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Ivrea and Viverone Lake at the Foot of the Alps, Italy

45.4N 7.8E

May 24th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

The town and comune of Ivrea is visible at the foot of the Alps near the center of this orthorectified image of the province of Turin, in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.

Situated on the road leading to the Aosta Valley (part of the medieval Via Francigena), it straddles the Dora Baltea and is regarded as the centre of the Canavese area. Ivrea lies in a basin that, in prehistoric times, formed a great lake.

Here, a lake is visible southeast of the town: Lago di Viverone. It lies between the districts of Biella, Vercelli and Ivrea in the area of morainic hills known as Serra. It has an area of about 6 km2 and a maximum depth of 70 m, and a perimeter of about 10.5 km. The lake is 3,500 m long and 2,600 m wide.

Turin and Viverone Lake Below the Alps, Italy

45.4N 8.0E

February 26th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Italy - February 17th, 2010

Italy - February 17th, 2010

The city of Turin (lower left quadrant) is located in northwest Italy. It is surrounded on the western and northern front by the Alps and on the eastern front by a high hill that is the natural continuation of the hills of Monferrato.

Four major rivers pass through the city: the Po and two of its tributaries, the Dora Riparia (later changed to “Duria Minor” by the Romans, from the Celtic duria meaning “water”), the Stura di Lanzo, and the Sangone.

Visible below the Alps just to the right of the center of this orthorectified image is Lago di Viverone, or Viverone Lake. Named after the town of Viverone, it lies between the districts of Biella, Vercelli and Ivrea in the area of morainic hills known as Serra. It has an area of about 6 km2 and a maximum depth of 70 m, and a perimeter of about 10.5 km. The lake is 3,500 m long and 2,600 m wide.