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The Cities of Venice and Mestre, South of the Piave River in Northern Italy

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November 11th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Italy - October 7th, 2009

Italy - October 7th, 2009

The city of Venice, capital of the Veneto Region is northern Italy, appears as a fish-shaped white island in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea. The city actually stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy lagoon.Visible on the Italian mainland across from the island is the city of Mestre.

The saltwater lagoon itself stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Here, the Piave can be seen flowing towards the Adriatic north of the lagoon. It begins in the Alps and flows southeast for 220 km (135 miles) into the sea.

Currents in the Adriatic Sea – November 3rd, 2008

November 3rd, 2008 Category: Image of the day

Radar image of currents in the Adriatic Sea - October 22nd, 2008

Radar image of currents in the Adriatic Sea - October 22nd, 2008

Close-up of sea currents south of Venice

Close-up of sea currents south of Venice

In these images, we get a comparative look at the Adriatic Sea, near Venice, Italy.

In the radar image to the right, we can clearly see the water currents in the sea.

The smooth, calm areas are dark, whereas the choppier areas with greater motion are lighter in color.

The white areas on land are the most populated places. We can clearly see Venice and Mestre in the upper part of the image, as well as the city of Ravenna on the bottom. The dark streak through the center is the River Po.

The Adriatic Sea, covered by clouds - October 22nd, 2008

The Adriatic Sea, covered by clouds - October 22nd, 2008

In the true color satellite image on the left, however, which covers approximately the same area as the radar image, most of the view is covered by clouds. Neither the cities nor the sea currents can be seen.