“…when the sun burst through the morning mists and fired this tinted magnificence, it topped imperial Vesuvius like a jeweled crown!” – Mark Twain – The Innocents Abroad
Planet Earth is just like a human being – when it becomes angry it gets to shout its mouth off!
On the next day we were back on the road with a half day trip to nearby Mount Vesuvius which is an active stratovolcano situated to the east of Naples. I am being deliberately specific here because what that means technically and geologically is that it is a tall, conical shaped volcano composed of many layers of hardened lava and volcanic ash laid down over the centuries by all of the many previous eruptions.
Or, if you don’t like Vesuvius here are some other Volcano Visits: