Free walks on the Vesuvius Crater for residents of the Municipalities of the Park


Wednesday May 24, 2023 will host the European Day of Parks and on the occasion of this celebration throughout the week from 22 to 28 May 2023 you will have the opportunity to visit the Vesuvius crater.

The free visits will be reserved for residents of the 13 Municipalities of the Vesuvius National Park, i.e. all citizens of the following municipalities:

  • Boscoreale
  • Boscotrecase
  • Herculaneum
  • Massa di Somma
  • Ottaviano
  • St. Joseph Vesuvius
  • San Sebastiano al Vesuvio
  • Sant'Anastasia
  • Somma Vesuviana
  • Pollena Trocchia
  • Terzigno
  • Greek's tower
  • trecase

We also remember that May 24 is also the date that marks the establishment of the first nine national parks in Sweden and on the occasion of this the European protected areas, of which the Vesuvius National Park is also part, organize a series of activities to raise awareness of the biodiversity of these ecosystems.

How to participate in the visit

In order to participate in the free visit to the Vesuvius Crater it will be necessary make the reservation required on official site of the Vesuvius Park Authority. At the entrance it will be necessary to show a identity card to prove residence in one of the municipalities listed above.

The paths to visit on Vesuvius

We remind you that in the Vesuvius National Park they can also be carried out other excursions that do not require reservations and whose access is always free. Here you are i senti in question:

  • Path n° 1 “The Valley of Hell” Octavian and Herculaneum
  • Path n° 6 "La Strada Matrone", Trecase and Boscotrecase
  • Path n° 7 “The valley of Profica” San Giuseppe Vesuviano
  • Path No. 9 "The Lava River" Herculaneum
  • Path n° 11 "The pine forest of Terzigno" Terzigno

Contacts and information

Vesuvius Park official site | Information: 081 2395653

  • Where: Vesuvius National Park
  • When: from Monday 22 May 2023 to Sunday 28 May 2023, from 09:00 to 17:00
  • Price: the event is free
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Written by Serena De Luca
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