Italy is also a place for three big active volcanoes viz Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli. Though there are many other dormant or inactive volcanoes in Italy these three volcanoes are said to be quite active these days. In fact there is no particular pattern of eruption in Mount Etna. Since 1600 AD there were 60 known flank eruptions and a number of other summit eruptions. These eruptions made the soil highly fertile and you can see agriculture flourishing in these areas. It is also a hot tourist spot nowadays. Vesuvius is close to city of Naples. It is considered as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world as the eruptions are highly acidic and explosive. But still around 3 million people live around this volcano! Stromboli is actually a small island in Tyrrhenian Sea with a volcano. It is less dangerous as eruptions are of small scale. Due to bright eruptions caused by this volcano this island is also known as “The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”.