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Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)

Free admission
Via Palazzo del Principe

The basics

Mt. Vesuvius is easily seen from below, but a trip to the volcano itself provides the best understanding of the area and its impact on the region’s history. A hike up the mountain begins in Mount Vesuvius National Park, which has nine nature trails and allows for summit access. The crater’s lunar landscape is otherworldly, and the views are tough to beat. Many tours combine a visit to the area with a stop in Pompeii, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast.

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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
$126.77 per adult
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Wonderful tour
We had a wonderful day on this tour! The ruins were amazing. Our tour guide was wonderful. Highly recommend this tour!
Amy_M, Mar 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Naples

Visuvius And Pompeii
Gary_H, Mar 2023
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
A great day had by all great views and lots of history thank you. Great guides very knowledgeable and full of passion
What a fab day out from...
aoife_g, Mar 2023
Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
What a fab day out from start to finish. Organised brilliantly. Lots of scenery . Pompei was phenomenal and vesuvius was a great experience. Recommend . Tour guides were really well informed and helpful
Nathan_R, Mar 2023
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
Class tour was an amazing experience. Great to get to the top and see the views and be on top of a live volcano and Pompei was everything you expect and more. Amazing . Food was actually good too.
Helen_M, Mar 2023
Mt. Vesuvius (Tour+Transfer)
Fantastic, unique experience , not to be missed. Would highly recommend. Would suggest to enjoy fully, that you get a bit of fitness so that you enjoy rather than endure the hike to the top.
Best Pompeii Tour
hopebane, Feb 2023
Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
Our tour guide was amazing. You could tell she knew exactly what she was talking about and not just spouting off something memorized. She was so passionate about the history of Pompeii that it drew us all in and there was no time to be bored. I have already recommended this tour to friends and family.
Wonderful day tour!
Holly_L, Feb 2023
Pompeii, Herculaneum and wine experience on Mt Vesuvius with an archaeologist
Fabrizio was an excellent guide with abundant knowledge. He was always checking in to make sure we were happy with the pace of the tour. I would highly recommend this tour and guide!
We would die for our Pompeii tour guide.
Irene_K, Mar 2023
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
We had a great time with this tour! It was very easy to find our group, and it made going to and from Pompeii and Vesuvius a breeze. Pizza for lunch was good but not great, still got the job done after our Vesuvius hike. Our Pompeii tour guide was fantastic - both informative and entertaining. Our group had people in it that majored in history in college and people that hadn’t studied history since high school, and it was approved by all of us.
Pompeii and Vesuvius
Margaretta_M, Dec 2022
Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius and Wine Tour
Thank you first to Pippo who is an excellent driver. The transportation was perfect. Ornella is a terrific guide. She accommodated the needs of our family and is perfect for kids. Very engaging!
Margherita was a...
Elizabeth_G, Mar 2023
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
Margherita was a fantastic tour guide. She was also very informative. And kept my twins entertained by engaging with them throughout the tour. Our transportation was perfect. They were ready upon arrival and found us before we found them to check in. The drivers weren’t crazy.
Very good tour!
Wanchao_L, Nov 2022
Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Our tour guide is very professional. We got more than expected knowledge about Bompeii. He introduced the ruin in a brief and clear way. He remembers the details of the time the volcano erupted and the reason why so many people died.
Overall nice experience
SharonM_U, Oct 2022
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Full-Day Tour from Sorrento
Tour showed the highlights of Pompeii and the guide was great. Vesuvius was a nice hike with great views.
Tour guide was good and...
Jeff_H, Oct 2022
Half-Day Trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Tour guide was good and friendly Pick-up from agreed spot was on time and easy…. Very good trip and a great experience ….it did not disappoint ….
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Things to know before you go

  • Mt. Vesuvius is ideal for both outdoor lovers and history buffs.

  • Hiking is best suited for clear days when you can enjoy the views.

  • If you plan to hike, wear comfortable walking shoes. The paths are often dusty and rocky, so closed-toe shoes are best.

  • You can walk to the edge of the crater only with a certified guide.

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How to get there

Mount Vesuvius National Park is easily accessible from Naples via the Circumvesuviana train. The nearest stop is Herculaneum (Ercolano)—from there, the Busvia del Vesuvio takes you up the mountain. Alternatively, you can book private or guided tours, which provide transportation, crater access, and insight into the history and details of ancient life in the area.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

Though Mt. Vesuvius is open year-round, the best time to go is in the off-season from October to April. Crowds and temperatures rise during summer, which can get hectic in southern Italy. Spring and early fall provide the best times to avoid the area’s potential fog.

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The volcanic eruption of AD 79

It’s impossible to understand the impact that Mt. Vesuvius had on Italy without a visit to the nearby archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Though many people tragically died in the volcanic eruption, their villas, roads, public buildings, artworks, and ways of life remain largely intact in two of the world’s best-preserved ancient sites.

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