Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is a volcanic mountain (known as a stratovolcano) situated on the Gulf of Naples around six miles east of the city. One of the most interesting facts about Mount Vesuvius is that it is the only volcano on the entirety of the European mainland that has exploded in the course of the past 100 years. Although this formidable stratovolcano has erupted over 50 times over the course of its long history, the explosion for which it is best known happened in 79 AD when it destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

If you are interested in exploring Mount Vesuvius, you should definitely consider climbing it. If you wish to climb Mount Vesuvius, there are several things that you should be prepared for. It is only about 4,100 feet tall, so anyone in decent shape should be able to make the trek without too much problem.

To visit Mount Vesuvius you have mainly 4 ways:

1) You can reach Mount Vesuvius by bus or car.

2) By Buses: Generally They depart from the piazza in front of the Herculaneum station (Circumvesuviana line). Buses depart for Mount Vesuvius approximately every hour until 2 or 3  p.m. Return buses schedule their departure from approximately 11 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. It is also to drive to the Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio.

3) Reserve a Private Driver with car that will accompany you directly at Mount Vesuvius, wait for you,  and give you some suggestion of what to visit. He will be at your disposal also if you wish to visit the Herculaneum & Pompei. For the cost please send us an e-mail

4) Book one of the groups tour written on our website