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Mount Vesuvius is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Naples in southern Italy, at an altitude of 1281 meters. The violent eruption in 79 AD destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum nearby. Now the volcano and the ancient city have become famous tourist attractions in Italy. Mount Vesuvius erupted many times after that eruption. The last time was in 1944. A huge volcanic cone was formed. The crater was 600 meters in diameter and about 300 meters deep, in a semi-dormant state. To visit the volcano, it takes half an hour to climb from the bottom of the mountain to the crater. There is a fence around the crater that visitors can watch. The plank road is only built half a distance from the crater. The crater is charred black with white smoke at the bottom. Out.

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Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano on the Apennine Peninsula. It was formed by the collision of the Eurasian plate and the African plate. It once destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii when it erupted in 79 AD and is currently dormant. This volcano has erupted many times, so it is also one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. You can climb Vesuvius on foot, follow the slope of the volcanic rock to the crater, and in about 20-30 minutes you can go up to the top to see the crater. Because of the high altitude and the high wind speed of the mountain pass, you need to hold the railing when you reach the top. There is a special bus from Pompeii to Mount Vesuvius. The journey takes about an hour. There is a ticket office to Mount Vesuvius at the entrance of Pompeii Railway Station, and the departure point is also at the entrance of the railway station. There are not many buses, and there is usually a train on time. After the car passed through the Vesuvius National Forest Park, it stopped halfway up the mountain and had to change to a car specially used for climbing, and then changed to walking, and climbed along the handrail to the crater.
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