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Climbing Mt Vesuvius and other questions

Emirate of Abu...
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Climbing Mt Vesuvius and other questions

Can anyone help me with some insight? My family and I will be in Rome in mid December. We want to take a day and climb Vesuvius. Possible? Where do we start? We also want to do the ruins and Herculean and are looking at spending a night or 2 in either Naples, Pompeii or Sorrento, making day trips to do these activities. Where should we stay?

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1. Re: Climbing Mt Vesuvius and other questions

Remember that daylight hours are quite short in December, so if you are visiting Vesuvius etc you really need to do it in the morning, so you need to staying locally rather than traveling from Rome.

If you use the search facilities on TA you will be able to see lots of advice on how and where to travel to and from.

You also need to check the web for the relevant opening times

Emirate of Abu...
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2. Re: Climbing Mt Vesuvius and other questions

Thank you. Yes we want to stay close. Is Naples the best bet? Had the garbage issue been resolved?

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3. Re: Climbing Mt Vesuvius and other questions

There was a big issue with garbage a few years ago, it is not an ongoing feature of the city. On the other hand, if the only type of city you are comfortable in is like Singapore, then Naples probably is not for you. It is not pristine but you do not find piles of trash on the streets either.

Regarding Vesuvio, it is a steep one mile walk from the parking lot to the edge of the crater, most people can accomplish it in a half hour or so. When in the day to go should depend on the weather. If it is overcast in the morning wait until later in the day. If you have a nice clear morning, head right there.

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4. Re: Climbing Mt Vesuvius and other questions

Sorrento is beautiful. The trains are cheap and it takes about 50mins on the train. Return €2.40. We read lots of bad things re Naples ie pick pockets and women not going places on their own.

You can do Pompeii and Vesuvius in 1 day depending on how long you spend at pompeii. We missed a few things and were there 5 hours. I wouldnt have wanted to rush. We are planning herculaneun and Vesuvius tomorrow as they are closer together.

Edited: 24 October 2017, 23:01
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