Climbing to the crater of Vesuvius

The Parking lot where the bus "Vesuvio's Express" arrives, located at an altitude of about 1000 meters above sea level.

Vesuvius.

The crater is still a kilometer and a half away, they need to be overcome on foot, while climbing two hundred meters up. The trail is allowed only with tickets, we presented our Vesuvio Express tickets. Those who have been waiting on their own transport can buy tickets on the spot for 10 euros.

The trail to Vesuvius

The memorial sign on the occasion of the opening of the landscaped trail, established on March 16, 1986.

The trail to Vesuvius

Тропа идет по крутому склону серпантином, не очень круто, поначалу поверхность тропы твердая, но ближе к кратеру покрыта мелким туфовым крошевом.

The trail to Vesuvius

Склоны покрыты продуктами извержений - легкими пористыми камушками и пеплом.

Vesuvius.

Вулканические породы в основном черные, местами серые и красные.

bay of Naples. The view from Vesuvius

The Parking lot was far below.

The trail to Vesuvius

On the bends of the serpentine are equipped with playgrounds for recreation.

The trail to Vesuvius

Along the way, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Bay of Naples with its densely populated coastline.

bay of Naples. The view from Vesuvius

The steep slopes along the path are protected from scree and landslides.

The trail to Vesuvius

The mountain range to the right of the ring surrounding the crater of a giant protovoulia, which subsequently formed the Vesuvius.

The trail to Vesuvius

By the middle of the climb I was very sorry that I was too lazy to take a trekking pole is much would have reduced the rise time and, consequently, would increase the time spent on the top - the bus should be back in half an hour. Although, I think you can leave on the next flight, even if there are no seats.

The trail to Vesuvius

Some tourists go with wooden sticks, which can be taken at the entrance to the trail.

The trail to Vesuvius

The path offers magnificent panoramas, no worse than from the top.

View from the Vesuvius trail

The road on which we were driving from Ercolano.

View from the Vesuvius trail

Looking ahead, I will say that my feet carry me down, especially since there is very little time left to get to the bus.

The trail to Vesuvius