Join a guide and scale the gentle slopes of the world's most famous volcano, which once destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Smell the earth's magma bubbling beneath you, get amazing views of the Gulf of Naples, and walk a unique lunar landscape. It's a once-in-a-lifetime climb!
Angry eruptions and terrible gas? No, not the effects of a disagreeable meal – just a trip to Mount Vesuvius! Leave Pompeii or Naples and enter the National Park of Vesuvius, where you'll climb the slopes of the world's most famous volcano with an experienced guide!
This monolithic somma-stratovolcano is still considered one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes – if she blows again, she'll affect almost 3,000,000 people living nearby. But don't worry, she hasn't so much as burped since 1944.
Walk the lunar-like landscape and watch the slope slide down towards the Gulf of Naples. Due to current maintenance work you can't walk around the crater, but you can still get pretty close. See and smell the earth's magma and all those minerals that shape the rocks and produce amazing colors.
Bring a camera for incredible panoramas of Mount Somma along the way, and wear something warm – it's chilly up there!