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Lake Garda at Foot of the Alps, Italy

45.5N 10.6E

November 29th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Italy - November 22nd, 2011

The Alps is one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west.

Visible at the foot of the Alps at the lower left is Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. The northern part of the lake is narrower, surrounded by mountains, the majority of which belong to the Gruppo del Baldo.

The shape is typical of a moraine valley, probably having been formed under the action of a Paleolithic glacier. Although traces of the glacier’s actions are evident today, in more recent years it has been hypothesized that the glacier occupied a previously existing depression, created by stream erosion 5 to 6 million years ago.

Lake Garda and Valleys Amidst the Peaks of the Alps, Italy

45.5N 10.6E

May 6th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

As winter ends and spring begins in the northern hemisphere, the snow in the valleys of the Italian Alps clears, making the green vegetation of these low-lying areas visible. The peaks of the mountains, on the other hand, remain white and snow-capped.

Also visible below the mountains is Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. It is located in the north of the country, about half-way between Venice and Milan. The northern part of this glacier-formed lake is narrower, surrounded by mountains, the majority of which belong to the Gruppo del Baldo.

Lake Garda and Mount Baldo, Italy

June 18th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Lake Garda, Italy - June 11th, 2009

Lake Garda, Italy - June 11th, 2009

Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, is located in the north of the country. The northern part of the lake is narrower, surrounded by mountains of the Italian Alps, the majority of which belong to the Gruppo del Baldo, also known as Mount Baldo.

The ridges of Mount Baldo and the rest of the Italian Alps are seen very clearly here as the image has been orthorectified, eliminating geometric distortion.

Mount Baldo’s ridge spans mainly northeast-southwest, and stretches for 40 km parallel to Lake Garda, which bounds it to the west.

Mount Baldo reaches its maximum elevation of 2,218 m at Valdritta, and its minimum elevation of 65 m by Lake Garda.

Lake Garda, Italy – March 11th, 2009

March 11th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Lake Garda, Italy - March 10th, 2009

Lake Garda, Italy - March 10th, 2009

Northern end of Lake Garda © Andreas Brandstetter

Northern end of Lake Garda

The outline of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, is unmistakeable at the foot of the snow-capped Italian Alps. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Venice and Milan.

It is in an alpine region and was formed by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. The main tributary is the Sarca river, while the only emissary is the Mincio River.

The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the south-east), Brescia (south-west), and Trento (north).

The northern part of the lake is narrower, surrounded by mountains, the majority of which belong to the Gruppo del Baldo. The shape is typical of a moraine valley, probably having been formed under the action of a Paleolithic glacier.

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