about 9 kilometers east of Naples. Its eruption in 79AD destroyed the Roman
cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Mozart and his father visited Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum on 18-19 June 1770. According to Leopold Mozart's letter of 9 June, even before their visit he had received from Frédéric Meuricoffre ‘a fine collection of Vesuvius lava - not the kind of lava that anyone can easily get hold of, but choice pieces with a description of the minerals that they contain and that are rare and hard to come by.’
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