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At the Top of Mt. Vesuvious

 

Taking a step closer to the edge, I was surprised that I could actually see the bottom of the crater.  Moreover, I was shocked that I was standing on a volcano but not just any volcano.  I was at the top of Mt. Vesuvius.

On our journey to the Amalfi Coast, we stopped off at Mt. Vesuvius for a little hike up the mountain.  While hiking might not appeal to everyone, the climb up the mountain was totally worth the view!  You can walk around the top of Mt. Vesuvius and look down into the crater.  On clear days you can even see the city of Pompeii below. 

Travel Tip:  The climb isn’t free.  There is a bus that takes you halfway up the mountain and then you have to pay to climb to the summit.  

- Kelly 

Comments:

Lauren Wallender, Elon University

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I definitely have WSA to thank for my exceptional experience in Amsterdam. One would think 4 days isn't enough to tour a city but WSA facilitated an optimum weekend full of sightseeing and fun. Amsterdam may have a notorious reputation for its lax drug and sex culture but there‚Äôs so much more to the city. Luckily, our tour guide, Arthur, native to the Netherlands, steered us away from the tourist traps and showed us around his beloved city, highlighting all of its gems. I'd definitely like to try other WSA trips in the future. It's hassle free traveling with an awesome itinerary - nice that the tour guides are flexible with the schedule and willing to cater the itinerary to the group's interest! Highly recommend WSA to any student with only a weekend to see a city.
 

Lauren Wallender, Elon University ~ Fall 2014

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