The origins of the name
Mount Vesuvius is located in the Gulf of Naples and is one of the most dangerous active, or rather at rest, volcanoes in the world.
The name Vesuvius has many origins. It is said it has Indo-European origins or that it was consecrated by the hero Hercules. The most accredited hypothesis, however, is that of a popular tradition according to which the name Vesuvius comes from the Latin “Vae Suis” which means “Woe to his own”, as the various eruptions occurred in the past were always preceded by catastrophic events for the city of Naples and the Campania region.