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Sediments in Gulf of Venice and Cities Along West Coast of Italian Peninsula

42.5N 12.5E

July 7th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments, Volcanoes

Italy - June 30th, 2010

Italy - June 30th, 2010

Clouds hang over the Apennine Mountains, the mountain chain running down the backbone of the Italian Peninsula. Other areas, such as the valley of the River Po to the north, are unobscured.

In the full image, sediments spilling from the Po Delta tinge the waters of the Adriatic Sea a greenish color. Sediments can also be seen north of the delta, in the Venetian Lagoon and Gulf of Venice.

On the western side of the peninsula, the cities of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius, and Rome, near Lake Bracciano, appear as greyish brown areas by the coast. Two other lakes can be observed near Rome: Lake Bolsena (northwest of Lake Bracciano) and Lake Trasimeno (greenish blue).

Sediments in the Gulf of Venice and the Istria Peninsula, in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia

45.3N 13.0E

January 31st, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Sediments line the shores of the Gulf of Venice, particularly along its western shores and where they flow forth from the River Po (lower left). The gulf borders modern day Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, and is at the far north of the Adriatic Sea between the delta of the Po river in northern Italy and the Istria peninsula in Croatia.

Istria (right) is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

The largest portion (89%) “Croatian Istria” (Hrvatska Istra), is further divided into two counties. The largest portion is Istria County in western Croatia. A small slice in the north lies in Slovenia and is commonly known as Austrian Littoral (Slovenska Istra), while a tiny region in Italy consisting of the comunes of Muggia and San Dorligo della Valle belongs to Italy.