How many active volcanoes are there in Europe? Two and one of these is precisely Vesuvius and climbing to the top of this volcano is one of the most fascinating experiences to do, as it was already in 1600 at the time of the Grand Tour. The energy that you breathe on top of the crater, the view that you can enjoy from above, knowing that you are on a volcano make the visit truly unique.
Visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius on the same day is a must for excursions to do in our area, we highly recommend it especially in spring or early autumn when the weather is not too hot. Climbing Mount Vesuvius is within everyone’s reach, the excursion is not very strenuous and along the way there are benches where you can rest. Of course we recommend suitable clothing, hat and water for the hottest days. The arrival at the Gran Cono, the crater, is 1170 meters above sea level.
If you are by car, you can easily get there from the Naples Salerno motorway with exit at Torre del Greco or Ercolano and from there follow the signs for Vesuvius. You will then find an unattended car park that costs 5 euros for the whole day and a shuttle that takes you to the ticket office for our 2 euros return ticket (free for children).
If you are using public transport you can arrive with the Circumvesuviana to the Pompeii – Villa dei Misteri or Ercolano Scavi stop and you will find buses and shuttles that lead directly to the ticket office.
The Vesuvius Crater is open every day:
in the months of January February November and December it opens from 9 to 15;
in the months of March and October it opens from 9 to 16;
in the months of April May June and September it opens from 9 to 17;
In the months of July and August it opens from 9 to 18.
The cost of the ticket is 10 euros, 8 euros for both school and university students and free for children under 120 cm and disabled with a companion.
The cost of the shuttle ticket from the circumvesuviana station + entrance to Vesuvius is 22 euros.