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Walk on the edge of the active volcanoin Naples, Italy

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Climb up to the crater of Vesuvius, once incinerated Pompeii and Herculaneum and walk along its edge.
How to walk on the edge of the active volcano in Naples
The most dangerous active volcano in Europe, which has taken thousands of lives and destroyed entire cities, attracts travelers every year to make an ascention to its crater.

How to do?

1. Rent a car or you can take a bus (Vesuvius is 15 kilometers from Naples).
2. You can get there by any transport only to a height of 1000 meters, then you have to go on foot (by the way, for a comfortable lift you will be offered a tracking sticks for only €1).
3. Pay for the entrance to the park and climb to the crater. (900 meters will take about 20 minutes to walk).
4. Look into the crater of the floating volcano, and if you're lucky and the sky are not shrouded, you will see an incredible view of Naples.

Where to do?

#2Vesuvius in NaplesVesuvius

One of the most dangerous active volcanoes on the planet. On its count are more than 50 eruptions and it can wake up at any moment.

Location: 15 km from Naples
Open hours: Works daily without days off and holidays: From January to December - from 9:00 am to 15:00 pm From March to October - from 09:00 am to 16:00 pm From April to September - from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm

How much?

Entrance to the park will cost €10 for adults and €8 for students. For children up to 8 years - free.

Tips and hints

Wear comfortable shoes, take a windbreaker and a bottle of water.


Guest20 April 2024

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