Vesuvio National Park, Naples

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Vesuvius National Park is an Italian national park centered on the active volcano Vesuvius, southeast from Naples. The park was founded in June 5, 1995 and covers an area of around 135 square kilometers all located within the Province of Naples.It is centered on the active volcano and its most ancient crater, Monte Somma. It houses 612 vegetable species and 227 wildlife ones.
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  • We were lucky, in spite of the fall season, the weather was bello.la Tour is interesting and unique and stunning landscape. you pay for parking, a small minivan with euro leads to biglietteria.poi walk and there is a nice guide that accompanies and provides all the explanations.
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  • Vesuvius ~ heritage and symbol of the beautiful city of Naples! That stands for well 1 400 m high! accessible by car, bus. Has a parking area as €5, of course. And from there you can proceed or walk to the entrance of the site or with the aid of a shuttle at the modest cost of 1 euro per person. The entrance to the Park costs €10 ... You a beating! But once at the top ... You will feel rewarded both physical and monetary effort! A panorama priceless! My average rating val Especially for services. Offered ... That is unfortunately very little as well as the toilets are scarce. So you have a little haphazard.
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  • I find really scandalous handling this park ... We start from the parking lot: individuals of which I have not verified "ente", force you to park at a fee in several kilometres from the beginning of the Park. But don't worry, you can always choose to pay the ticket for the shuttle that runs on ... with us were not lucky, because we're young and we had a nice walk uphill, during which we could "enjoy" sight of what remains after the fire, but also noted several parking lots with blue stripes. Too bad that those subjects they prevented from using them. Finally arrived at the box office, we find that the cost of a ticket is 10 euros, there are discounts for seniors (but at least we are young), and that a bathroom free of charge we would, but it is closed. But don't panic! You can always enjoy the use of a chemical bath at the modest sum of one euro. And there's another subject, which again I haven't found "the entity" membership that also releases a receipt! (?) Once again we haven't got our money because we're young and bladder helps us. I don't let the minimum rating, just because our guide was useful, and also very nice. That I think belonged to the Park Authority. And I send a caress to dessert "Stikky, who escorted us in our tour ❤ ❤ ❤
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  • Great views and walks at the top of this site. The drive up to the car park is itself a feat, with some very twisty, high gradient stretches. Perfect for torturing a rental car. One thing to note is the gutters in the gravel car park at the top, which did a good job of detaching the front bumper from our vehicle. Other than that the site is well kept. Staff are also very good at ensuring everyone is out of the park at closing times.
  • Incredible experience, we went without a tour and everything was very organized. You park your car and pay for parking on the road 5€. You can walk I 2 km or pay 2€ for a bus to take you to the ticket area, after you purchase your ticket you walk and start making your way up to the crater, you will walk on paths filled with lava stone and crystal particles that will shine your path to the top. There are little shops at the start and others on the way to the top. The best ones are at the start. Actually the first shop there was the best, he was kind, gave us a great price and showed us how his whole family worked on their enterprise. Wear comfort shoes.
  • Obligation of parking your car 2km away from the ticket office. €5 for the privilege. Another €1 each if you want to take a taxi up to the entrance instead of walking (if you have to park and pay at such a distance I would expect a shuttle of some kind to be included). €10 entrance per person is a little high...perhaps if there was a cable car one might expect to pay this for the privilege of not using your legs. If you want to use the lovely portaloos outside the entrance you should pay 1€ for toilet roll...all about the money. No service for what you pay at all.
  • When visiting Vesuvio, you need to consider that you'll hike up a mountain. Be sure to bring good store shoes, warm clothes and an appetite for work out. You'll be rewarded with an active crater (no lava but sulfuric fumes) and if the weather permits, also a stunning view. Getting up there, however, can be a challenge trying to single out honest tour operators.
  • Unfortunately didn’t see much of the park as we were on tour to the top of the volcano. The path to the top of the volcano is a little steep and loose under foot. Easy enough for most although not for suitable for a wheelchair user. That said the walk is well worth it, great views and you are after all on top of a volcano 🌋

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