Italy

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Physical map of Italy Italy occupies a Peninsula running southeast into the Mediterranean Sea from the mainland of Europe. Italy has many islands: the largest of them is Sicily. Other important islands are Sardinia, Elba and Capri.
In the North, Italy shares the Alps with France, Austria and Switzerland. A major mountain chain, the Apennines, runs down the centre of the country. Vesuvius, close to Naples, is the only active volcano on the European mainland; Etna on Sicily is one of the world's largest volcanoes.
Rome is the capital city and among other important cities are Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Turin and Venice.
The largest river in Italy is the Po, which begins in the Alpine region in the west of the country and ends in an extensive delta on the Adriatic. The Tiber and the Arno are the other major rivers.

Regions of Italy: Abruzzo   Apulia   Basilicata   Calabria   Campania   Emilia-Romagna   Friuli-Venezia Giulia   Lazio   Liguria   Lombardy   Marche   Piedmont   Sicily   Trentino-South Tyrol   Tuscany   Umbria   Veneto