After spending the previous day at Pompeii and having some amazing Pizza for dinner in Naples, we headed up to Mount Vesuvius. We took a bus to the entrance gate and then hiked the hour and a half round trip path up to, and around the crater. I really enjoyed getting outdoors and hiking again and we were blessed with perfect weather so the view was perfect.
It was a great experience to see the crater left by the previous eruptions of the mountain and the depth that the next eruption would have to overcome to once again rain down ash and lava on the surrounding area. Scientist say it will erupt violently again at some point, and I would not want to be around when that happens.