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The mighty Vesuvius

Danger always attracts people, so perhaps that's why active volcanoes are so popular and are such big tourist magnets. Maybe the most dangerous one on the European mainland is Vesuvius, famous for its eruption in 79 AD, which swept away Pompeii.

Vesuvius is located 9 km east of Naples, where around 3 million people live. If you explore the Campania region in Italy, climbing Vesuvius is a must. The chance to walk around the crater of an active volcano is a thrilling experience.

It seems that the crater attracts not only tourists but clouds too, which make the magnificent view of the Gulf of Naples mystical and shifting. It is breathtaking indeed to see Naples, the sea and islands from 1,280 m in height amongst floating clouds. This is an extremely beautiful sight but you must see it to believe it, so pack your suitcase and hit the road.


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