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Mount Vesuvius. Simulated 3D high-altitude panoramic view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, Italy, viewed from the west. Image based on Landsat satellite images and detailed digital terrain data. The area is densely populated, with Vesuvius towering above the large city of Naples. The towns of Sorrento, Amalfi and Salerno line the peninsula to the south (right). To the north (left) lie the volcanic craters of the Phlegraean Fields.
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