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Vesuvio, Naples

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The only active volcano on the European mainland, Vesuvio is best known for its dramatic eruption in 79 CE, which led to the destruction of ancient cities Herculaneum and Pompeii. The volcano is now the centerpiece of a national park, established in 1995 to prevent further development in the area. The summit of the volcano is open to visitors, with a network of well-maintained paths around the mountain. An access road can get you to about 200 m (660 ft) from the summit (measured vertically), but after that access is on foot only. A spiral walkway leads up the final section of the climb, from the road to the rim of the crater. On a sunny day, you'll have sweeping views of the surrounding area, stretching all the way to the Bay of Naples. Work out when and for how long to visit Vesuvio and other Naples attractions using our handy Naples trip itinerary website .
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  • Climb Mount Vesuvius, place truly charming and at the same time. Ideal x take a walk with friends or family, landscape and day from top
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  • Lucky with the weather, incredible! Climbed to the top of Mount Vesuvius. And scary and beautiful at the same time! I am in awe!
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  • ... on the day on which we wanted to Mount Vesuvius, this was closed unfortunately due to too much wind and we could go only up to the "terminus" by bus. There it quickly get off, take one/two pictures, a Limoncello drink back to the bus and go. Unfortunately, we forgot our bus driver and las we invigorated a Limoncello from the kiosk came, we could see only the taillights from our bus. Now was good advice expensive, how come we again to Naples in??? First one limoncello and a Meloncello and still a limoncello. After a while an another bus came and here we could persuade the driver with to Naples to take to... This was an anecdote, as a Reisebreicht, now more but what heck...
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