All Year

The path starts from the womb of Somma Mountain the valley of Delizie in Ottaviano and enters the volcanic valleys dominated by a rich mesophilic wood characterized by essences such as chestnut, oak, alder, and flowering, intermingled with black pine groves.
After a short ascent on the ridge of the Somma volcano you will climb into the scrub vegetation and you can enjoy a spectacular landscape which overlooks the entire volcanic complex and continues on the most striking ridges of Mount Somma where the lapilli layer of the last eruption of 1944 creates suggestive perspectives on the Vesuvius with the Colle Umberto on Levante’s Cognoli towards the Cognoli of Ottaviano.
Dabbasso you can admire the Gigante Valley with the Inferno Valley.
From the Cognoli you’ll descend along a steep stretch of lapilli where, slipping like on sand dunes you will descend into the caldera of the Somma volcano in which Vesuvius then grew.
From the Arena of the Inferno you will reach the lava of 1929 from where the path curves snaking in the gorse growing on the volcanic domes formed during the eruptions of the ‘900.
When you reach the Piazzale della Legalità the path continues downhill to reconnect to the leaving point.

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
Suitable for children over 10 years used to walking.
Groups are composed of up to 15 people per guide. Upon reaching 15 + 1 participants, another guide will be available.
For groups of more than 15 people request information.
Cancellation Policy


Trekking on the ridges of the Somma Mountain and the Inferno Valley for groups up to 15 people € 300.00

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

An excursion to discover the north eastern caldera of Vesuvius, the ancient volcano that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, starting from the Valley of Delights.

Castello Mediceo di Ottaviano – Via Salita S. Michele, 80044 Ottaviano NAStart of path: Villa Giovanna – Via Valle Delle Delizie, 80044 Ottaviano NA

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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