The only active volcano in mainland Italy, Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
That eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5 miles, spewingmolten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by theHiroshima bombing.
 An estimated 16,000 people died due to hydrothermalpyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus. Today you can hike up to the top of the cone and enjoy a breath taking view of the the smoking creater and the most densely populated volcanic region in the world.
All of our vehicles are immaculately maintained, clean, non smoking Mercedes.
They have double air conditioning and plenty of leg room and luggage space.
All are fully insured and public licenced vehicles
Our drivers speak excellent English and guarantee a smooth, safe drive.
by Ciao, Dr Tony Smaldino and family
Ciao Pasquale! Karen, Jenna, Alyssa, and I would like to thank you for the greatest week that we have ever had. I cannot stop thinking about Italy. Most importantly, you made this trip so "warm". I feel like I was visiting relatives, not just spending a week on our own in Italy. My life here is so h... read more »
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