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 


Joshua Dyer, Bridgewater State University

Happy Backpackers

Andy and his crew were awesome. They helped us navigate the city and showed us its innumerable historic sites (Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, etc.) with the option of going to Easter Mass at the Vatican if you pick the right weekend. All I have to say was that being in the third row at...

Joshua Dyer, Bridgewater State University ~ University of Limerick, Spring 2016

Read more Reviews

Spots are limited!

We keep our groups small, so save your spot now! Check out our Tripadvisor, App Store & Facebook travel love below.

Multi-City Adventures:

Andy Steves' Europe

Check out Andy Steves' Europe: City Hopping on a Budget!

Pick a city and go! All new budget guidebook from Andy Steves, Founder and Chief Backpacker of WSA.