Located in the splendid Neapolitan bay, this impressive mountain is 1281 meters tall.
From an historical point of view, the 79 AD eruption is one of the most famous in the world; in those years Vesuvius was considered an inactive volcano, so much so that the growing city of Naples and its surroundings were inhabited by many citizens of the Roman Empire. The Plinian eruption caught everyone off guard, pouring huge quantities of pumice and ash into the surrounding areas in less than thirty hours!
Within the Vesuvius National Park, many activities are carried out to spread the culture and history of this unique place, in addition to research and conservation of animals and plants.
With the help of the Volcanological Guides, it is possible to walk on the edge of the crater between puffs of steam and fumaroles to admire the majesty of the Gran Cono and the infinite beauty of the panorama of the coast with the islands of Capri and Ischia.
On the south-western side, the numerous lava flows that reached the sea have enriched the soil with minerals, pumice stones and lapilli, making it fertile.
This guarantees the authentic conservation of the vineyards, and there are several excursions that combine the natural beauties of Vesuvius with the flavors of Campania.
How to get around
From the Circumvesuviana station of Pompei Villa dei Misteri, the EAV buses will lead you to the start of the path that leads to the crater.
Taxis or private shuttles leave from the Ercolano Scavi’ Circumvesuviana station
take the Herculaneum A3 motorway exit then take the SP144 to the parking lot located at an altitude of 800 meters.
Our concierge is at your disposal to organize a guided excursion that will allow you to have the insight details.
Private or shared tours are available, daily or by request, according to the time available.