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Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

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Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

My sister and I are going on a trip to Italy in a couple of weeks and only have a day in the Naples area. Which location do you suggest for a day trip? Thanks for your suggestions!

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1. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

Pompeii is more of a day trip as it would take a good amount of time to see the site.

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2. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

Take the train from Naples lower basement station to Sorrento and Pompeii www.eavsrl.it/web/content/orario-ferrovia

Buses depart outside the excavation to Vesuvius

www.pompeiisites.org www.timeout.com/naples

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3. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

Vesuvio is not that interesting, it’s just a vulcano...not that pretty of a hike either. Yes some nice views but so what? You get those in a million other, prettier places.

Pompeii on the other hand, is the only one in the world...

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4. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

Pompeii is excellent and worth the go, agree it is a day trip to be able to see everything but worth it. Vesuvius really not much to see except a mountain and a crater in the ground

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5. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

I would agree Pompeii is well worth a visit, a lot of the time on Vesuvius ,

you get no views only a heat haze, best to look at from afar,

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6. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

I can imagine that Vesuvius might have some inerest for anyone interested in volcanoes and geology. But for me, Pompeii has far more going for it.

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7. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

Herculaneum AND Vesuvius! You have time to see both of those in a day. You'll have to come back another time and allow a couple of days to see Pompeii!

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8. Re: Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius?

"I can imagine that Vesuvius might have some inerest for anyone interested in volcanoes and geology"

It's interesting but it wouldn't take a day like Pompeii would.

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