Italy mountains map
Map of Italy mountains. Italy mountains map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Italy mountains map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Almost 40% of the Italian territory is mountainous, with the Alps as the northern boundary and the Apennine Mountains forming the backbone of the peninsula and extending for 1,350 km (840 mi) as its shown in Italy mountains map. In between the two lies a large plain in the valley of the Po, the largest river in Italy, which flows 652 km (405 mi) eastward from the Cottian Alps to the Adriatic. The Po Valley is the largest plain in Italy, with 46,000 km2 (18,000 sq mi), and it represents over 70% of the total plain area in the country.
The Alpine mountain range is linked with the Apennines with the Colle di Cadibona pass in the Ligurian Alps. The Ligurian Alps are a mountain range located in northwestern Italy as its mentioned in Italy mountains map. Forming the south western extremity of the Alps, they are separated from the Apennines mountains by the Colle di Cadibona and from the Maritime Alps by the famous Col de Tende.
Worldwide-known mountains in Italy are Matterhorn (Cervino), Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso in the West Alps, and Bernina, Stelvio and Dolomites along the eastern side of the Alps. The highest peak in Italy is Mont Blanc, at 4,810 metres (15,780 ft) above sea level as you can see in Italy mountains map. Mont Blanc is also the highest mountain in Europe.