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The Carter is the most-awaited destination most people are striving to arrive at. While it is quite a walk, the trails are not very intensive. The fastest way is by taking trail number 5 "il gran cono". It starts at 1000 meters, leaving you another 130 meters to head up to the top.
Mount Vesuvius is home to educational centers and observatories that offer insights into the volcanic activity and ongoing monitoring efforts.Interactive exhibits, educational displays, and knowledgeable staff contribute to a deeper understanding of the volcano and the importance of studying and mitigating volcanic risks.
The mountain is located within Vesuvius National Park, a protected area encompassing diverse ecosystems and landscapes. The park features lush greenery, sprawling vineyards, and picturesque hillsides.
This is a town situated at the footer of Mt. Vesuvius and to the north of Pompeii. The antiquarian and Villa Regina are the two must-visit sites at Boscoreale. While the antiquarian gives a glimpse into the countryside at Mt. Vesuvius, Villa Regina displays what villas looked like back in Ancient times.
Known in Italian as ”Borgo Mediavale di Casamale” it is basically a historical centre of the town Somma Vesuviana. It is the only medieval village within the perimeter of the Vesuvius National Park. This isolated village is popular for its oil lamps festival that takes place every four years.
Arrive Early: Ensure to arrive early to the designated meeting point as these tickets are strictly timed and dated.
Carry Refreshments: Make sure that you carry a bottle of water should you need it as there are no beverages and food included in this tour.
Dress Code: There is a compulsory dress code that needs to be followed. It is mandatory for visitors to cover their knees, shoulders and back before entering the venue.
Get Ready to Walk: there is quite a bit of walking on this tour and we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.
Avoid Heavy Bags: Do not carry any large baggage/suitcases as they will not be permitted inside the venue.
Yes. You can book Mount Vesuvius tickets online now. Ensure to book them in advance to get your preferred slot.
No, entry to Mount Vesuvius is not part of all Pompeii tours. You will have to book tickets that specifically provide access to this Pompeii volcano.
No. You would have to additionally purchase tickets online that provide access to the crater. You can select your preferred time slot to enter the crater.
No. You will have to purchase additional tickets to access the national park.
From November to February, the crater is open between 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM; during October and March, between 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM; between April to June and September, between 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM; during July and August, it is open from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
You can get to Mount Vesuvius either through the town of Pompeii or Herculaneum. You can choose to either drive down, use public transport, or opt for tickets that include return transfers.
It is located at 80044 Ottaviano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Google Map Directions.
Mount Vesuvius is 4,203 feet tall
Mount Vesuvius's last eruption was in March, 1944