Mount Vesuvius

Anyone fancy a hike to the top of an active stratovolcano that is considered one of the most dangerous in the world and you’ve just learned destroyed a whole Roman city and everyone in it? Anyone? No? Undeterred travelers who prize the thrills of clambering up a smoking caldera will push on and join the trail to the top. It’s not an easy climb. Wiggling through pine forests and up scree slopes, it eventually tops out on the crater rim. There, needless to say, the views are simply divine.

Anyone fancy a hike to the top of an active stratovolcano that is considered one of the most dangerous in the world and you’ve just learned destroyed a whole Roman city and everyone in it? Anyone? No? Undeterred travelers who prize the thrills of clambering up a smoking caldera will push on and join the trail to the top. It’s not an easy climb. Wiggling through pine forests and up scree slopes, it eventually tops out on the crater rim. There, needless to say, the views are simply divine.

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