Vesuvius tours

vesuvius tours – Since its first eruption in 79 AD, when it buried the towns and inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius has dominated the lives of those who live on the Bay of Naples, its brooding bulk forming a stately backdrop to the ever-growing settlements that group around its lower slopes. There have been more than a hundred eruptions over the years (see box opposite), and the people who live here still fear the reawakening of the volcano, and with good cause – scientists calculate it should erupt every thirty years or so, and it hasn’t since 1944. It’s carefully monitored, of course, and there is apparently no reason to expect any movement for some time.

We will reach Mount Vesuvius where, after a walk of about thirty minutes you will admire the crater and the Bay of Naples. Even the shape of the crater changed because of the explosion, but the volcano is still there, active and attractive, fertile and fatal, mysteriously impressive.

The only active volcano in mainland Europe, Mount Vesuvius dominates the Bay of Naples from almost wherever you stand, a huge and menacing presence that overlooks the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. The crater and summit have changed with almost every eruption, and it’s likely that the profile of
Vesuvius you’re looking at now is nothing like the one the ancients would have seen.
It’s almost the classic volcano shape, but not quite, owing to the fact that its main summit and caldera – Monte Somma – was blown off in an earlier eruption and is now separated from the current summit by a five-kilometre-wide valley. The main summit today is 1281m high, and the crater 650m wide and 230m deep, and it’s this that you.

You Can Expect from this tour

On the way up to the Vesuvius could see the wonderful view overlooking the Gulf of Naples, the guide will explain all the features and history of Vesuvius. It ‘was an eruption of Vesuvius that buried the city of Pompeii. Arriving at the summit of the crater you will make a long walk of 1.5 hours that will take you to the mouth of the volcano, always accompanied by a specialized guide, you can see up close the mouth of the volcano from which emerged the fiery lava.
BUT ….. Do not fear the Vesuvius today loves us and protects us every day.

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