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Mount Vesuvius

Admire the view up the coast of Naples from this mountain summit and walk through the famous ruins of the lost city of Pompeii. 

Mount Vesuvius is a 4,000-foot (1,200-meter) high volcano six miles (nine kilometers) east of Naples. In ad 79, the volcano erupted, burying the town of Pompeii and killing thousands of people. Today, the area around the volcano is a national park. Explore the summit crater of Vesuvius and walk the cobblestoned streets of the lost city of Pompeii.

Climb to the summit of Vesuvius for an unbeatable view over Naples and the surrounding area. The walk up the mountain takes about 30 minutes and can be challenging, particularly in summer. The crater stretches 1,600 feet (500 meters) across and is 1,000 feet (300 meters) deep. Volcanic rock and patches of grass litter the ground inside the crater. Notice the steam gently rising from the ground, an indication of the heat below. The view out across the Italian coast makes for great photos.

The city of Pompeii sits five miles (eight kilometers) from Mount Vesuvius. The city was buried under 20 feet (6 meters) of ash after the ad 79 eruption. Thousands of people died, and the city was lost for 1,500 years. Today, the preserved area is a World Heritage Listed site and one of Italy’s most popular tourist attractions. Plaques and information boards explain the story of the eruption. See skeletons of people and animals as well as household items that were preserved by the heat and ash.

Mount Vesuvius is easily accessible from Naples. Driving takes about 40 minutes. The roads around Vesuvius can be narrow, winding and poorly signed, so use caution. There is a paid parking lot at the base of the mountain. Buses leave regularly from Piazza Piedigrotta and Piazza di Garibaldi in Naples. There are no restaurants on the mountain, but there are snack bars selling drinks.


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Hotel Forum

Hotel Forum

Via Roma 99/101, Pompei
4.5
of 5, from 314 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Pompei, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pompei Amphitheatre and Pompeii Excavation Site. Odeon is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away.

C$59
B&B Pompei Il Fauno

B&B Pompei Il Fauno

Via D. Catalano, 97, Scafati
4.8
of 5, from 5 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Scafati bed & breakfast is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of PalaMangano and Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei. Pompeii Excavation Site is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

C$73
Pompei Resort

Pompei Resort

Viale Unita d'Italia 16/A, Pompei
4.2
of 5, from 190 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Pompei, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pompeii Excavation Site and Odeon. Pompei Amphitheatre and PalaMangano are also within 2 mi (3 km).

C$85
Resort Bosco De' Medici

Resort Bosco De' Medici

Via Antonio Segni, 43, Pompei
4.6
of 5, from 33 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Pompei Amphitheatre, Odeon, and Pompeii Excavation Site. Also nearby are Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei and Tempio di Iside.

C$71
Diana Pompei

Diana Pompei

Vicolo Sant Abbondio 12, Pompei
4.3
of 5, from 123 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Pompei.

C$81
Hotel Poseidon

Hotel Poseidon

Via Cesare Battisti, 80, Torre del Greco
4.2
of 5, from 69 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this romantic hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Museo Archeologico Virtuale and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Ercolano Ruins. Santa Chiara and Galleria Umberto are also within 9 mi (15 km).

C$50
Pompeii Ruins Hotel

Pompeii Ruins Hotel

Traversa Andolfi, 16, Pompei
3.4
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Pompei, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gracco Museum and Pompeii Excavation Site. Odeon is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

C$92
Marad

Marad

Via Benedetto Croce, 20, Torre del Greco
4.1
of 5, from 58 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Torre del Greco, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Museo Archeologico Virtuale and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Ercolano Ruins. Pompeii Excavation Site and Odeon are also within 9 mi (15 km).

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