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Encyclopedia > San Sebastiano al Vesuvio

San Sebastiano al Vesuvio is a small village located on the western slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Its elevation means that it is often a few degrees cooler than the neighbouring metropolis of Naples. 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. ... Naples (Italian Napoli, Neapolitan Napule, from Greek Νέα Πόλις - Néa Pólis - meaning New City; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania Region and the Province of Naples. ...


It was destroyed in 1944 by the most recent eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the Allies' occupation of southern Italy. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Italian Campaign of World War II was the name of Allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war. ...


 
 

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