Bay of Naples is located off the southwestern coast of
Italy (province of Naples, Campania region). It opens
to the west into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered
on the north by the cities of Naples and Pozzuoli, on
the east by Mount Vesuvius, and on the south by the Sorrentine
Peninsula and its main town Sorrento; the Peninsula separates
it from the Gulf of Salerno.
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. 79 eruption
of Vesuvius) nearby.