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How to arrive

By car

If you have a vehicle, you can reach Mt. Vesuvius going through the motorway A3 Napoli - Salerno till the exit Torre del Greco: Enlarge map

On the path, you can admire the permanent exhibition Creator Vesevo. You meet the Infopoint (see photo). When you meet the closed restaurant Zi' Rosa, turning right you can reach the historical Eremo hotel, the little churh of the Holy Saviour, the old and new Vesuvius Observatory. If you want to reach the crater, instead, you have to go straight on, but the road divides further: the right fork take to the ex-chair-lift (not more operating), where there is a pleasant bar with a sight-seeing terrace.


By train, bus and taxi

If you do not have a vehicle, you can reach Mt. Vesuvius by public transport. If you come from Capodichino airport, you need to take the bus for the central station (Piazza Garibaldi). If you come to Naples by FS trains, you need to stop to Napoli Centrale station, too. Here, you have to take the Circumvesuviana Railway, and reach Ercolano-Scavi station, where a taxi service is available. From Pompei or Naples (Piazza Piedigrotta) a bus service is avaible, until 1000 metres of altitude. You could try the Busvia del Vesuvio service, too.


Access to the crater

The access to the crater is allowed, upon buying a ticket, accompanied by the local volcanological guides. From the ticket office starts a short trail 860 metres long, with a drop of 135 metres and an average slope of 14%, which in about 15-20 minutes arrives on the west crater rim (1180 metres). The crater can be visited all the year, except when weather forecast aren't good. The crater presents inside a cavity over 300 metres deep, a circumference of the crateral rim about 500 metres long. The path continues among characteristic projections and briefly takes to the Capannuccia (1170 metres) and then to the highest point of Mt. Vesuvius (1281 metres). Shoes and dresses must be suitable for an excursion above 1000 metres of altitude on unpared terrain.

N.B. Some informations could vary without notice.
For more accurate and detailed information about the visit to Mt. Vesuvius, refer to the address, the official site of National Park of Vesuvius.

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