Italy Volcanoes


Italy’s complex geological setting makes it a hotspot for volcanic activity. Situated near the convergence of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates, Italy hosts several active and dormant volcanoes. This subduction zone fuels the magmatic processes beneath the surface, generating the eruptions that characterize locations such as Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius, Stromboli, and the Phlegraean Fields. These volcanoes are primarily stratovolcanoes, known for their conical shapes and a history of both effusive and explosive eruptions.