Mount Vesuvius (it’s Monte Vesuvio in Italian) is less than six miles from the city of Naples, and it’s more than 4,200 feet tall – so it’s visible and prominent almost everywhere you go. The mountain looks like it’s got two peaks – the larger one is the part that’s still active, while the smaller one is the side of what used to be a much larger volcano before it collapsed thousands of years ago. The last major eruption was in 1944, which destroyed a few villages, and since then most of the volcanic activity is in the form of steam being released.
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