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  • a murky Vesuvius
    a murky Vesuvius
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  • lava flow on Vesuvius
    lava flow on Vesuvius
    by sandysmith
  • view of the park
    view of the park
    by sandysmith

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    pay to see inside the crater

    by sinoda Written Dec 9, 2004

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    Vesuvio, Italy

    Favorite thing: Once you've whipped and slashed your rental car up the steep and winding street to the parking area and walked up the last 20 minutes in constantly growing anxiousness to see IT at last, you are faced with the fact that it cost 6.5e to peep into the steaming crater.

    Well, what do you do? Turn around and go away? No, of course you want to see it pay the sum. I find it somehow strange to pay entrance for a national park...

    well, what can you do?

    Fondest memory: In fact in coming back to the parking area there is on the big Welcome sign aded in very small hand written letters a note about the entrance fee...

    always remember to read the small print!!!

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    between the pilars

    by sinoda Written Dec 9, 2004

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    Vesuvio, Italy

    Favorite thing: I wasn't actually really aware of the what I was going to see or experience, when my travel compagnions suggested we should go and have a look at Vesuvio and even go atop of it.

    I guess the nice weather helped a lot!

    It sure was a nice walk to the top, even though it is short, for you can park your car pretty far up the mountain.

    Fondest memory: The view over the bay of Napoli is really impressive.

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    National Park

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 11, 2004

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    lava flow on Vesuvius

    Favorite thing: The Vesuvius National Park was founded on the 5 of June, 1995 to protect the cultural and historical heritage of the area, to support local traditions and to protect the flora and fauna of the area. At just 10,000 square metres it is Italy's smallest national Park.

    For more info check out their website.

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    National Park Views

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    view of the park

    Favorite thing: Views of the national park on the way up to Vesuvius can be enjoyed even from the road. I managed to get this snap through the coach window (hence bit blurred at the edges) but at least it shows the vegetation growing amongst the lava and volcanic rocks and deposits.

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    View from Vesuvius

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    who's that!

    Favorite thing: In the clear weather there are great views over Naples and indeed Pompei.
    On our recent recent it was rather hazy being summer even though we managed to avoid the cloud cover as often happens.
    This pic is from 18 years ago - when we visited in spring and it was clearer. Hahaha - guess we looked much diferent 18 years ago too!

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    Into the crater

    by sandysmith Written Jul 7, 2003

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    climbing down the crater

    Fondest memory: Many years ago it was possible to climb part way down into the crater. It was smokey due to some cloud and sulphur fumes - you could even feel the heat in the rocks!
    About a week or so later someone fell down into the actual crater depths and was killed. Guess it was too unsafe and now the crater has a chain around it and climbing down is prohibited.

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    Vesuvius Old Path

    by sandysmith Written Jul 7, 2003

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    narrow path up

    Fondest memory: 18 years ago we had been in ths same place - but what a change! Then there was no entry charge or cafe at the top and that path was much narrower with no side fence as there is today. This old photo is not so good but it gives you an idea of how it used to be.

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    Vesuvius

    by sandysmith Written Jul 7, 2003

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    a murky Vesuvius

    Favorite thing: Vesuvius dominates the Bay of Naples a permanent reminder of how this volcano has impacted this area. Most notably in history for the catastrophic erruption in AD 79 which destroyed the nearby cities of Pompei and Herculaneum. Quite often the smog of Naples combined with heat haze means that it is difficult to get a good view of Vesuvius.
    This is a shot I took from a coach as we drove back to the airport - not vey good I'm afraid.

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    Crater

    by Slager6 Written May 20, 2003

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    Crater

    Favorite thing: Before my trip to Vesuvius, I had no idea what an active volcano would look like, so i envisioned it differently than this. I guess my preconceived ideas probably came from tv and movies, so know wonder i thought it would look different!

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    The walk to the crater

    by Slager6 Updated May 20, 2003

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    trail up to the crater

    Favorite thing: From the summit car park, which can be reached by car or bus, the walk up to the crater is about 1.5 km and takes about 30 mins. At the entrance to the trail you have to pay a fee, but it is not too much. Once you reach the crater, you have to pay another fee, if you wish to walk all the way around the crater. You can still walk about halfway around the crater, without paying the second fee.

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    Facts and Figures

    by sandysmith Written Jul 12, 2003

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    Vesuvius

    Favorite thing: Vesuvius is not a big volcano, it's a little over 4200 feet high. The crater is huge, nearly 2000 feet across and 650 feet deep. The walk around the crater is about 1 mile long.

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