Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point is on the first floor of the Circumvesuviana station “Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri”. When you get off the train you will find a staircase which will lead you to the meeting point. For any emergency, our Info Point is available on platform 1.
How long does the tour last?
The tour, which includes transport and a visit to the Vesuvius National Park with a mountain guide, lasts around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
What will I see during the tour?
During the climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius you will admire the Riserva Tirone, the Gulf of Naples and the Campania plain. Towards the middle of the route, you will observe Punta Nasone and on the opposite side Ottaviano’s Cognoli which dominate the Valle dell’Inferno. Continuing through a path full of broom, we arrive at a slope dotted with maritime pines and birch trees that culminates at Baracca Forestale. Finally, we reach the crater of the Vesuvius where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples, the Molise-Abbruzzo Appenines and the ruins of Pompeii.
What clothes are recommended for the visit to Vesuvius?
We recommend that you always wear comfortable, layered clothing with hiking shoes or trainers. Moreover, you should also always have a bottle of water and sunscreen or a hat to protect you from the sun, especially in the summer months where the temperature is quite high.
What if there is bad weather?
In this case you should contact customer service. The decision as to whether or not to suspend the tour is at the discretion of the agency, which will assess the risks and safety according to current legislation. If the tour is deemed impractical, you will be refunded the full amount.
Is the excursion to the Vesuvius crater suitable for children?
The excursion is suitable for both children and adults. However, the climb is absolutely not advised for people suffering from serious respiratory or cardiovascular problems.
What are the days and opening hours of Vesuvius?
Mount Vesuvius is open every day of the year including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Only in case of bad weather or force majeure, the tour can be postponed by vulcanological guides.