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1UpTravel - Weather Forecast & Weather Reports of Cities Country-wise. - Weather Forecast for Cities of Italy

Weather Forecast & Reports for Cities of Italy

 Amendola, Italy
 Crotone, Italy
 Bari / Palese Macchie, Italy
 Monte S. Angelo, Italy
 Grottaglie, Italy
 Marina Di Ginosa, Italy
 Lecce, Italy
 Pescara, Italy
 Monte Scuro, Italy
 Brindisi, Italy
 Campobasso, Italy
 Termoli, Italy
 Latronico, Italy
 Gioia Del Colle, Italy
 Bonifati, Italy
 S. Maria Di Leuca, Italy
 Potenza, Italy
 Lamezia Terme, Italy
 Comiso As Usaf, Italy
 Catania / Fontanarossa, Italy
 Lampedusa, Italy
 Enna, Italy
 Messina, Italy
 Pantelleria, Italy
 Palermo / Punta Raisi, Italy
 Gela, Italy
 Calopezzati, Italy
 Cozzo Spadaro, Italy
 Palermo Boccadifalco, Italy
 Reggio Calabria, Italy
 Trapani / Birgi, Italy
 Ustica, Italy
 Catania / Sigonella, Italy
 Alghero, Italy
 Capo Bellavista, Italy
 Capo Carbonara, Italy
 Decimomannu, Italy
 Cagliari / Elmas, Italy
 Capo Frasca, Italy
 Guardiavecchia, Italy
 Capo Caccia, Italy
 Capo S. Lorenzo, Italy
 Fonni, Italy
 Olbia / Costa Smeralda, Italy
 Perdasdefogu, Italy
 Milano / Malpensa, Italy
 Bergamo / Orio Al Serio, Italy
 Torino / Caselle, Italy
 Albenga, Italy
 Pian Rosa, Italy
 Genova / Sestri, Italy
 Torino / Bric Della Croce, Italy
 Milano / Linate, Italy
 Novara / Cameri, Italy
 Monte Bisbino, Italy
 Parma, Italy
 Piacenza, Italy
 Passo Della Cisa, Italy
 Capo Mele, Italy
 Passo Dei Giovi, Italy
 Monte Malanotte, Italy
 Aviano, Italy
 Bolzano, Italy
 Cervia, Italy
 Udine / Campoformido, Italy
 Bologna / Borgo Panigale, Italy
 Ferrara, Italy
 Treviso / S. Angelo, Italy
 Udine / Rivolto, Italy
 Forli, Italy
 Brescia / Ghedi, Italy
 Brescia / Montichia, Italy
 Dova Area Control Center, Italy
 Ronchi Dei Legionari, Italy
 Rimini, Italy
 Treviso / Istrana, Italy
 Vicenza, Italy
 Verona / Villafranca, Italy
 Falconara, Italy
 Venezia / Tessera, Italy
 Arezzo, Italy
 Capri, Italy
 Porretta Pass, Italy
 Gran Sasso Mountain Range, Italy
 Civitavecchia, Italy
 Capo Palinuro, Italy
 Rieti, Italy
 Monte Argentario, Italy
 Isola Di Palmaria, Italy
 Radicofani, Italy
 Volterra, Italy
 Sarzana / Luni, Italy
 Ponza, Italy
 Roma / Ciampino, Italy
 Vigna Di Valle, Italy
 Pratica Di Mare, Italy
 Roma Fiumicino, Italy
 Guidonia, Italy
 Frosinone, Italy
 Pontecagnano Air Force Base, Italy
 M. Calamita, Italy
 Monte Terminillo, Italy
 Latina, Italy
 Grazzanise, Italy
 Napoli / Capodichino, Italy
 Pisa / S. Giusto, Italy
 Firenze / Peretola, Italy
 Grosseto, Italy
 Trevico, Italy
 Roma / Urbe, Italy
 Viterbo, Italy
 Perugia, Italy
 Monte Cimone, Italy
 Dobbiaco, Italy
 Resia Pass, Italy
 Frontone, Italy
 Punta Marina, Italy
 Tarvisio, Italy
 Paganella, Italy
 Passo Rolle, Italy
 Trieste, Italy
 Aviano Usaf, Italy

Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia

Geographic coordinates: 42 50 N, 12 50 E

Map references: Europe

Area:
total: 301,230 sq km
land: 294,020 sq km
water: 7,210 sq km
note: includes Sardinia and Sicily

Area - comparative: slightly larger than Arizona

Land boundaries:
total: 1,932.2 km
border countries: Austria 430 km, France 488 km, Holy See (Vatican City) 3.2 km, San Marino 39 km, Slovenia 232 km, Switzerland 740 km

Coastline: 7,600 km

Maritime claims:
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco) 4,807 m

Natural resources: mercury, potash, marble, sulfur, dwindling natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, coal, arable land

Land use:
arable land: 31%
permanent crops: 10%
permanent pastures: 15%
forests and woodland: 23%
other: 21% (1993 est.)

Irrigated land: 27,100 sq km (1993 est.)

Natural hazards: regional risks include landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding; land subsidence in Venice

Environment - current issues: air pollution from industrial emissions such as sulfur dioxide; coastal and inland rivers polluted from industrial and agricultural effluents; acid rain damaging lakes; inadequate industrial waste treatment and disposal facilities

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

Geography - note: strategic location dominating central Mediterranean as well as southern sea and air approaches to Western Europe


Geography

Italy is situated in Europe and attached in the north to the European mainland. To the north the Alps separate Italy from France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.


Climate

The climate of Italy is highly diversified, with extremes ranging from frigid, in the higher elevations of the Alps and Apennines, to semitropical along the coast of the Ligurian Sea and the western coast of the lower peninsula.

The average annual temperature, however, ranges from about 11 to 19 C (about 52 to 66 F); it is about 13 C (about 55 F) in the Po Valley, about 18 C (about 64 F) in Sicily, and about 14.5 C (about 58 F) in the coastal lowlands.

Climatic conditions on the peninsula are characterized by regional variations, resulting chiefly from the configurations of the Apennines, and are influenced by tempering winds from the adjacent seas.

In the lowlands regions and lower slopes of the Apennines bordering the western coast from northern Tuscany (Toscana) to the vicinity of Rome, winters are mild and sunny, and extreme temperatures are modified by cooling Mediterranean breezes.

Temperatures in the same latitudes on the east of the peninsula are much lower, chiefly because of the prevailing northeastern winds. Along the upper eastern slopes of the Apennines, climatic conditions are particularly bleak. The climate of the peninsular lowlands below the latitude of Rome closely resembles that of southern Spain.

In contrast to the semitropical conditions prevalent in southern Italy and along the Gulf of Genoa, the climate of the Plain of Lombardy is continental. Warm summers and severe winters, with temperatures as low as -15 C (5 F), prevail in this region, which is shielded from sea breezes by the Apennines.

Heaviest precipitation occurs in Italy during the fall and winter months, when westerly winds prevail. The lowest mean annual rainfall, about 460 mm (about 18 in), occurs in the Apulian province of Foggia in the south and in southern Sicily; the highest, about 1520 mm (about 60 in), occurs in the province of Udine in the northeast.


Background: Italy became a nation-state belatedly - in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula and Sicily were united under King Victor EMMANUEL.

Italy failed to secure political unification until the 1860s, thus lacking the military and imperial power of Spain, Britain, and France.

The fascist dictatorship of MUSSOLINI after World War I, led to the disastrous alliance with HITLER's Germany and defeat in World War II.

Italy was a founding member of the European Economic Community (EEC) and joined in the growing political and economic unification of Western Europe, including the introduction of the euro in January 1999.

On-going problems include illegal immigration, the ravages of organized crime, high unemployment, and the low incomes and technical standards of Southern Italy compared with the North.


Italy is a country in southern Europe. It is known for its cultural heritage, which is rich and varied, and the natural beauty of its landscape. Its cities have spectacular churches and large central squares.

Their museums contain some of the world's best-known art. The countryside has warm, sandy beaches; high, glacier-topped mountain peaks; and rolling hills covered with green fields and vineyards.



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