Mount Vesuvius is seen under a beautiful morning light as a shadow, a doubt, a vague menace over the calm of the Bay of Naples. In this mythical setting, it is a dark jewel, a black diamond.
On its extremely fertile slopes, fruit trees and vineyards (the exquisite Lachryma Christi of Vesuvius) produce in abundance. A beautiful hike, a magnificent view of the city, and an excellent lesson in geology are only 12 kilometres from Naples. From the base, a 500-metres easy-access footpath takes you to the crater. Once you've arrived, a guide will tell you the story of this famously active volcano.
Vesuvius National Park
Piazza Municipio 8
80040 San Sebastiano al Vesuvio (Na)
+39 (0)81 865 3911