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An earthquake in AD62, which shook Pompeii and damaged many buildings, was merely a rpelude to the tragic day in AD79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the town in 6m of pumice and ash. When serious excavation began in 1748, a city petrified in time was revealed.
Capital of Campania, Naples is one of the few European cities of the ancient world that has never been completely destroyed. Founded by Greeks, it was embellished and enlarged by the Romans and became, in subsequent centuries, the much prized booty of foreign invaders and imperialists.
With Mount Vesuvius on one side and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida on the other, today Naples is chaotic yet spectacular, sprawling noisily and dirtily around the Bay of Naples. Pompeii and Herculaneum, lying in the shadow of the volcano that overcame them, contain the most revealing Roman ruins in Italy. Further south is the splendid, rugged Amalfi Coast, home to gemlike villages such as Positano, perched on the steep ledges leading down to the Gulf of Salerno.
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