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Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore.
It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc.
Vesuvius consists of a large cone partially encircled by the steep rim of a summit caldera, caused by the collapse of an earlier and originally much higher structure.
Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
It is very easy to reach Mount Vesuvius. Take the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento train Station (check the timetable here) and get off in Pompeii. Buses to Mount Vesuvius stop just outside the train station in Pompeii.
A great video showing the amazing time our students had during their field trip to Mt Vesuvius!
Thanks to Katie Spencer and Olivia Bellon for creating it!