Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

#3 of 24 national parks in Italy

Best trails in Vesuvius National Park

86 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Vesuvius National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Vesuvius National Park is located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy. It is most known for Mount Vesuvius, a stratovolcano that once erupted and completely buried several towns nearby. Today, you can tour some of these ancient Roman towns, seeing a snapshot right as the volcano hit. Mount Vesuvius is still considered a dangerous active volcano today.

Show more
Map of trails in Vesuvius National Park
Park information
Contact
+39 0818653911
Top trails (3)
#1 - Mount Vesuvius Trail
Vesuvius National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(86)
Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Please note there is an entrance fee to hike this trail. Parking is often difficult to find. There is a bus that takes visitors up to the trailhead. Be sure to bring enough cash. Parts of the crater mShow more
#2 - Monte Vesuvio - Valle dell'Inferno via Strada Matrone
Vesuvius National Park
moderateGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray Star
Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
This hike starts at the end of the asphalt road at Ottaviano. The trail first trail is called Valle dell’Inferno which translates to Valley of Hell. It is marked by yellow posts and the trail is eShow more
#3 - Monte Somma - Punta Nasone via Sentiero 2 Lungo i Cognoli
Vesuvius National Park
moderateGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray Star
Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Monte Somma - Punta Nasone via Sentiero 2 Lungo i Cognoli is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Casa Balzano, Campania, Italy that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated aShow more