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Vesuvius Volcano, Italy

From series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
One of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world is Mount Vesuvius located in Italy, in the immediate vicinity of Naples. More than three million people live close to it. In the case of another eruption, all of them may be in a great danger. The great eruption of Vesuvius was famous in ancient times. In 79 AD, the volcano destroyed two cities of Ancient Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Vesuvius Volcano, Italy The eruption that happened in ancient times was described as a real apocalypse. Within hours, cities located near the volcano were hidden under a layer of ash. The sun was completely blocked by clouds of volcanic dust. The darkness reigned over the ancient Roman city. The massive eruption resulted in the formation of the caldera of incredible size, which is about 15 km in diameter. People have been watching the activity of Vesuvius for hundreds of years. According to historical data, it has erupted 80 times over the last 2 000 years.

One of the most recent devastating eruptions occurred in 1805, when lava flows have destroyed a significant part of Naples. The disaster claimed the lives of 26 000 people. Over the long history, Vesuvius activity have formed the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the immediate vicinity. This outstanding natural attraction was a magnet for visitors back in the 17th century. In the late 19th century, a funicular was built on the slopes of the volcano. The vehicle brought people to the volcano’s vent. However, it was destroyed during the next eruption in 1944. Currently, it’s possible to get to the crater of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world only using pedestrian path. Next - Etna Volcano

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ATM bankomat: 'Banco Di Napoli S.P.A.' located in 5.25 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Segway Campania Partenosegway' is located in 5.52 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Eco Trading Area Srl' in 4.99 km
Supermarket: 'Izzo Costabile Ciro' in 3.83 km
Parking: 'Parcheggio Somma Malacasa' in 5.41 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Dello Ioio Dott Eugenio' in 4.6 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione Ottaviano' in 5.38 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Ristorante Douce Atmosphere' in 2.1 km
Railway station: 'Via S.Antonio' in 5.39 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Capodichino Airport NAP - in 13 km
 »  Salerno Airport QSR - in 46 km
 »  Gino Lisa Airport FOG - in 115 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 180 km
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 187 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Vesuvius Volcano

Tenuta Le Fornacelle

Located in 3 km from Vesuvius Volcano
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Rooms: 4
The rooms are elegant, colourful and rustic style. Each is provided with a wrought-iron bed an en suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer. … More: photo, rates and booking
Il Lapillo

Located in 4 km from Vesuvius Volcano
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Rooms: 3
Modern-style rooms at the Lapillo all feature a balcony, and have light wooden furniture. They include a fridge and TV, and some have a hydromassage … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 5 km from Vesuvius Volcano
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Rooms: 1
Villa Vesuviana

Located in 6 km from Vesuvius Volcano
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Rooms: 3

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

0 km - Vesuvio
Vesuvius volcano situated in the immediate vicinity of Naples is the most important natural landmark of world importance. Its height is 1,281 meters. The structure of the volcano is very interesting; it features three nested cones. Inner third cone is temporary and …
Positano Village
21 km - Positano Village
Several beautiful villages can be found in Italy, and the charming Positano is among them  The main attraction of this colorful town is the church of Santa Maria Assunta that stores the religious relic that is known to the whole world - the icon of the black Madonna. …
Volcano Campi Flegrei
24 km - Volcano Campi Flegrei
Volcano Campi Flegrei has placed not far from Napoli. The caldera diameter is 13 kilometers. If once this volcano erupts, the largest part of Europe will be wiped off the map. The area of the volcano active plate is about 100 square meters. The magma goes quite close …
Amalfi Coast
25 km - Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast since 1997 is also a world heritage site. This region attracts with the natural sightseeing and the unique architecture. There is placed a world-known colourful Positiano Village. It was built at the edge of the mountain. Also, it is possible to get to the …
28 km - Baiae
From the series 'Famous Sunken Towns'

The Italian city of Baiae has very unusual fate. Once it has occupied the picturesque coastal territory of the Bay of Naples. It has gone under water as a result of volcanic activity centuries ago. Even today Baiae is synonymous with corruption and indolence, as …
Royal Palace of Caserta
29 km - Royal Palace of Caserta
Royal Palace in Caserta is the largest building of the 18th century in Europe. That’s why it deserves a lot of touristic and architectural attention. The palace is covering an area of about 245 000 m2. There have placed 1200 rooms. It is unbelievable but the palace …

Top destination around Vesuvius Volcano - Naples

The San Giorgio Maggiore church stands next to the palace. The church is among most significant religious landmarks of the city. The first religious building on its place was erected as far back as in the 5th century. In the 17th century the church was totally reconstructed and since that time the building has not survived any scale renovation. The ancient Camaldoli Monastery is a must visit place for the city guests.
The monastery was established in the 16th century and is located on a high hill. The territory of the monastery features several spacious well equipped observation terraces performing a vibrant view over the city. The same important historical landmark is the Cappella dei Sansevero. The chapel was built in 1590 and served as funeral chapel for the members of Sangro family. In the 18th century the chapel was reconstructed and renovated and today it is one of the most interesting museums of the city displaying a collection of religious statues.

The Naples National Archeological Museum will be of great interest for each and every traveler. The museum was established in the 18th century. It keeps one of the richest archeological collections in Italy. A part of the collection consists of the articles discovered during the dig of Pompeii and other Ancient Rome cities. Dramatic art admirers will also find numerous spots of interest in Naples.
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