From every prospective you may look at the gulf of Napoli, the Mount Vesuvius it is the true leading actor of the scenario, it imposes itself with its 1281 meters of fearful beauty.
The last eruption was in the 1944, which caused Vesuvius to enter the current phase of “active rest”.
Nowadays this sleeping giant is considered one of the most dangerous continental volcanoes in the world, not only because of the cork that has formed on its mouth, which could increase its destructive force due to the pressure of its hypothetical future eruption, but above all for its proximity to a population of several million inhabitants.
In this Daytrip we will reach by car the Volcano at 3 Km from the top, once there we will park the car and take the shuttle which will bring us to the entrance of the Vesuvious National Park. We will then hike around 800 meters till its huge mouth along with a volcanological guide of the park, which will tell us all there is to know about its history. Seeing the crater of a still active volcano a few meters away will be a profound emotion that you will always remember and combined with the landscape below it will be truly unique, Naples, the Amalfi coast, the islands of the gulf, we will have a breathtaking landscape at our feet.
Living a few steps from a Volcano, however, also has its positive sides, in fact, thanks to its rocks and its ashes, the soil is enriched with precious trace elements and minerals that give unique flavors to what is grown there, the Russo family knows it well, owners since 1930 of a beautiful vineyard on its slopes called "Cantina del Vesuvio". And it is there that, after our excursion, we will be directed, where we will have lunch based on natural products and you can taste different qualities of their "Lacryma Christi DOC".
To complete the day, we will visit the city that made this volcano famous in the world, Pompeii, crystallized over time by a sudden eruption in 92 AD. rediscovered almost 2000 years later, and today thanks to archaeologists is brought back to life with the still vivid colors of its painted walls, its luxurious villas and the even more touching finds of people and animals in their last moments of life.
For any other request about the itinerary or the food/beverages we can customize this tour according to your wishes at 100%, just let us know!!
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Maximum number of people:4
Pick up point:Everywhere in the center of Naples
Drop off point:Everywhere in the center of Naples
What is included:Driver, Tour leader, Mt. Vesuvius ticket
What is excluded:Lunch cost, Pompeii tickets, Pompeii guide inside the ruins