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Italy, from Naples and Mount Vesuvius to the Gargano Peninsula

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May 17th, 2010 Category: Volcanoes

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

The city of Naples (Italian: Napoli), capital of the region of Campania in southern Italy, is visible along the coast of the Bay of Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the lower part of this image. Above, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, the Gargano Peninsula can be seen as well.

Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields. Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a stratovolcano located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. Here, white clouds hover above its peak.

Roccamonfina Volcano, Italy

December 28th, 2008 Category: Volcanoes

Roccamonfina Volcano, Italy - December 9th, 2008

Roccamonfina Volcano, Italy - December 9th, 2008

The extinct volcano Roccamonfina, which was active between 630,000 and 50,000 years ago, is found in Campania, Italy, between Rome and Naples.

Inside the caldera, two volcanic cones are visible: Mount Santa Croce and Mount Lattani.

Moving to the coast, the city of Gaeta can be seen on the piece of land hooking outward into the sea. To its right is the city of Formia, and to its left, Sperlonga.

Offshore, currents in the Tyrrhenian Sea are visible, swirling west-southwestward.