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Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

Mount Vesuvius

Book Mount Vesuvius Tickets & Tours

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Mount Vesuvius Climb with Transport from Pompeii & On-Site Guide

Mount Vesuvius Climb with Transport from Pompeii & On-Site Guide

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€37
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Embark on an unforgettable guided tour to one of the most famous and dangerous volcanoes in the world.
  • Board an elegant minivan in Pompeii and make your way to Vesuvius.
  • Pass by the impressive Vesuvian Observatory, the oldest volcanological monitoring center in the world.
  • Upgrade your ticket to take advantage of the volcanological guide service provided by the Vesuvius National Park at the Crater.
  • Hike up to the top of the crater with your expert guide, as you admire breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples and the immense Campania hinterland.
  • At the top, incredible photo opportunities await as you get to peer inside the vast crater.

This ticket has the following options to choose from.

  • Mount Vesuvius Climb + Transfers from Pompeii
  • Mount Vesuvius Climb with Guide + Transfers from Pompeii
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or guests with limited mobility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Guided Day Tour of Vesuvius from Naples

Guided Day Tour of Vesuvius from Naples

€60
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
4 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Travel from Naples to the infamous Mount Vesuvius and enjoy a pleasant roundtrip journey between the two locations.
  • From your multilingual guide, learn about important historical and geographical details, including how the legendary Mount Vesuvius volcanic explosion devastated the significant city of Pompeii.
  • Take your time visiting the beautiful locations surrounding the active mountain, which is expected to erupt at any moment, and take many images because the majority of the landscape has altered over time.
  • Tip: For the most comfortable experience bring your hiking kit along.
  • Dress according to the weather and put on comfortable hiking shoes as this experience requires medium to difficult hiking.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Day Trip to Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius or Naples from Rome

Day Trip to Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius or Naples from Rome

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€129
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
11 hr. - 13 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Gather in cozy groups of 25 people or less and set off to the magical town of Pompeii in an air-conditioned bus from Rome.
  • Next, go past ticketing queues and enter the mystical town of Pompeii. Walk through the half-buried city enveloped in ash and rubble, exploring it at your own pace.
  • Next, visit the ridge of the crater of the mighty volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, responsible for wiping Pompeii off the world map.
  • Your tour of Mount Vesuvius may get replaced with a visit to the city of Naples if bad weather impedes.
  • Day Trip to Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Rome
  • Day Trip to Pompeii & Naples from Rome
  • Tip: As you trek up Mt. Vesuvius, look out on your right for fascinating views of the Bay of Naples, and on your left for the caldera or volcanic crater.
  • From the end of November to the end of March, guests can, instead of visiting Mt. Vesuvius, drive a short way to Naples and visit the beautiful 'city by the bay'.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Temperatures on the Volcano may be a bit lower than temperatures on the ground, a sweater or light jacket is recommended, especially outside of the summer months.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

What is Mount Vesuvius?


Mount Vesuvius located on the west coast of Italy is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is classed as a complex stratovolcano, as it typically involves explosive eruptions as well as pyroclastic flows. Mount Vesuvius is widely known for the eruption that occurred in A.D. 79 that destroyed the entire Pompeii region along with a few other neighbouring cities. The city remained buried for almost 1700 years until the 18th century in 1748 when they were discovered by archaeologists.

Mount Vesuvius Today

Major excavations began around 1748 when explorers discovered an almost untouched town, preserved underneath the volcanic ashes. Since then, the region has expanded to accommodate historians and archaeologists, along with a sizeable tourist population each year. The Mount Vesuvius National Park was inaugurated and is open to the public.

Visitors not only get an excellent vantage point of the volcano from this park but can explore its lush green landscape as well. Several different pathways and trails have been maintained for the exploration of the region’s biodiversity. An added adventurous activity is the hike right up to the crater that rests on a currently active volcano! The panoramic view from the top is simply breathtaking and absolutely worth a visit.  

Why Visit Mount Vesuvius

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  • Mount Vesuvius is one of the best-known volcanoes in the world. Towering over the Bay of Naples, it is a must-do activity during your visit to Italy.
  • Widely recognised for the eruption in AD 79 that destroyed Pompeii and left it frozen for centuries, the land is home to an abundance of history.
  • Discover ruins that have been preserved remarkably well for an unforgettable experience.
  • Hike around Mount Vesuvius' massive crater located just 6 miles from Naples to witness the breathtaking view of the region.
  • The views from the top are worth the trip - the entire Gulf of Naples opens up before you, from Sorrento to Salerno with the islands of Procida and Ischia in the range.

Mount Vesuvius Tickets Explained

Mount Vesuvius Tickets

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

  • Visit one of Rome's most famous archaeological sites, the striking city of Pompeii with an English-speaking tour guide.
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers on an air-conditioned bus and the guidance of a tour leader. Please note: Groups will be no larger than 24 people.
  • Get escorted to the entrance of the site, post which you can absorb the beauty at your own pace
  • Visit the world's most dangerous volcano, Mt. Vesuvius that wiped Pompeii off the map altogether
  • In case of inclement weather conditions, your visit to Mt. Vesuvius will be replaced with a visit to Naples.

    Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Mount Vesuvius Tour Highlights

The Crater

The Crater

The Carter is the most-awaited destination most people are striving to arrive at. While it is quite a walk, the trails are not very intensive. The fastest way is by taking trail number 5 "il gran cono". It starts at 1000 meters, leaving you another 130 meters to head up to the top.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Witness the iconic Pompeii - the city that was once destroyed and rediscovered after centuries. Pompeii was an upcoming port city in the Ancient Roman Empire. However, the city's fate changed with the 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius volcanic eruption that literally wiped out the entire region!

Herculaneum

Herculaneum

Herculaneum is the lesser-known sister to Pompeii. Herculaneum was also among the cities that got destroyed through the volcanic eruption. This little town got unfold later by accident in 1709. Today, it is listed with Pompeii as an UNESCO world heritage site.

Boscoreale

Boscoreale

This is a town situated at the footer of Mt. Vesuvius and to the north of Pompeii. The antiquarian and Villa Regina are the two must-visit sites at Boscoreale. While the antiquarian gives a glimpse into the countryside at Mt. Vesuvius, Villa Regina displays what villas looked like back in Ancient times.

Medieval Village Casamale

Medieval Village Casamale

Known in Italian as ”Borgo Mediavale di Casamale” it is basically a historical centre of the town Somma Vesuviana. It is the only medieval village within the perimeter of the Vesuvius National Park. This isolated village is popular for its oil lamps festival that takes place every four years.

Mount Vesuvius at a Glance

Pliny the Younger was the only known survivor of the eruption. At the age of 18, he wrote a couple of letters to Tacitus, a Roman historian. He was located about 30 km from the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, across the Bay of Naples, when he recorded the visuals of the eruption.

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Geology

  • Mount Vesuvius is located at the Gulf of Naples in Italy.
  • It is said to be the only volcano to have erupted in the last 100 years on the European mainland and was created due to a clash of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates around 25,000 years ago.
  • This Pompeii volcano grew in and is seated in the crater of the Mount Somma volcano.
  • Vesuvius is considered to be a volatile volcano due to the presence of andesite, a volcanic rock that creates a particularly dangerous type of lava that leads to unpredictable and harmful eruptions.
  • History has recorded about eight occurrences of major eruptions over the last 17,000 years. 
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Eruption

  • The most widely-studied Mount Vesuvius eruption is from back in 79 AD when the volcano erupted and ravaged the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • The eruption spewed a massive cloud of gases and tephra, along with pumice, molten rock and hot ash, up to about 33 km in air.
  • Scientific inquiries estimate that about 1.5 million tons of volcanic lava spewed out per second, creating unparalleled thermal energy approximately 100,000 times more dangerous than the World War II bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • The cloud of energy was said to be so deadly that it penetrated beyond the atmosphere, into the stratosphere. The small towns around were, as a result, completely buried by a blanket of deposit and ash. 
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Destruction

  • According to recordings in history, the volcanic eruption lasted for about two days; previously, signs of smoke and minor fissures went largely unnoticed by the population since minor tremors were common in the region of Campania.
  • While the exact number of casualties is unknown, it is believed that almost the entire population of 20,000 citizens between the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, were killed.
  • The rapid pace at which the lava and volcanic debris moved through the small towns left no chance of survival; even the largest structures were flattened, while the citizens were instantly incinerated or choked to death due to suffocation.
  • This incident is said to have completely changed the region’s coastline landscape. 

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours
Getting There
Visitor Tips
Things to do Nearby
What to Eat
Mount Vesuvius

Timings

While you can visit Mount Vesuvius National Park according to your own convenience, keep in mind that its crater can only be visited during specific hours. If you plan to visit the crater, book your Pompeii tickets according to the crater's visiting hours.

Opening hours:
November to February: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
March, October: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
April, May, June, September: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
July & August: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Mount Vesuvius Location

Mount Vesuvius Address: 80044 Ottaviano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy.
Google Map Directions.

  • The easiest way to get to Mount Vesuvius is by opting for Pompeii tickets & tours that include return transfers. This way, you will be picked up and dropped back to your hotel and you can comfortably tour Pompeii and visit Mount Vesuvius without worrying about the hassle of planning the commute.
  • You can also get to Mount Vesuvius using public transport options like the bus. Hop onto the Vesuvio Express Bus from your closest location; a bus leaves every 40 minutes to the mountain. If you plan to drive down, you can park at the lower parking space, from where you can hike up to the top.
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Visitor Information

Arrive Early: Ensure to arrive early to the designated meeting point as these tickets are strictly timed and dated.
Carry Refreshments: Make sure that you carry a bottle of water should you need it as there are no beverages and food included in this tour.
Dress Code: There is a compulsory dress code that needs to be followed. It is mandatory for visitors to cover their knees, shoulders and back before entering the venue.
Get Ready to Walk: there is quite a bit of walking on this tour and we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.
Avoid Heavy Bags: Do not carry any large baggage/suitcases as they will not be permitted inside the venue.

Around Mount Vesuvius

Around Mount Vesuvius

  • Naples National Archeological Museum - Discover the Italian archaeological museum to unfold ancient Roman remains.
  • Castel Nuovo - It is a medieval castle located in front of Piazza Municipio and is one of the main architectural landmarks of the city.
  • Ovo Castle - Witness the seaside castle in Naples, located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy.
  • San Carlo Theatre - The theatre of San Carlo is one of the more famous and prestigious opera houses in the world. It is the oldest opera house in Europe.
  • Royal Palace of Naples - Head down to this palace, a historical tourist destination located in central Naples to explore the history and stunning architecture.

Dining Around Mount Vesuvius

Dining Around Mount Vesuvius

  • Catania del Vesuvio - At the volcano foothills, you will find the 30-acre vineyard with great organic wines. They serve lunch that includes traditional pasta and meat dishes
  • Ristorante Kona - Located in Herculaneum, this restaurant serves mouthwatering dishes for lunch and dinner. Sunset hours would be the best time to enjoy the amazing views of the Bay of Naples.
  • Cantina Aragona - For all Pizza lovers out there, Cantina Aragona is the place for you. Situated in Somma Vesuviana offers something for everything.
  • Villa Giovanna Pizzeria E Ristorante - Situated just 2 miles from the park, this restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisines.

Mount Vesuvius Facts

  • Mount Vesuvius, situated in Campania, Italy is 4,203 feet tall.
  • Mount Vesuvius is known for the eruption that took place in 79 AD that buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum along with other small towns.
  • Only two-thirds of the city of Pompeii and even less of neighbouring Herculaneum has been excavated. The rest is left uncovered for many years to preserve the remnants of the ancient cities.
  • The eruption in AD 79 emitted ash, mud and rocks burying the victims under thick layers of ash. Most of the victims died instantly of extreme heat as the temperatures rose up to 300°C and more.
  • The eruption released thermal energy that was a hundred thousand times more than the Hiroshima bombing. The remains of 1,500 people have been found, however, the exact number of casualties is still unknown.
  • Before the eruption, the Mount Vesuvius area witnessed series of earthquakes. The most devastating of these earthquakes happened in 62 AD.
  • Mount Vesuvius is formed of 2 volcanoes. Mount Vesuvius and Mount Somma.
  • Mount Vesuvius' volcanic soil is fantastic for plant growth. Red grape, white grape, tomatoes are some of their best organic produce.
  • The last Mount Vesuvius eruption occurred in March 1944.
  • Mount Vesuvius is amongst the most dangerous and active volcanoes in the world. Though it is unsure when will the next eruption happen, it is certain that it will be big.

All Your Questions Answered About Mount Vesuvius Tickets

Are Mount Vesuvius tickets available?

Yes. You can book Mount Vesuvius tickets online now. Ensure to book them in advance to get your preferred slot. 

Are Mount Vesuvius tickets included in Pompeii tours?

No, entry to Mount Vesuvius is not part of all Pompeii tours. You will have to book tickets that specifically provide access to this Pompeii volcano. 

Is access to the crater included in my tour of Mount Vesuvius?

No. You would have to additionally purchase tickets online that provide access to the crater. You can select your preferred time slot to enter the crater.   

Can I enter Vesuvius National Park for free?

No. You will have to purchase additional tickets to access the national park. 

What time can I visit the crater of Mount Vesuvius?

From November to February, the crater is open between 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM; during October and March, between 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM; between April to June and September, between 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM; during July and August, it is open from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM. 

How do I get to Mount Vesuvius?

You can get to Mount Vesuvius either through the town of Pompeii or Herculaneum. You can choose to either drive down, use public transport, or opt for tickets that include return transfers. 

Where is Mount Vesuvius located?

It is located at 80044 Ottaviano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Google Map Directions

How tall is Mount Vesuvius?

Mount Vesuvius is 4,203 feet tall

When was Mount Vesuvius's last eruption?

Mount Vesuvius's last eruption was in March, 1944

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