Stanbury - Answered a Question by Manley (18 Aug 08 21:52)

Look below - similar questions ghave been asked and answered. You can get a trip to Vesuvius from Ercolano; the booking office is outside the station there. Ercolano is nearer Naples (on same railway line as Pompeii) and its ruins are smaller and more manageable than those at Pompeii.

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Goodwin - Answered a Question by Manley (19 Aug 08 00:41)

I've done this trip a couple of times a few years ago. There is a bus that takes you to the base of Vesuvius but it's easier and better ( cheaper too if there are four of you) to take a taxi. Just a word of caution though Talk to several taxi drivers before committing yourself get prices and generally assess the drivers attitudes most of them speak some English. We ahd a great driver same one each time who not only treated us very fairly but got us a discount on the hire of suitable footwear and hefty sticks to help the climb.It's a pretty stiff walk when you get towards the top and you need proper boots for it Take plenty of water with you too hope this helps.

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