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Mountains and Volcanoes of Sicily, Italy

37.5N 13.9E

October 9th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Volcanoes

Italy - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Sicily’s roughly triangular shape, separated to the east from the Italian region of Calabria through the Strait of Messina.

The terrain of inland Sicily is mostly hilly. Along the northern coast, mountain ranges of Madonie (2000 m), Nebrodi (1800 m) and Peloritani (1300 m) represent an extension of mainland Appennines. The cone of Mount Etna dominates over the eastern coast. In the south-east lie lower Hyblaean Mountains (1000 m).

Mountains of Sicily and Calabria, Italy

37.8N 14.8E

August 7th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Italy - July 30th, 2010

This image shows the southern part of the Italian peninsula and the Italian island of Sicily, in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina, which  measures 3.1 km (1.9 miles) in breadth at its narrowest point.

The Italian province at the very south of the peninsula is called Calabria. It is connected to the peninsula by the Monte Pollino massif, while on the east, south and west it is surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas.

Sicily is also characterized by a densely mountainous landscape. The main mountain ranges are Madonie and Nebrodi in the north and Peloritani in the north-east.

Palermo and Mountainous Western Sicily, Italy

38.1N 13.3E

March 2nd, 2010 Category: Mountains

Italy - February 18th, 2010

Italy - February 18th, 2010

This orthorectified image stretches from the northern to the southern coasts of the central-western end of Sicily. The island is characterized by a densely mountainous landscape, with the main ranges of Madonie and Nebrodi in the north. The city of Palermo is visible here along the shoreline near the center of the top edge.

Palermo, located in the north west of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is the capital of the autonomous region Sicily and the Province of Palermo. The city is noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old.

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