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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.

Bologna at the Foot of the Apennine Mountains, Italy – January 4th, 2010

44.4N 11.3E

January 4th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

Italy - November 30th, 2009

Italy - November 30th, 2009

Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, in the Po Valley (Pianura Padana in Italian) of Northern Italy. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, more specifically, between the Reno River and the Savena River.

This orthorectified image shows the contrast between the flat Po Valley and the crests of the Apennines. With regards to weather and temperature, Bologna experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) characteristic of Northern Italy’s inland plains, with very hot summers and cold and humid winters.

Northern Italy: Rivers, Cities, Mountains – July 2nd, 2009

44.6N 10.9E

July 2nd, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Italy - June 11th, 2009

Italy - June 11th, 2009

The River Po runs in a wavy black line across the top edge of this orthorectified, projected ASAR image of northern Italy.

Below, another straighter, lighter line bisects the image: the motorway connecting four Italian cities. These populated areas appear as rounded white patches, and are, from left to right, Parma, Reggio nell’Emilia, Modena and Bologna.

South of those cities are the peaks of the Apennines, occupying most of the lower half of the image. In the full image, the cities of Prato (center right) and Pistoia (center left) are visible at the bottom edge, at the foot of the range.

Snowfall in Northern Italy

January 12th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Snow in northern Italy - January 12th, 2009

Snow in northern Italy - January 12th, 2009

Detail of cities surrounded by snow

Detail of cities surrounded by snow

Northern Italy has received much snowfall over the last week.

The Alps, to the North, are snow capped, as are the Apennines, running southward.

The lowlands between the two mountain ranges are also covered by snow, with the River Po running between them.

In the first image detail, cities such as  Turin, Milan, Parma, Modena and Bologna can be seen as dark grey circles amidst the snow.

The second image detail gives a closer look at the white peaks of the Alps.

Close-up of snowfall over the Alps

Close-up of snowfall over the Alps

For other articles regarding snowfall over the Alps, please click here.

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