Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano located in southern Italy. Vesuvius is one of the most famous volcanoes in the world. In Italy there are three active volcanoes.
Vesuvius is considered the most dangerous volcano in the world. With its geological history explains the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. 24 August, 79 these cities were buried under tons of volcanic ash. All is described more than eighty significant eruptions of Vesuvius. The last happened in 1944, the eruption caused damage to the towns of San Sebastiano and Massa, and killed 57 people.
The area around the volcano was declared a National Park of the Vesuvius. This is an active tourist center. Annually to the ruins of Pompeii, a listed world heritage site, attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. On the top of the volcano Vesuvius in the height of 1281 meters leads the tourist route, breaking which you will be awarded with fantastic views of the Bay of Naples.