Vesuvius is the backdrop to the scene of Sorrento, in the winter with the snow-capped peak, in the summer green for the gorse bushes in bloom. If you want to see Vesuvius closely you can plan an excursion to the summit. It is a short trail, suitable for those who are not trained in long walks. To reach the Vesuvius from Sorrento, take the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento to Pompeii-Villa dei Misteri station from where you reach the bus stop that leads to the summit of Vesuvius (reach it is really easy: it is located about 200 meters from the station, opposite the tourist office) . The area around Vesuvius was declared a National Park in 1995. The summit of Vesuvius is open to visitors and there is a network of paths around the mountain that you can go. To reach the crater of Vesuvius: the access point for the trail to the summit is about 200 meters from the summit. The path spirals up from the road to the crater and is passable only on foot. The bus stop is located at an altitude of about 1000 meters. From here you need to buy a ticket to reach the top of Mount Vesuvius. The ticket costs about 6 euros. Visits are accompanied by a volcanologist. The journey time is approximately 15-20 minutes. Visits are possible except in bad weather conditions. For the tour of Mount Vesuvius recommend suitable clothing and footwear for rough terrain and high altitude. If you prefer you can book your private transfer to Mount Vesuvius for a trip in comfort.


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