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One of many great things to do in Naples: Climb the volcano and explore the excavations by Gazettr

For history lovers, no trip to Naples would be complete without a trip to Pompei and Vesuvius. The archaeological sites of the former, have remained firmly embedded in most people's memories since history class at school, whlle the sight of the latter towering over the bay has always held visitors spellbound.


Osservatorio Vesuviano
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The institute, which has monitored Vesuvius’ activity since 1841, has warned that the volcano could erupt any time between 20 and 200 years from now. The longer it lies dormant (the last eruption was in 1944), the greater the risk.
When the volcano does blow, scientists believe it will not ...

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Vesuvius is now a national park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. But of the 400,000 visitors who trek up to the rim of its cone and peer down into the depths of the crater 200 metres below, few currently stay to enjoy the wilder side of the volcano. The park ...

Scavi di Pompei
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Pompei had the good fortune (for posterity at any rate) of being overwhelmed by the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius. The ancient street plan is intact, the town still has its full complement of civic buildings, the houses still have their frescoed walls, and – thanks to painstaking work by ...

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