Vesuvio – The Crater

This path that allows the rise to the Crater and starts from the Office of the Park at an altitude of 1000m. It reaches 1175 m winding in a series of switchbacks extremely scenic allowing you to admire the ancient volcano of Mount Somma Vesuvius separated from the Valley of the Giant and Colle Umberto, where there is the Volcanology Observatory of  Vesuvius, the first founded in Italy in 1841.
After reaching the presidium of Volcanological Guides begins a flat section and continue a path that presents repeated views of the mouth of the crater. When you get to the little hut go downhill on the south side of the volcano reaching Piazzale located in the old town of Ottaviano. The view that can be seen is of rare beauty and the course allows you to completely circumnavigate the entire volcano Vesuvius and return to the starting point. For the return is NOT retraces the path of going in reverse.
** For this excursion you need to add a surcharge of EUR 11.00 / each for the ticket to access to the crater.
Total length: 4 km
Maximum altitude 1175 m
Travel time: 3 h
Difficulty: medium
Rely on our partner “Associazione Vesuvio Natura da Esplorare”