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Mount Vesuvius, Naples
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The only active volcano on the European mainland, Mount Vesuvius 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. Make Mount Vesuvius a centerpiece of your Naples vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Naples travel itinerary maker.
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  • We mounted at about 10: 00 a.m. Vesuvius... arrived at a bend police stops you and makes you pay 5 euros to park your car on the side of the road. Not too late we didn't not walked long to retrieve a shuttle which will cost you €2 / person for 3 km while in fact there is less than 2 km to go (do walk? Why not but the road does offer no view). The shuttle drops you off at the ticket office, which will charge you € 10/person and even children who exceed 2 cm the height of 1, 20 m and attention they needed the cash payment to foreigners! The climb is then finally accessible medium difficulty with children between 6 and 8 years... show stunning.., 4 small shops selling souvenirs cheaper than elsewhere to bring something. The ride lasted 3 hours in total
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  • An adventure in Italy with the departure of the bus. The roads are narrow and forward to the Horn. A fis upstairs, small 3 km walk to a beautiful panorama with a superb sea view.
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  • Much has been done to the nature park but there is more to improve (car parks and information material-Fortunately the internet site is really well laid out). The view from the top is priceless, we obviously clear day and walking shoes. A bit of a pain to get to the top but yes it's definitely paid off by the Majesty of the place, from the colors of the rocks, by the sound of the wind ... great!
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