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THE VESUVIUS

written by Beata Cox

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 Posted within the National Park of Vesuvius is certainly one of the main attractions of Naples. Anyone who is visiting Naples can not resist the call of a hike on the Vesuvius.

It possible to drive until share 1000mt along the slopes of the volcano covered by lush Mediterranean vegetation spaced by streams of black lava.

From altitude 1000mt to reaching the mouth of the crater is possible only walking along predefined paths and the less trained will be on top in 25/30 minutes (1200 meters).

The climb takes place in a surreal atmosphere where unusual silence (especially realize by those who has just left the din of Naples) and smoke rising from the crater let to imagine scenes of the eruption in 79 AD. As you climb you will discover a spectacular view over the Gulf of Naples with at the skyline the islands of Ischia and Capri, while you discover at the foot of Vesuvius Pompei and Herculaneum. Before descend reserve a few minutes to choose the most extravagant shaped lava stone to take home.

Once in the valley visiting the ruins of Herculaneum offers to revive the organization of the town at the time of the eruption, it is a tour that satisfies the most curious and does not require much time.

The peculiarity of these excavations have unearthed highly perishable materials, such as food and papyrus that sealed in dried mud and ashes have allowed excellent preservation, and so the visit does seem able to transfer the visitor over the time. Do not miss to visit “casa del mosaico e di Anfitrite”, “La casa del tramezzo di legno” e “la casa del mobilio carbonizzato”.

  • Pompeii and Vesuvius
    Pompeii and Vesuvius
  • Day at the beach with Vesuvius in the background
    Day at the beach with Vesuvius in the background
  • Vesuvius' Cable Car
    Vesuvius' Cable Car
  • Eruption of Vesuvius of 1794
    Eruption of Vesuvius of 1794

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