Vesuvius National Park

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Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio
IUCN category II (national park)
Punta del Nasone, Mount Somma.jpg
A view in the park
Location of Vesuvius
Nearest cityTorre del Greco
CoordinatesCoordinates: 40°49′01″N 14°25′37″E / 40.817°N 14.427°E / 40.817; 14.427
Area72.59 km2 (28.03 sq mi)
EstablishedJune 5, 1995
Governing bodyMinistero dell'Ambiente

Vesuvius National Park (Italian: Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio) is an Italian national park centered on the active volcano Vesuvius, southeast from Naples. The park was founded on June 5, 1995 and covers an area of around 135 square kilometers all located within the Province of Naples.

It is centered on the active volcano and its most ancient (now inactive) crater, Monte Somma. It houses 612 vegetable species and 227 wildlife ones.

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External links[edit]

  • Pages by the Park Authority on
  • "The National Park". Vesuvioinrete.