a cold morning @ 10:16:09. Mount Vesuvius (in Italian Monte Vesuvio
and in Latin Mons Vesuvius) is a stratovolcano east of Naples, Italy.
It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within
the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting.
Mount Vesuvius is on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometres (six miles) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is conspicuous in the beautiful landscape presented by that bay, when seen from the sea, with Naples in the foreground.The height of the main cone has been constantly changed by eruptions but presently is 1,281 m (4,202 ft). Monte Somma is 1,149 m (3,770 ft) high, separated from the main cone by the valley of Atrio di Cavallo, which is some 3 miles (5 km) long. The slopes of the mountain are scarred by lava flows but are heavily vegetated, with scrub at higher altitudes and vineyards lower down. Vesuvius is still regarded as an active volcano, although its current activity produces little more than steam from vents at the bottom of the crater. (source: Wilkpedia)
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see also: wordsmith.org/words/vesuvian.html