The Vesuvius

 Vesuvius is an active volcano explosive (in a quiescent state since 1944), located in the eastern part of the province of Naples in the territory of the national park was established in 1995.L'altezza 1.281mE 'currently the only active volcano in the whole 'Europe continentale.Nel 1997 he was elected as one of the UNESCO biosphere reserves of the world. Among the eruptions known for their immense violence we should remember that in 79 BC, which caused the destruction of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum reported then the light in the nineteenth century.

Hours and days of opening:

You can reach the crater:
January-February-November-December: 09:00 to 15:00
March to October: 9:00 to 16:00
April-May-June-September: 9:00 to 17:00
July-August: 9:00 to 18:00
The access trail to the crater at the times listed above is open every day of the year, on Saturdays, Sundays, and also all holidays
In bad weather or force majeure, the ascent to the crater may be suspended by the volcanological guides.


For the visit to the crater it is necessary to buy the ticket. The ticket includes guide service.
Business € 8.00
For school students of all levels, college students with letter of introduction signed by the Headmaster;
for residents living in the 13 municipalities of the community park with a valid identification proving actual residence
Tickets from € 10.00
For each other visitor, including travel agencies and other organizations operating in the tourism sector who do not intend to use prepaid vouchers for guided tours to the crater.
Travel agencies and tour operators
Agencies wishing to use vouchers have to pay in advance amounting to € 2,400.00 n. 300 tickets at a unit cost of € 8.00. Those not done electronically, the above pre-payment shall pay the regular ticket price of 10 €.
Free entrance
To minors of less than 1.2 meters in height only if accompanied by their parents
Wheelchair 100% hold certificate and their attendants
All those who benefit gratuity must obtain free ticket issued by the ticket


L 'entire trip usually takes 90 minutes. That period may, however, vary depending on the age or state of health of the tourist, or because of weather conditions.

By Car:

Take the A3 Napoli-Salerno and exit at Tower of Greek or Ercolano and then follow the signs to the Vesuvius.

Arriving by bus:

The Circumvesuviana joins all countries Vesuvius from Naples to Sorrento. Take the bus company EAV reaching Vesuvius from Pompeii or Herculaneum. Toll-free number 800 053939

L 'equipment:

The temperature on top of the volcano is generally lower than on its slopes and the wind can unexpectedly affect the crater area. They are also recommended sneakers or hiking boots hiking, binoculars, sunglasses and water.