Photos from July 2005 (The Grand Tour: Italy's Volcanoes)
Bathroom in an Ancient Roman house (Herculaneum)
Violent fumarole (the "Bocca Grande") in the Solfatara crater
Sulphate deposits around fumaroles in the Solfatara crater
The Serapide, an Ancient Roman marketplace in Pozzuloli.
The Monte Nuovo crater (1538 eruption) of the Campi Flegrei
Tuff formation at Capo Miseno and the Gulf of Pozzuoli
Beach near Capo Miseno
Pompeii and Vesuvius
On the way up Stromboli volcano
Eruption from Stromboli (Photo: R Quireynes)
Coffee break (Naples)
Pyroxene crystals from the 1944 eruption of Vesuvius
Mud bath at Vulcano island
Light Italian lunch...
Ruins of the Roman town of Herculaneum
Detail of a pillar at Herculaneum
Break on a viewpoint towards the Sciara del Fuoco (Stormboli)
View down onto Stromboli village
Strombolis craters at sunset
Little harbour at Ginostra village (Stromboli)
Carbonized wood remains inside ash and pumice deposits from a Medieval volcanic eruption on Lipari
Sulphur deposits at Vulcano
Tiny crzstallized gas bubbles in obsidian (black volcanic glass) from Lipari
Bread-crust bomb from the 1888 eruption of Vulcano
On the crater rim of Etna
Looking down into the W pit of Bocca Nuova (Etna)
Hiking towards the Voragine crater (Etna)
The (temporarily) sealed crater floor of the Bocca Nuova E pit
Descending a volcanic ash slope is fun...!
The basalt gorge of the river Alcantara near Etna
View of Etna volcano from Taormina
Dikes on Etna volcano
Walking on a frozen lava pond (1991 eruption)
Surface of rare pahoehoe formations at Etna
Dikes inside the Valle del Bove (Etna volcano)
Boat trip around Stromboli island
On the boat in front of the Sciara del Fuoco (Stromboli)
View from Stromboli village
Fumaroles and gas from Etna´s crater
Last sunrays on Etna`s top
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Dallol hot springs
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Igneous or magmatic rocks
: The most primitive rock type forms when magma (molten rock) solidifies - either inside the earth (plutonic rocks) or during volcanic eruptions (volcanic rocks). A short overview.
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