Mount Vesuvius is about six miles east of Naples, a short distance from the shore. It creates a beautiful landscape wit the bay and Naples tucked below. Vesuvius is best known for the eruption in AD79 that lead to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the death of as many as 25,000 people. At this excavation site, a flourishing civilization, buried in volcanic ash has been brought to life again through its temples, monuments mosaics and local artisans, giving you a glimpse into the lives of its former residents.

Be sure to allow yourself free time in Naples for people-watching, shopping or lunch at a cafe. You may wish to try a slice of pizza; after all it was invented in Naples!

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