Italy is one of the most beautiful countries, stretching from the mountains of the Alps to the Mediterranean sea, it occupies the Apennine Peninsula and the Islands of Sicily and Sardinia. She is beautiful in any season and in any weather, because it has its own unique character, its own flavour and its own "temperament". To visit all the sights of the once mighty Roman Empire for a short period is impossible. So anyone who has visited here once, will seek to return to Italy again and again.
One of the oldest cities on Earth is located in Italy, on banks of the Tiber River in 25 km (15.5 mi.) from coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is situated in the zone of subtopic Mediterranean climate. Weather of the locality is formed under influence of the sea from west and Apennine Mountains from east.
Naples is the third largest city in Italy and one of the oldest populated areas. It is situated on coast of the Gulf of same name in western part of south of Italian Peninsula. The city has mixture of Mediterranean and humid subtropical climates. Temperature in Naples is always above freezing with cool rainy winters and hot and less rainy summers.
Milan is the biggest and main city of inland Italy. Unlike southern regions with Mediterranean climate Milan has humid subtropical weather conditions with some features of continental climate. The city has pronounced seasons with high humidity and wide range of annual temperatures typical for plains of northern Italy. In fact Milan is the second most humid locality in Europe.
Turin is important city in northern Italy. It is situated on foothills of the Western Alps at confluence of Po and Dora Riparia. Climate of Turin is in general Mediterranean. Unlike southern localities of the country there are actual frosts and snowfalls in Turin. In addition, the Alps create barrier of some sort. They hold humid air causing frequent rains.
Legendary city of Venice is situated on north-eastern coast of inland part of Italy. It is washed by the Adriatic Sea. Venice consists of 118 islands in Venetian and several inland districts. Climate of the city is influenced by water surrounding it. Air is humid year round. In summer high humidity combines with heat creating stuffiness.
Positano is the commune and the village in southern part of Italian Peninsula. Cozy small houses sit on a slope of rocky hill funning down to golden beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is called “a piece of heaven on Earth” for weather and looks of the land. After mentioning in John Steinbeck’s article in 1953 Positano became well recognized resort.
Variety of weather conditions of the country results from stretched territory from north to south. Therefore there are region with climate suitable for each activity. Apennine Peninsula with the Sardinia Island have pronounced Mediterranean climate with mild winter and hot dry summers. Sicily Island that is the southernmost located part of the country is warmer.
Italy is the country in the middle of the Mediterranean Region. Its territory includes the Italian Peninsula, northwestern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, southern edge of Alps and range of islands. Italy is washed by the Adriatic, Ionic, Liguria and Tyrrhenian Seas. Territory of the country is mostly mountainous with Alps in inland Italy and Apennines on the Italian Peninsula.
Italy is the country in southern Europe. It is situated on the Italian Peninsula, western tip of the Balkan Peninsula, part of continental Europe and range of islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Territory of the country is mostly mountainous. Climate of Italy forms under influence of the sea and barrier effect of Alps in northern continental part of the country.