Historical-environmental model of Vesuvius

On the model of the Vesuvius and the surrounding territory (scale 1:17000), four themes are represented to illustrate the anthropic and natural phenomena that characterize the National Park:

VULCANIC ACTIVITIES, a brief introduction describes the characteristics and formation of the volcano and on a time scale the main periods of activity; the next screen allows to see on the model the trend and characteristics of the main effusive eruptions occurred after 1631.

URBANIZATION, the model illustrates the progressive urban expansion at the foot of Vesuvius, in particular in the last 50 years, and how it has gone to cover the territories crossed by the lava and altitudes closer and closer to the crater, increasing the risk related to volcanic activity.

USE OF SOIL, maps representing land use transformations are projected on the model to understand how man interacts with ecosystems and natural resources, altering their dynamics, and how agricultural crops and the use of environmental and natural assets are replaced.

THE PATHS, on the model are displayed and described the paths built within the perimeter of the Park and their main natural features.