The Vesuvius, the only active volcano in Europe, is at south-east of
Naples. It is divided into two summits, the Mount Vesuvius and the
In the Eocene it was an island surrounded by sea, then
in Pliocene it was united with dry land and its height was 2300
meters. Nowadays its height is 1281 meters and the circumference of
its crater is about 1500 meters.
The first historic eruption was in
79 a.C. when Pompeii, Stabia and Herculaneum were destroyed and
buried in ashes, then others eleven eruptions there were, the last
one in 1944.
Now the volcano is quiet and a lot of excursions are
organized to go and see the grandeur, the majesty and the charm of
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