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Visiting Mt. Vesuvius

 


Visiting Mt. Vesuvius:
 

  • by car:
    drive along the A3 Napoli - Salerno motorway to  Torre del Greco exit and continue following the sign for Mt. Vesuvius. You can see the permanent exhibition Creator Vesevo, church of the Holy Saviour, the old Vesuvius Observatory.

     

  • from Pompei: (1)
    from Piazza Anfiteatro, by Eavbus line Pompei-Vesuvio (*);
    from Circumvesuviana station of Pompei "Villa dei Misteri" by BusVia del Vesuvio service.

    (*): ticket price on http://www.unicocampania.it/


     

  • from Boscoreale: (2)
    from via Cifelli terminal, along the old Matrone Road by BusVia del Vesuvio service.
     

  • from Ercolano: (3)
    from Circumvesuviana station of Ercolano-Scavi, by bus and share taxi.

     

  • from Naples:
    from Piazza Piedigrotta, by Eavbus line Napoli-Vesuvio (*);
    from Capodichino airport to central station (Piazza Garibaldi) by bus, carry on with Circumvesuviana train (**) to Ercolano-Scavi, or Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri or Pompei (on foot to Piazza Anfiteatro) and then see point
    (1), (2) or (3).

    (*): ticket price on http://www.unicocampania.it/
    (**): Circumvesuviana schematic map

     

  • from Sorrento:
    by Circumvesuviana train (**) to Ercolano-Scavi, or Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri or Pompei (on foot to Piazza Anfiteatro) and then see point (1), (2) or (3).

    (**): Circumvesuviana schematic map

     

  • Access to the crater:
    The access to the crater is allowed, upon buying a ticket, accompanied by the local volcanological guides. No booking is necessary for visits to the crater. The ticket office is open all year round including Sundays and public holidays except, for safety reasons, during adverse weather conditions. The path is not suitable for less able visitors. From the car park at 1.000m starts a short trail 860 metres long, with 135 meters of gradient and an average slope of 14%. You will be over the west crater rim in about 15-20 minutes (1180 meters). The crater presents inside a cavity over 300 metres deep, a circumference of the crateral rim about 500 metres long. Visitors should bring suitable equipment for the altitude. Recommended: sunglasses, binoculars, camera.

    Please refer to the following links for opening hours, ticket prices and more information about the visit to Mt. Vesuvius:

    http://www.epnv.it/grancono/
    http://www.guidevesuvio.it/
     

 




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VISITING MT. VESUVIUS    THE VOLCANO    HISTORY AND ERUPTIONS    THE NATIONAL PARK
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