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Vesuvio National Park, Naples

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  • My family and I went diving on a beautiful day of walking and breathtaking in the Vesuvius National Park. Highly recommend to anyone who can do it walking from the parking lot to the top so you can really get in touch with the secret beauty of this wonderful place, charming and mysterious nature, the slow flow of sunlight in the mountains and forests with the passing of the hours, the sounds and silences that surround each step towards the Summit. All of this is inevitably lost by accepting the service of shuttle, which leads from the car park at the beginning of the path. After paying less than five euros for parking, can't we just felt to give more money to what had every appearance of being (and that, reading the other reviews, it actually was) a poor service. One euro for transport could also be a fair price, but going on foot we could see too well as they ran dangerously on the road ... in hindsight, there I could still be free either. Also parking (for which, I repeat, we spent less than five euros) was terribly disorganized: just a long line of cars that almost did not end more, we found ourselves practically across the mountain. I totally understand why so many people have chosen to take the shuttle, but since we were all young and healthy, we did not want to further contribute to what seemed like just a bad system to steal some extra cash. I understand the need to have this system for the protection of the Park from the pollution of cars, but the price was too high and the organization virtually absent. One point less for the mediocrity of the service. That said, the walk, though much longer than expected, was among the finest we've ever traveled. You have to follow the road because the actual Park you can not cross, but in some ways this works to the advantage of the attraction (there is a kind of primordial mystery in those trees, those rocks and dragonflies that would be a shame to reveal). Also, it's nice to see a space that is truly untouched by man. Nature buy a charm and beauty more than would ever have been if there had been a thousand paths traversed by many groups with guides and souvenir shops every 100 metres. The loneliness in which we were immersed it has filled my heart with love. It was a really great visit.
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  • Amazing experience. We drove as far up the wine could and parked the car. From there we went the rest of the way up, not far to go. Easy going. Well organized and labeled. Wonderful view over Naples on the way up. Extraordinary crater, Naples, Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento coasts from the top. Plenty of room at the top. Peaceful and quiet at the top. A little magical. Great organized and nice that we could walk around nearly half of the crater. A great experience and a great memory for life. Recommended indeed.
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  • The Vesuvius National Park includes, in addition to the path to the crater, trails of varying difficulty. Mount Vesuvius is the vesuvian Observatory Museum. The visit to the crater is expensive and has little care, the other paths are free (at least they were before as well as the Observatory Museum). At the top it's cooler and should not going if it is cloudy there (maybe there is still a contact to inquire). The last part has to be done on foot crater. Nice views, suggestions, interesting to see monte Somma, former volcano but shame about the kind of bathrooms (I don't know if there are in addition to the paths for the crater), for transport (there are public and private bus lines that give or gave no time or you go by car). Shame about various problems.
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  • The views of the city are pretty good but not the best climb view / experience combo. I would include some time at the top for a drink where you can get a small wine bottle for 5 euro. Oddly you have to pay 10 euro to get in then port-a-potties are still 50 cent? That makes me want to go 3 stars
  • Wow. Pretty amazing stuff. Well worth the visit and climb to the top. The views are amazing as well. You can see all of Naples and all the way to Sorrento. A must visit for those in Naples and the surrounding area.
  • Another poorly run National Site. If in the area, great to tick it off the list of things you have done. But come on Italy you can do better. Only reason I really enjoyed it, was for two reasons, first I was riding and it was a challenging 10km climb, second the views from the top are spectacular, but not sure it's worth paying for the last part of the climb.
  • Really great! Worth it if your physically fit enough. Coach/bus/taxi will drop you off as close as they are allowed and then you walk/hike/crawl crying to the top. The day we went it was covered in cloud so not much of a view but still worth it once you get to the top. Be warned it is a VERY steep climb and not best suited for some as it's like walking on sand with rocks to trip up on and going down is probably just as hard as going up!
  • VERY pricey (5 for parking + 10 euro for each person), but a once in a lifetime experience. Spectacular views from the top of Vesuvio! It's a bit of a treck up the mountain so wear proper shoes!