle and then €10 euros entry to 1km walk up slope to summit where a free guide was available. Ticket office chap appeared not happy in...More

Thank 147ChrisB
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Reviewed today via mobile

After spending 10 euros/person even children more than 120 cm...(like an amusement park), don't expect to walk in a well-maintained park, wich is surprising considering the price (photo taken on the side of the road that leads at the park entrance)

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The drive up was not as good as I hoped due to the litter, grafitti and boarded up buildings. Not what I thought a National Park would be. Then reached the car park (€5) I'd read reviews saying there was a walk to the ticket...More

1  Thank Yorksgill
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here because it was included as part of a walking tour of the Amalfi Coast and might not otherwise have made the effort... but I am thrilled that we did. The walk to and around the crater was superb, you have to use...More

1  Thank LouisfromLondon
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite every agency trying to convince us that it is impossible to get to the entrance of the Vesuvio by car, it IS possible! In Pompei the agencies want to make you buy the ticket for the private buses. they cost 20-22 euros per person,...More

4  Thank jucus0616
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wasnt going to go up but after Herculaneum but as I went back to the train station, I noticed a group of people waiting near a bus to go to Vesuvius. I paid the €10 at the desk but declined the entry ticket €10,...More

Thank taffymhd1968
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is wonderful view you get from the top. Don't even consider not doing it. I would recommend that everyone take the Circumvesuviana from Garibaldi (naples' central station) to Pompeii (3,4 €) where you then take the EAV bus (3,1 €) from Pompeii to the...More

1  Thank Joachim A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Where do I start!! It was my sons birthday & this was his dream to visit both Pompei & Vesuvius- a birthday I think he will be spending at home next time!! Firstly it was so costly to do a bus tour from Rome to...More

1  Thank wawa2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Vesuvius with a friend a few days ago. We travelled by train from Napoli to Pompeii and took a bus from there. The bus stop is located a short walk from the Pompeii Scavi train station on the left. It's opposite the building...More

Thank Gráinne S
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VBAvon
17 July 2018|
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Response from Shreyansh182 | Reviewed this property |
If you just need entry, drive up to car park, park your car, pay 1e to go up by a group taxi, buy a 10e per person entry ticket right on site. Once done, just pay 1e pp to go back down to car park (about 2 km from ticket... More
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Tim B
6 July 2018|
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Response from Shreyansh182 | Reviewed this property |
First things first : you are indeed overdoing it... massively so. Time to Reach Naples from Rome is 2 hr. Read up on circumvesuviana network on wiki. You want to take that train directly to Vesuvius ...by going to ercolano... More
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BMEv
8 June 2018|
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Response from leila1986 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a lot of walking but certainly doable in a day and worth it. We did both in a day but booked a day trip (we used a company called City Tours and they were excellent) which included lunch and lots of interesting info... More
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