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Vesuvio, Naples
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The only active volcano on the European mainland, Vesuvio is best known for its dramatic eruption in 79 CE, which led to the destruction of ancient cities Herculaneum and Pompeii. The volcano is now the centerpiece of a national park, established in 1995 to prevent further development in the area. The summit of the volcano is open to visitors, with a network of well-maintained paths around the mountain. An access road can get you to about 200 m (660 ft) from the summit (measured vertically), but after that access is on foot only. A spiral walkway leads up the final section of the climb, from the road to the rim of the crater. On a sunny day, you'll have sweeping views of the surrounding area, stretching all the way to the Bay of Naples. Make Vesuvio a centerpiece of your Naples vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Naples travel itinerary maker.
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  • I have traveled the world but a breathtaking so I saw her very rarely. Is something that is always in my heart nicked from the clutter of the parking lot and the mountains of rubbish on the streets to get
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  • Our 7 and 9 year olds managed the walk-up from the bus car park with ease and enjoyed the views from the top, of the crater and surrounding landscape. 
  • Source of life and death, from its bowels fumes, explosive projectiles and glowing rivers reap victims in their wake. At the same time superb quality breeding ground where any fruit or vegetable plays an unique flavour thanks to the nutrients naturally present in the soil. From the top you can admire a unique view in which it is easy to get lost and yearning in the incomparable beauty of the place. Known since antiquity has always been coveted territory for residences and characterized by silence broken only by the breath of "muntagna"
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