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Italy, from Naples to the Gargano Peninsula

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August 2nd, 2009 Category: Lakes, Volcanoes

Italy - July 26th, 2009

Italy - July 26th, 2009

This coast-to-coast image of Italy reaches from Naples on the Tyrrhenian Sea (below) to the Gargano Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea (above).

Of particular interest near Naples are Mount Vesuvius, located slightly inland in the center of the Gulf of Naples coastline, and various offshore islands including Ischia (left) and Capri (right) at either end of the gulf.

Moving across to the other coast, of note on the Gargano Peninsula are Lake Lesina  (left) and Lake Varano (right) along the northwestern shoreline. Greenish sediments framing the coastline highlight the thin strip of land and dunes separating the two lakes from the sea.

The Coastline of Italy in and around the Gulf of Naples

March 8th, 2009 Category: Snapshots, Volcanoes

Naples, Italy - February 26th, 2009

Naples, Italy - February 26th, 2009

Both Italy’s western coastline along the Mediterranean Sea and its eastern shore along the Adriatic are visible here.

The Adriatic coast (above), only partially visible below the clouds, shows a green algal bloom. Further south, some of the peaks of the Apeninnes are capped by snow.

Below, the Mediterranean shoreline is very clear, with almost no clouds and only a slight algal bloom above the Gulf of Naples.

The islands of Ischia (left) and Capri (right) can be seen offshore. Just inland, Mount Vesuvius rises near the gulf, between Naples and Salerno.