Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Mount Vesuvius

My dream is to see for myself the Mount Vesuvius (in italian il Vulcano Vesuvio), which is located on Italian Peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples, in the region of Campania. This volcano continues to be active and is classified as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Has a height of 1281 metres above sea level. In 1979 took place a volcanic eruption, during which were destroyed Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabiae. However the last great volcanic eruption was recorded in 1944. From ancient times the volcanic slopes were exploited economically. Until the present date, thanks to the fertile soils, are cultivated different varieties of plants, fruit and vegetables. 
The oldest vulcanological observatory (Osservatorio Vesuviano) is situated between Ercolano and Torre del Greco on the Valle del Salvatore. This observatory records 24 hours per day the seismic activity and earthquakes. The museum belonging to this observatory, you can watch exhibition of volcanologists achievements from the last 2000 years... I would very much like visit this place in the very near future! 
I hope that I will be able to follow my dream!


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