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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.

Piedmont Region Surrounded by the Alps, Italy

45.0N 7.6E

October 15th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Italy - September 29th, 2009

Italy - September 29th, 2009

The region of Piedmont in Italy is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso (Mont Vis), where the River Po rises, and Monte Rosa.

The geography of Piedmont is 43.3% mountainous, along with extensive areas of hills (30.3%) and plains (26.4%). From the highest peaks the land generally slopes down to hilly areas, then to the upper great Padan Plain, and finally to the lower great Padan Plain.

Piedmont is the second largest of Italy’s 20 administrative regions, after Sicily. It has an area of 25,399 km2 and a population of about 4.4 million. The capital is Turin, appears as a brownish area above the image center.