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Mount Vesuvius

GPS Coordinates

40°49'17"14°25'33" show decimal

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Location Point

Mount Vesuvius
nr Naples, Italy

Vesuvius is an active volcano in Italy, not far from Naples. Being active, it has erupted many times, most famously when it caused the destruction of Pompeii in AD79.

How to get here:

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Bus/Train/Taxi: From Naples - From Capodichino airport, take the bus for the central station (Piazza Garibaldi). If you come to Naples by FS trains, you need to stop to Napoli Centrale station, too. From there, take the Circumvesuviana Railway to Ercolano-Scavi station. People who come from Sorrento or Pompei can reach Ercolano-Scavi station taking the Sorrento-Napoli or Pompei-Napoli lines. A bus service, managed by Vesuviana Mobilità, and a taxi service is available from Pompei, Ercolano-Scavi station and Naples to Mt. Vesuvius car park. (details from the vesuvionrete website) +

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Road: A3 motorway - Exit Torre del Greco. Head through Via Cavallo, Via Scappi, Via Montedoro, Via Tironi, Via De Nicola and then Via Vesuvio; this is around three kilometres and eventually brings you to a crossroads where you will find the Creator Vesevo exhibition. From here, continue upwards and after about 3km you turn right at a crossroads bringing you to the old and new Vesuvius Observatory. To carry on to the crater, continue along the road and follow the right fork to a bar (and ex-chair lift), and then take the left fork and follow it for 2km to the car park. (details from the vesuvionrete website) +

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Road: A3 motorway - Exit Ercolano, turn left under the motorway and follow through Boscocatena, Benedetto Cozzolino, San Vito. This eventually leads to a crossroads where you will find the Creator Vesevo exhibition. From here, continue upwards and after about 3km you turn right at a crossroads bringing you to the old and new Vesuvius Observatory. To carry on to the crater, continue along the road and follow the right fork to a bar (and ex-chair lift), and then take the left fork and follow it for 2km to the car park. (details from the vesuvionrete website) +

Parking Details

There is a car park about 1km up

Where to walk

You will need walk/be guided to other parts of the mountain

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableMount Vesuvius

Photo

«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 3rd March 2010 by Andrea Reusch

"View of the volcano from the real Pompeii"

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The Fires of Pompeii
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Sep 2007
The volcano starts to show signs that it will erupt.

 

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Colosseum (The Christmas Invasion): 124.67 miles.

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Vrsine (Vincent and the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens): 206.93 miles.

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Trogir (The Vampires of Venice, Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor): 208.51 miles.

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South Quay/South Gate (The Vampires of Venice): 208.51 miles.

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Momarska Ulica (Vincent and the Doctor): 208.51 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Vesuvius National Park - PDF brochure about the park

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Vesuvius National Park - unofficial website about the park (English)

Related Stories

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The Fires of Pompeii [15 Sep 2007]: The mountain explodes (plate shot)

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