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Bologna Near the Apennine Mountains, Italy

44.4N 11.3E

January 8th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Italy - December 29th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows urban areas in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Visible near the right edge is the city of Bologna, the capital city of the region. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, which are visible in the lower part of the image.

More specifically, Bologna is located in the Padana Plains, at the foot of the Apennines, between the Reno and Savena river valleys. The provincial territory stretches out from the western edge of the Padana Plains on the border with Ferrara to the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, ranging from 29 meters above sea level in the suburb of Corticella and 54m downtown to 300 meters above sea level in Sabbiuno and the Colle della Guardia, and 1945 meters above sea level at Corno alle Scale.

Snow Atop the Alps and Apennines, Italy

45.5N 10.0E

January 24th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Italy - January 24th, 2011

Snow rests on the peaks of the Alps, bordering northern Italy, Switzerland and France. The valley of the River Po, below the towering mountains, is snow free.

Snow can also be seen atop the Apennine Mountains, creating an almost rectangular white shape that crosses the image diagonally from the center to the right edge. The white powder coats the crests of the mountains on the island of Corsica (bottom center, belonging to France), as well.

Also visible at the foot of the Alps is Lake Garda, in Italy near the top center. To the west, on the other side of the mountains, is Lake Geneva, in Switzerland. Both lakes appear dark blue in color.

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