GULF OF NAPLES|
Visit the excavations of Pompeji and Herculaneum in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius! Nearby there's the volcanic area of the "Phlegraen Fields".
Mt. Etna, which rises to more than 3300 metres, is the highest active volcano of Europe. It's like a "throne" high above the city of Catania. A date with Madame Pélé...
Vulcano, Hephaistos' forge. This island is the eponym of all volcanoes. Brimstone as far as you can see! A really bizarre world, but in a way perfect, too.
Stromboli is called the "lighthouse of the Tyrrenean Sea". In the night you can see lava fountains of several hundred meters hight. It's easy to be addicted to this little paradise.
Apart from active volcanoes there's so much more to discover on the Eolean Islands. Huge quarries of pumice, colourful porcelain, fishing vessels offer just a taste. The picturesque side of Italy!
Colors, fjords and fountains - Iceland, the checkered islands in the northern atlantic ocean
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