Geographical Setting and Natural Features
The cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum are situated on the western coast of Italy in the Bay of Naples and are part of the region known as Campania. Perhaps the most significant geographical feature within this region is the volcano, Mt Vesuvius. For a comprehensive overview of the geographical landscapes of modern and ancient Campania browse the mapping project undertaken by the University of Massachusetts.
Below is a collection of resources, ranging from encyclopedic entries, useful websites and scholarly articles relating to the geography and landscape of Mt Vesuvius and its surrounding areas.