Italy is the birthplace of volcanology. Mt Etna has the world's longest period of documented eruptions. Many of the eruptions of Etna, Stromboli, Vulcano, and Vesuvius were recorded by the Greek and Romans thousands of years ago.
Pompeii, near Mt Vesuvius, was destroyed by an eruption of Vesuvius, is one of Italy's greatest tourist attractions.
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