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Apennine Mountains and Lakes of Italian Peninsula – October 14th, 2010

43.1N 12.0E

October 14th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - August 27th, 2010

This thumbnail image focuses on central Italy, from the Adriatic (above) to the Tyrrhenian (below) Seas. The ridges of the Apennine Mountains can be seen running down the middle of the peninsula, dark green in color.

In the full image, most of the Italian Peninsula, as well as the nearby islands of Corsica (France), and Sardinia and Sicily (Italy), can be seen.

In the thumbnail, several lakes can be observed, northwest of Rome, which appears as a grey area by the Tyrhennian shores of the peninsula. The lakes are Lake Bracciano (closest to Rome), Lake Bolsena (northwest of the former) and Lake Trasimeno (green, further inland).

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