A Day in Pompeii

This is an animated film used to depict the eruption of volcano Vesuvius in August, 79 AD.   Image credit: Wikimedia Commons


Mount Vesuviusis a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. The two other major active volcanoes in Italy, Etna and Stromboli, are located on the islands of Sicily and Stromboli respectively.   Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

Italy, Pompeii map