The Great Cono

Path N. 5 - A guide to visit the Crater of the Vesuvius

On foot         
  • Departure: Ercolano (1,000m)
  • Duration: 2 hour/s 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: Low (easy and short)
  • Length: 4 km

The nature trail n. 5 "Il Gran Cono" starts from the Piazzale (square) at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level in the municipality of Herculaneum at the end of the provincial road Ercolano-Vesuvio. At the moment, the Piazzale hosts a parking area for those who come by car.
Before starting the climb, you can visit one of the info points of the Vesuvius National Park where you can receive useful information about the protected area and buy a map.

Further information

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