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Vesuvius

The only active volcano in Europe, this 4000 foot monster is hard to
ignore anywhere you are in the Bay of Naples area. Knowing that it
created the circumstances that has made Pompeii and Ercolano (Herculaneum)
the major tourist attractions they are today should inpire respect and awe.

At the crater rim, I noticed an occasional whiff of sulfur compounds.

(You can imagine our relief to read that "Parc Nazionale del Vesuvio is closed during eruptions.")

NOTE: The August 2007 issue of National Geographic has quite a sobering article about this volcano.
Vesuvius National Park
Vesuvius National Park
Climbing Out of Ercolano
Climbing Out of Ercolano
Vesuvius Road
Vesuvius Road
Yes, It'sTwo Way !
Yes, It'sTwo Way !
The Twisty Road Up
The Twisty Road Up
Peak of Vesuvius
Peak of Vesuvius
A Bit Tight?
A Bit Tight?
Old Lava Flow
Old Lava Flow
Vesuvius
Vesuvius
View off the Mountain
View off the Mountain
Old Lava Flow
Old Lava Flow
Foot Trail
Foot Trail
Looking Back
Looking Back
Near Summit
Near Summit
Crater Rim
Crater Rim
Crater
Crater
Looking Into Crater
Looking Into Crater
Crater
Crater
Crater Rim
Crater Rim
Downhill Hairpin
Downhill Hairpin