PHOTO: Trail to the Top of Mount Vesuvius

PHOTO: Trail to the Top of Mount Vesuvius

Cinder trail leading to the top of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, the volcano that erupted in 79 AD, burying Pompeii

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The big green buses of BusVia carry passengers halfway up Mount Vesuvius to the trail head, from which visitors must hike 20 minutes up this steep cinder path to reach the rim. The trail offers sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and the dense population corridor between Naples and Sorrento, which are threatened by the inevitable next eruption from the volcano that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD.

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