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  • Italian Volcanoes

    Italy is the only country in mainlan Europe to contain active volcanoes. In fact Italy is a rather volcanically active country. In the past 100 years there have been three different volcanoes that have erupted. Mount Etna located in Sicily is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Stromboli, which is one of the eight Aeolian Islands off the north coast of Sicily, is another volcano that is constantly active with only minor eruptions. Probably the famous of the three active volcanoes is Mount Vesuvius near Naples. It last erupted in March of 1944 during World War II. Of the three active volcanoes Mount Vesuvius is considered the most dangerous in the world given its history for destruction and the fact that nearly 3 million people live in close proximity to the volcano. There are over 20 volcanoes throughout Italy. The resources below will introduce you to these volcanoes and wher ethey are located in Italy.

    Get a brief description and some facts about this volcano located in the Aeolian Islands.

    Campi Flegrei
    Includes an introduction and a look at the eruptive history of this volcano.

    Colli Albani
    Also known as the Alban Hills this volcano is located on the outskirts of Rome.

    View pictures and facts of this volcano, which is also located in the Aeolian Islands.

    Read information on this volcano located off the Gulf of Naples.

    Linosa volcano is located in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia.

    This includes a history of the volcano, which is located in the Aeolian Islands, and a geological map.

    Monte Albano
    This dormant volcano is located just southeast of Rome.

    Monte Amiata
    Learn more about Monte Amiata located in the Tuscany region of Italy.

    Monte Cimino
    Learn more about one of Italy's oldest volcanos.

    Mount Etna
    Mount Etna is Europe's highest active volcano and mythological times it is the home to Cyclops and Vulcan, the god of fire.

    Mt. Vesuvius
    This is probably the most famous volcano in the world and it also happens to be the only active volcano located on the mainland of Europe.

    Mt. Vulture
    Inactive volcano located in the Basilicata region of Italy.

    Currently this page gives you a picture and lists facts about the volcano.

    This Web page gives you the geological history of this volcano located to the south west of Sicily.

    Gives you a brief description of this volcano, which is located 60 km northwest of Naples.

    This Web page gives you a general overview of the Sabatini volcano.

    This Web page offers you pictures and information about one of the many volcanoes in the Aeolian Islands.

    A great site to get information on the current activity and events of Stromboli and much more.

    If you haven't reached your limit yet then click on over to learn more about this volcano.

    View beautiful pictures and get information on this southernmost volcano of the Aeolian Islands.

    Read about Vulsini located in the Lazio region of Italy.


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