Map of National Emergency Planning for Vesuvius

The map indicates the red and yellow zones, as provided in the National Emergency Plan for Volcanic Risk for Vesuvius. The Directive of the Prime Minister defined the red zone on February 14, 2014, and the yellow zone was approved by the Directive of the Prime Minister on November 16, 2015.

The red zone covers an area exposed to the possible invasion of pyroclastic flows, which are the most dangerous phenomena for humans due to their high temperatures and speed. This area is also subject to a high risk of building roof collapse due to the accumulation of pyroclastic deposits, such as volcanic ash and lapilli. It is, therefore, the area for which preventive evacuation, in case of a potential eruption, is the only measure to safeguard the population. The red zone consists of the territories of 25 municipalities in the provinces of Naples and Salerno.

The yellow zone is the area that would be exposed to significant volcanic ash fallout during an eruption. Because of the ash accumulation, temporary evacuations of the population living in buildings made vulnerable or difficult to access might be necessary. The yellow zone covers the territories of 63 municipalities and three districts of the City of Naples.

Waiting areas are the areas from which, in case of a declaration of "alarm," buses of the Campania Region will depart to drive citizens to meeting areas outside the red zone.

Meeting areas are those outside the red zone from which citizens who choose assisted transportation (via bus, train, ship) will reach the Regions and Autonomous Provinces twinned with their Municipalities.

To know if you live, work or reside in the red or yellow zone, type your address in the search bar at the top right of the map. By clicking on the location identified, you will find more information on what is provided for your area by the Civil Protection plan: waiting area, meeting area, means of transport, Region or Autonomous Province twinned with your municipality and rules of conduct.

By clicking on the symbols representing the waiting areas in blue and the meeting areas in green, it is possible to read further information. By clicking on the corresponding item in the information box, it is possible to check the information related to the areas (waiting or meeting areas) and the associated locations. Concerning the meeting areas, means of transportation provided for assisted removal are also shown.

From the "Manage layers" button, at the top left, it is possible to select and manage the information displayed on the map, hiding, centering or raising the opacity of each "layer" or information layer related to the intervention area or in teh restricted intervention area. In addition, with the "Base map" feature, you can change the background map (which by default is OpenStreetMap).

Finally, inside the map, in the upper right corner, there are two buttons, "Measure distances and areas" and "Print," which enable you to take measurements on the map and print it. Here is available all the documentation about the items displayed on the map.