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What is Mount Vesuvius?


Nestled on Italy's west coast, Mount Vesuvius is mainland Europe's only active volcano. It gained infamy for the catastrophic eruption in A.D. 79 that buried Pompeii and neighboring cities. Today, Mount Vesuvius National Park offers visitors a chance to explore the lush landscape, hike to the active crater, and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic view. Discover the captivating allure of this legendary volcano.

Why Visit Mount Vesuvius?

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  • Hiking and Adventure: Mount Vesuvius offers fantastic hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Climbing to the summit provides an exhilarating experience, with well-marked trails guiding you through volcanic landscapes and lava fields.
  • Educational Value: Exploring the volcano and its observatory can provide insights into the geology and volcanic activity of the region.
  • Natural Beauty: As an active volcano, Mount Vesuvius boasts a striking and dramatic landscape. The rugged terrain, volcanic craters, and panoramic views from the summit create a captivating setting for nature enthusiasts.
  • Historical Significance: Mount Vesuvius is renowned for its infamous eruption in 79 AD, which buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under volcanic ash and preserved them remarkably well.

Mount Vesuvius Tickets Explained

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Guided Tour

  • Get your tickets to a guided tour of Mount Vesuvius and explore more of the volcano, including specific viewpoints, craters, or trails that are otherwise inaccessible.
  • Knowledgeable tour guides who are well-versed in history, geology will share fascinating insights, answer your questions, and ensure that you make the most of your experience.

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Guided Day Tour of Vesuvius from Naples

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Round Trip Transfers

  • Round-trip tickets include transportation from a designated meeting point or a nearby city to the base of the volcano and back.
  • Round-trip tickets offer flexibility and peace of mind during your visit to Mount Vesuvius. These tickets usually include a specified return time, allowing you to plan your day accordingly.

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Mount Vesuvius Climb with Round-Trip Transfers from Pompeii or Naples

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E-Bike Tour

  • With a comfortable van pick-up from your hotel, you can relax and enjoy the journey to the starting point.
  • During the e-bike tour, you'll have the chance to walk around the crater of Mount Vesuvius and learn about the geology and history of the area from an English/Italian-speaking guide.

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Guided E-Bike Tour of Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento

Why Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets Online?

To make the most of your visit, booking your Mount Vesuvius tickets online presents a multitude of advantages. Convenience, secure bookings, and great deals await those who choose the digital path.

Convenience: With online booking, you can book a ticket easily and enjoy your tour without queuing up outside the venue.

Secure Bookings: Since online reservations are made in advance, you do not have to worry about missing your chance to visit the attraction. Your spot will be secured.

Great Deals: Online bookings offer great discounts on a variety of experiences. You will also find added features like guided tours and audio guides in different languages to make your experience personal and memorable.

What To See On A Mount Vesuvius Tour?

The Crater

The Crater

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.

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Educational Centers and Observatories

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.

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Scenic Natural Beauty

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.

Boscoreale

Boscoreale

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.

Medieval Village Casamale

Medieval Village Casamale

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.

Discovering Aspects Of Mount Vesuvius

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Geology

  • Mount Vesuvius is located at the Gulf of Naples in Italy.
  • It is said to be the only volcano to have erupted in the last 100 years on the European mainland and was created due to a clash of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates around 25,000 years ago.
  • This Pompeii volcano grew in and is seated in the crater of the Mount Somma volcano.
  • Vesuvius is considered to be a volatile volcano due to the presence of andesite, a volcanic rock that creates a particularly dangerous type of lava that leads to unpredictable and harmful eruptions.
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Eruption

  • The most widely-studied Mount Vesuvius eruption is from back in 79 AD when the volcano erupted and ravaged the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • The eruption spewed a massive cloud of gases and tephra, along with pumice, molten rock and hot ash, up to about 33 km in air.
  • Scientific inquiries estimate that about 1.5 million tons of volcanic lava spewed out per second, creating unparalleled thermal energy approximately 100,000 times more dangerous than the World War II bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • History has recorded about eight occurrences of major eruptions over the last 17,000 years.
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Destruction

  • According to recordings in history, the volcanic eruption lasted for about two days; previously, signs of smoke and minor fissures went largely unnoticed by the population since minor tremors were common in the region of Campania.
  • While the exact number of casualties is unknown, it is believed that almost the entire population of 20,000 citizens between the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, were killed.
  • The rapid pace at which the lava and volcanic debris moved through the small towns left no chance of survival
  • This incident is said to have completely changed the region’s coastline landscape. 

Plan Your Visit To Mount Vesuvius

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Italian cuisines
  • Catania del Vesuvio - At the volcano foothills, you will find the 30-acre vineyard with great organic wines. They serve lunch that includes traditional pasta and meat dishes
  • Ristorante Kona - Located in Herculaneum, this restaurant serves mouthwatering dishes for lunch and dinner. Sunset hours would be the best time to enjoy the amazing views of the Bay of Naples.
  • Cantina Aragona - For all Pizza lovers out there, Cantina Aragona is the place for you. Situated in Somma Vesuviana offers something for everything.
  • Villa Giovanna Pizzeria E Ristorante - Situated just 2 miles from the park, this restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisines.
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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.

Around Mount Vesuvius

Around Mount Vesuvius

  • Pompeii - Located at the base of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii is an ancient Roman city that was buried and preserved by volcanic ash from the 79 AD eruption.
  • Herculaneum - Visitors can explore the remarkably preserved buildings of Herculaneum, including homes with intricate mosaics, and gain insight into the affluent lifestyle of the ancient Roman elite.
  • Sorrento- From Sorrento, you can enjoy panoramic vistas of the bay, visit beautiful beaches, and explore the charming narrow streets lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Amalfi Coast: Just a short drive from Mount Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast is a breathtaking stretch of coastline renowned for its scenic beauty.

All Your Questions Answered About Mount Vesuvius Tickets

Are Mount Vesuvius tickets available?

Yes. You can book Mount Vesuvius tickets online now. Ensure to book them in advance to get your preferred slot. 

Are Mount Vesuvius tickets included in Pompeii tours?

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. 

Is access to the crater included in my tour of Mount Vesuvius?

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.   

Can I enter Vesuvius National Park for free?

No. You will have to purchase additional tickets to access the national park. 

What time can I visit the crater of Mount Vesuvius?

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. 

How do I get to Mount Vesuvius?

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. 

Where is Mount Vesuvius located?

It is located at 80044 Ottaviano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Google Map Directions

How tall is Mount Vesuvius?

Mount Vesuvius is 4,203 feet tall

When was Mount Vesuvius's last eruption?

Mount Vesuvius's last eruption was in March, 1944