Italy - Mount Vesuvius - Volcano - 1

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The Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples - just south east of Naples. Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 where the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried. Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. On the day of our visit the volcano was covered in low hanging clouds - obstructing the magnificent view of Napoli.    
   
 Napoli - Naples

Looking up at the footpath that leads to the top of Mount Vesuvius.

Looking up at the footpath that leads to the top of Mount Vesuvius.
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Looking down into the crater of Mount Vesuvius.
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Some of the landscape just next to Mount Vesuvius.

Some of the landscape just next to Mount Vesuvius.
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Some of religious icons at the top of Mount Vesuvius.

Some of religious icons at the top of Mount Vesuvius.
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The sign that indicates the start of the footpath that leads to the top of Mount Vesuvius.

The sign that indicates the start of the footpath that leads to the top of Mount Vesuvius.
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Volcanic ashes, rubble and stones at the Mount Vesuvius.

Volcanic ashes, rubble and stones at the Mount Vesuvius.
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