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Mount Vesuvius

Admire the view up the coast of Naples from this mountain summit and walk through the famous ruins of the lost city of Pompeii. 

Mount Vesuvius is a 4,000-foot (1,200-meter) high volcano six miles (nine kilometers) east of Naples. In ad 79, the volcano erupted, burying the town of Pompeii and killing thousands of people. Today, the area around the volcano is a national park. Explore the summit crater of Vesuvius and walk the cobblestoned streets of the lost city of Pompeii.

Climb to the summit of Vesuvius for an unbeatable view over Naples and the surrounding area. The walk up the mountain takes about 30 minutes and can be challenging, particularly in summer. The crater stretches 1,600 feet (500 meters) across and is 1,000 feet (300 meters) deep. Volcanic rock and patches of grass litter the ground inside the crater. Notice the steam gently rising from the ground, an indication of the heat below. The view out across the Italian coast makes for great photos.

The city of Pompeii sits five miles (eight kilometers) from Mount Vesuvius. The city was buried under 20 feet (6 meters) of ash after the ad 79 eruption. Thousands of people died, and the city was lost for 1,500 years. Today, the preserved area is a World Heritage Listed site and one of Italy’s most popular tourist attractions. Plaques and information boards explain the story of the eruption. See skeletons of people and animals as well as household items that were preserved by the heat and ash.

Mount Vesuvius is easily accessible from Naples. Driving takes about 40 minutes. The roads around Vesuvius can be narrow, winding and poorly signed, so use caution. There is a paid parking lot at the base of the mountain. Buses leave regularly from Piazza Piedigrotta and Piazza di Garibaldi in Naples. There are no restaurants on the mountain, but there are snack bars selling drinks.


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Hotel Forum $101
Hotel Forum

Hotel Forum

Via Roma 99/101, Pompei, NA
     
    4.6
    of 5, from 993 reviews
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    Located in the heart of Pompei, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pompeii Archaeological Park and Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei. Villa Poppaea and Mount Vesuvius are also within 16 mi (25 km). Pompei Station is 9 minutes by foot and Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri Train Station is 18 minutes.

    Resort Bosco De' Medici $91
    Resort Bosco De' Medici

    Resort Bosco De' Medici

    Via Antonio Segni, 43, Pompei, NA
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 226 reviews
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      Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Pompei Amphitheatre, Pompeii Archaeological Park, and Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei. Also nearby are House of the Vettii and Castellum Aquae. Pompei Station is 17 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Santa Caterina $54
      Hotel Santa Caterina

      Hotel Santa Caterina

      Via Vittorio Emanuele 4, Pompei, Campania NA
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 154 reviews
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        Located in the heart of Pompei, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei and Pompeii Archaeological Park. Pompeii Forum and House of the Faun are also within 2 mi (3 km). Pompei Station is 7 minutes by foot and Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri Train Station is 19 minutes.

        La Medusa Hotel & Boutique Spa $120
        La Medusa Hotel & Boutique Spa

        La Medusa Hotel & Boutique Spa

        Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 5, Castellammare di Stabia, NA
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 296 reviews
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          This family-friendly Castellammare di Stabia hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Villa Arianna, Villa San Marco, and Stabia Archaeological Site. Gulf of Naples is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Castellammare di Stabia Station is 22 minutes by foot.

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