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Gulf of Naples
Gulf of Naples

The Gulf of Naples is located off the southwestern coast of Italy. It is bordered on the North by the City of Naples, on the East by Mount Vesuvius, on the South by the Sorrentine Peninsula and its main town Sorrento, and opens on the West to the Mediterranean Sea. The islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida are located in the gulf. The area is an important tourist destination for Italy with the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum (destroyed in the A.D. 79 eruption of Vesuvius) nearby. Download high resolution version (1514x988, 158 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1514x988, 158 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Location within Italy Naples (Italian Napoli, Neapolitan Napule, from Greek Νέα Πόλις - Néa Pólis - meaning New City) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania Region. ... Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′ N 14°26′ E. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland, although it is not currently erupting. ... Sorrentine Peninsula is located in Southern Italy. ... Sorrento is the name of many cities and towns: Sorrento,_Italy Sorrento,_Florida, United States of America Sorrento, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sorrento, suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Australia Sorrento, Hong Kong, the largest residential development on Kowloon Station This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Satellite image Map of the Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ... The island of Capri near Naples, Italy. ... The island of Ischia near Naples, Italy. ... View of Corricella from Cape Pizzaco. ... The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus). ... Ruins in Pompeii The city of Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many smaller places around the Bay of Naples, were Roman municipalities destroyed during an eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. The eruption was described by Pliny the Younger (see below), whose uncle Pliny the Elder died... Herculaneum (modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town of the Italian region of Campania. ... AD79 Events June 23 - Titus succeeds his father Vespasian as Roman emperor. ... Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′N 14°26′ E. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland, although it is not currently erupting. ...


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