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The paths of the Vesuvius National Park

From 2001 to 2003, the Vesuvius National Park created a "Walkway Network of the Vesuvius National Park" consisting of 11 paths for a total length of 54 kilometres of walkway. The interventions concerned the mitigation of the risk on the tracks and the preparation of the latter through specific signs for each path, describing the main naturalistic, geological and historical emergencies you can encounter while walking.

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Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
The Valley of HellThe Valley of Hell
Path N. 1 - The most beautiful places and the most representative environments of the protected area
Departure: Ottaviano
On foot On foot
High (long path)
7 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: History 
Along the CognoliAlong the Cognoli
Path N. 2 - The most beautiful and wild scenery of Somma-Vesuvius.
On foot On foot
high
8 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama 
 The Mt Somma
Paths N. 3 - This fascinating ring route leads to Punta Nasone, which with its 1,132 metres is the highest peak of Mount Somma
Departure: Somma Vesuviana
On foot On foot
high
5 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama 
 The Tirone Reserve
Path N. 4 - The track is located within the Tirone-Alto Vesuvius Forest Reserve, which covers about 1,000 hectares
On foot On foot
Medium
6 h
Great interest: Flora 
The Great ConoThe Great Cono
Path N. 5 - A guide to visit the Crater of the Vesuvius
Departure: Ercolano
On foot On foot
Low (easy and short)
2 h 30 m
 The Matrone Road
Path N. 6 - The path corresponds to the ancient road traced by the Matrone brothers to go back to the Gran Cono from the side of Boscotrecase
Departure: Via Cifelli (Trecase)
On foot On foot
Medium
7 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama 
 The Profica Valley
Path N. 7 - The itinerary, which is known as the “agricultural path”, winds along the slopes of the lesser known side of Mount Somma
Departure: San Giuseppe Vesuviano
On foot On foot
low
2 h
 The Rack Railway
Path N. 8 - The itinerary follows the historical route for the ascent of Mount Vesuvius from the town of San Sebastiano to the foot of the hill
Departure: San Sebastiano al Vesuvio
On foot On foot
Medium
2 h
Great interest: History 
 The River of lava
Path N. 9 - Thanks to this itinerary, you can experience the thrill of walking on a lava flow, surrounded by an almost lunar landscape
Departure: Via San Vito (Ercolano)
On foot On foot
low
1 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama 
 The Olivella
Path N. 10 - The itinerary retraces the Olivella path, which climbs through the countryside of Sant'Anastasia and leads to the homonymous springs
On foot On foot
Low
2 h 30 m
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama 
 Terzigno Pinewood
Path N. 11 - The path is flat and is inside a thick pine forest, designed for pleasant walks and for people with limited difficulties
On foot On foot
Low
30 m
Great interest: Flora 

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
 Mt. Somma
Departure: Ercolano - via San Vito
On foot Accessible TrailOn foot
high
Nearest stop: hours 1.30'' back and forth ...
 Stradello della via Traversa
Departure: Cancello aperto lungo la Strada Provinciale Ercolano - Vesuvio
On foot Accessible TrailOn foot
1 h

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