6 Km
All Year

The Inferno valley is one of the most exciting walks of the Somma-Vesuvio volcanic complex.
During the walk of the Inferno Valley you’ll live the majesty of Vesuvius observing from the bottom the mountain Somma and the Vesuvio.
The valley is covered by the lava of the last eruption of 1944 and is full of autochthonous flora such as the Lichen Stereocauolon vesuvianum.
In the first part of the trail you will cross the Vallone Tagliente, a steeply sloping pine forest.
Once you reach the lake dedicated to the financier Angelo Prisco, you will proceed along an easy stretch where you will be able to observe the presence of the Neapolitan Othano.
Going forward on a variable slope you’ll cross a broom and you can see the lava mouths of 1906 and 1929, and then continue on the Matrone Road panoramic along the entire length.
During the climb to the Crater the guides will show you what are the geological, naturalistic and historical features of Mount Somma-Vesuvius.
You can visit the volcanic Vesuvius building, reaching the crater rim at 1175m asl.

Recommended clothing and equipment Hiking shoes or with not sole smooth, snacks and beverages, fleece sweatshirt, windproof or k-way, clothes suitable for the season, mesh parts, cap, sunscreen, camera, long pants and the front light.
Environmental hiking guide
RCT insurance
Not Included
Hiking Equipment
Snacks and drinks
Shuttle for parking lot – ticket office (€ 1 each way)
Ticket Crater (10 € each)
Parking tickets (bus with a maximum length of 10.5m 50 € – car 5 €)
Additional informations
Times vary according to the seasons and are to be agreed with hiking guide.
For groups of more than 15 people request information.
Cancellation Policy


Trekking of Inferno Valley with ascent to the Great Cone of the Vesuvius for groups up to 15 people € 230.00

At Arrival

You’ll meet your hiking guide on arrival, who will show you the path to follow and will instruct you on safety measures and all that useful you need to know before departure, answering all your questions.

The Hiking

The path descends into the caldera of Monte Somma and then goes back to the crater rim of Vesuvius.

Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio, Ercolano, Strada Matrone, 80056 Ercolano NA – Biglietteria del Parco – Rifugio Imbò

The Team

The team is composed by Official and Exclusive guides of the Vesuvius National Park.The association founded in 2013 is made up of professionals linked to the world of Sciences as Naturalists, Geologists, Biologists, Conservationists and Official and Exclusive Guides of the Vesuvius National Park, who are committed to promoting knowledge and respecting the natural beauties.A team that brings together different skills in various languages.


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