Mount Vesuvius Opening Hours | Best Time to Visit
Mount Vesuvius Opening Hours
- January-February-November-December: 9 AM to 3 PM
- March to October: 9 AM to 4 PM
- April-May-June-September: 9 AM to 5 PM
- July-August: 9 AM to 6 PM
The volcano can also be closed to visitors during periods of high volcanic activity or bad weather.
Best Time To Visit Mount Vesuvius
High Season vs. Low Season
Peak season: April to September
Low season: October to March
During the high season (April to September), the weather is generally pleasant and warmer, offering excellent visibility of the surroundings and the bay of Naples. However, this period also comes with larger crowds and longer queues, as it's the peak time for tourists. Accommodation and travel costs tend to be higher due to the increased demand.
On the other hand, the low season (October to March) provides a quieter and more relaxed visit. With fewer crowds during the low season, you'll have more space and tranquility to appreciate the natural beauty of Mount Vesuvius. Moreover, accommodation and travel costs are typically lower during this time, making it a budget-friendly option.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mount Vesuvius Opening Hours
The opening hours of Mount Vesuvius can vary depending on the season and weather conditions. Generally, the volcano is open to visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM, with the last entrance allowed at 3 PM.
Mount Vesuvius is open to visitors all year round, except for some periods when the volcano is closed due to high volcanic activity or bad weather.
Yes, while Mount Vesuvius is open all year round, your visit during winter months can be affected by factors like visibility and fogging.
Mount Vesuvius is rarely closed, but there may be some days when the volcano is closed due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances
No, Mount Vesuvius is not open to visitors at night. The volcano is only open during daylight hours, usually from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Yes, Mount Vesuvius remains open on public holidays for visitors.
Yes, there are some restrictions on visiting Mount Vesuviu. It's important to follow all safety guidelines while on the volcano.
The opening hours throughout the season remain January-February-November-December: 9 AM to 3 PM, March to October: 9 AM to 4 PM, April-May-June-September: 9 AM to 5 PM, July-August: 9 AM to 6 PM