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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
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80056, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
2  Thank CoFaBu
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4  Thank JonathandaC
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Thank nbristow25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Making the climb up Vesuvio is not for the faint or those with bad legs or heart. But the reward when you arrive at the top of the one of the most famous and important volcanoes in the world let alone Europe will leave you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoeC2499
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to access the site today. We were stopped way before the parking lot by a police officer. There are debris on the road and they don't allow anybody to go up. Lots of tourist buses are turning around as well. This should be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Valérie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there Saturday after lunch and were stopped at the bottom of the hill because of repair works. We drove up anyway as all Italian cars simply ignored the guy. No issues at all, road was free. And the Italians jumped the fence and went...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tine75016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I drove to Mt Vesuvius from Pompeii in March 2018. It was a bit of a trek but really enjoyed it. We could see the some fumes coming out of the crate. However, make sure to go on a sunny day as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank divyakhanna123
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

20e to visit Vesuvio? OK, it's more expensive than tickets on internet but OK. The crater visit is closed? OK the advertising said the bus will go at 1000m.... Finally the bus stay at 450m during more than half an hour and we go back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank blaine79
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MattCapt75
18 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
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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.
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John B
17 October 2018|
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Response from ZornitsaSergeeva | Reviewed this property |
Well it rained today, 22 of October, so I doubt it opened.
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