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"The sea seemed to roll back upon itself, and to be driven from its banks by the convulsive motion of the earth; it is certain at least the shore was considerably enlarged, and several sea animals were left upon it. On the other side, a black and dreadful cloud, broken with rapid, zigzag flashes, revealed behind it variously shaped masses of flame..."
–Pliny the Younger
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Mount Vesuvius is a single-tile impassable Natural Wonder available in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. It provides +1 Civ6Production Production to adjacent tiles. It is considered a Volcano (and a Mountain) in-game.

Discovering Mount Vesuvius grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.


Mount Vesuvius symbolizes the direction that Gathering Storm is heading for: a gameplay of risk versus reward. Yields from each eruption of this Wonder are very high, especially beneficial in the early game, but so does the damage that comes with it. The safe distance that allows you to benefit from the yields without having to worry about massive Citizen6 Population loss is 3 tiles away counting from the Wonder; however, you will not be able to utilize all 6 tiles surrounding the mountain. Therefore, you should settle within 2 tiles of it (by doing this, you can gain 3 precious Era Scores as well!) and deploy Liang with Reinforced Materials to prevent damages to your infrastructure.

If Rapa Nui also happens to be in the game, try your best to be its Suzerain, as the Moai will be invaluable when combined with Mount Vesuvius to aid you on your Civic track.

Civilopedia entryEdit

Perhaps most infamous for burying the city of Pompeii under approximately 15 feet of volcanic ash and debris in the year 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius is one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes. Though its last eruption was in 1944, the volcano continues to be closely monitored for any signs of activity that could endanger the 3 million people living nearby.

Towering over the City of Naples, this stratovolcano is a large cone surrounded by another steep semicircle – the remnants of an even older and larger volcano, Mount Somma.

As with most ancient and powerful natural sites, Vesuvius claims a long history of myth and legend. The ancient Romans associated the site with the demigod Hercules, and many believed the eruption was a sign of anger from the gods. In fact, the 79 AD eruption took place just after the festival of Vulcanalia, a celebration of the Roman fire god Vulcan.



Related achievementsEdit

Steam achievement And the Walls Kept Tumbling Down (Civ6)
And the Walls Kept Tumbling Down
Have your Roman city lose 6 population from one Vesuvius eruption
This is a quote from the song Pompeii by Bastille. It is a reference to the volcanic disaster in Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Wonders in Civilization VI

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station1Angkor WatApadanaBig BenBolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación1Chichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge2Great Bath2Great LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel BarkalKilwa Kisiwani1Kotoku-in1Machu Picchu2Mahabodhi TempleMausoleum at HalicarnassusMeenakshi Temple2Mont St. MichelOracleOrszágház2Oxford UniversityPanama Canal2PetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty1St. Basil's Cathedral1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal1Temple of Artemis1Terracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore2Venetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Chocolate Hills2Cliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch1Eye of the Sahara1Eyjafjallajökull3Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway3Gobustan2Great Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay3Ik-Kil2Kakadu4Lake Retba1Lysefjord3Mato Tipila2Matterhorn1Mount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima1Mount Vesuvius2Pamukkale2PantanalPinnacles4PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda2Torres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow1Uluru3Vinland4 YosemiteZhangye Danxia1

1: Added in Rise and Fall2: Added in Gathering Storm3: Requires DLC4: Specific scenario games only
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