Mount Vesuvius (Naples, Italy) Reviews
Newest Review: ... party of English and German tourists. As we go near the volcano, our excitement grew, as we saw the sheer scale of the thing. It is 4202 ft high currently. The coach drove along the road that wound up the volcano, explaining that many people live on the slopes of the volcano, although they can't get their houses insured! The soil is very fertile, and many people grow grapes to make wine. About half way up the volcano, we got out of the coach. To my shock and amazement, there was a restaurant half way up the volcano! We sat and enjoyed a hearty chicken dinner, while trying to suspend our disbelief at the location! It wouldn't surprise me i... more
Customer Mount Vesuvius (Naples, Italy) Reviews (3)
by - written on 30/03/10 (Very useful, 135 readings)
Following my hotel review of our Italy holiday, I thought I would continue the theme and review the amazing experience of climbing to the top of Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii. Vesuvius is located in the Bay of Naples, about 6 miles east of Naples. It is visible from a wide distance, and when we stayed in Sorrento, we could see this majestic volcano from our hotel balcony. It is a bit scary really, knowing that the volcano is there, and it could errupt any time soon, but that didn't stop us from wanting to climb it. We booked a coach trip from the hotel, and we were in a mixed party of English ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/12/09 (Very useful, 78 readings)
When we had an enjoyable holiday in Sorrento one of the must see things on our list was Vesuvious the famous volcano responsible for the demise of Pompeii and the thing that dominates the skyline above Naples We combined our visit to Vesuvius with an afternoon visit to Pompeii and it makes an enjoyable day out. We travelled by coach from Sorrento which takes about an hour and it is certainly a winding road up to the summit that I would not want to drive myself. You cannot drive to the summit but do have to complete a fairly steep winding twenty five minute walk of about 1.5km however it is pretty stable under foot and tarmac so it is very manigable ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/11/09 (Useful, 47 readings)
Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano that is situated to the east of Naples in Italy. The volcano that looks down onto the ancient city of Pompeii (Pompeii along with Herculaneum were the two roman cities that suffered up to 25,000 fatalities collectively due to the ash of the volcano suffocating them making this the most famous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD) is the only volcano on European mainland to have erupted in the last 100 years making this arguably the most dangerous volcano in the world. My one and only experience of Vesuvius was when I was twelve and our family decided to visit the site of Pompeii and Vesuvius. I remember very well how we walked on paths ... Read the complete review
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