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Gulf of Naples
The Gulf of Naples is located off the southwestern coast of Italy. It is bordered on the North by the City of Naples, on the East by Mount Vesuvius, on the South by the Sorrentine Peninsula and its main town Sorrento, and opens on the West to the Mediterranean Sea. The islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida are located in the gulf. The area is an important tourist destination for Italy with the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum (destroyed in the A.D. 74 eruption of Vesuvius) nearby.
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