6 Ancient Volcanoes to Visit in Europe

Volcanic mountains have been there for as long as the planet has been in existence. Civilizations have been built around volcanic mountains and also been destroyed by the mountains, an example of this is the Pompeii City in ancient Rome. Volcanic mountains currently act as tourist attractions and many people spend a lot of money to visit some of the most famous mountains in the world. In this article, we will look at 5 of Europe’s top volcanic mountains that you can visit. 1. Puy de Dome, France Located in the Auvergne region in France, this range of volcanic mountains has had no activity for seven thousand years. Surrounding the mountain, there are lava cones, domes, hot water springs and lakes making the area look scenic and beautiful. It is worth noting that the region surrounding the mountain is the largest volcanic area in Europe. 2. Mount Vesuvius, Italy The volcano last erupted in 1944 and it’s the most popular in Europe. Its altitude is 1281 metres above sea level and is situated within Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio National Park.… Read more “6 Ancient Volcanoes to Visit in Europe”

Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian. General Characteristics. The Appalachian system extends from the northeast to the southwest over 2000 kilometers within Canada and the United States. Crossing its main part of the southern half of the temperate zone, in the south enters the subtropics. It is characterized by medium-altitude relief, significant erosion dissection, an abundance of minerals, water resources, as well as forests rich in species composition. The foothills of the Appalachians are densely populated, their natural landscapes are significantly modified by man. Rivers crossing the mountain system are important paths connecting the interior of the United States with the Atlantic coast. In the north, the Appalachians are adjacent to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the ridges of these mountains enter the Gaspé and Nova Scotia peninsulas. They are separated from the Laurentian Upland by the wide valley of the St. Lawrence River. The Rdirondak Mountains, located between the St. Lawrence Valley and the Lakes of Ontario, also belong to this part of the Appalachians. By structure, they belong to the Canadian Shield, but throughout the whole complex of landscapes – to the… Read more “Appalachian Mountains”