The Italy satellite map shows new pictures of Italy as seen from the sky. This satellite map of Italy will allow you to visit the country Italy in Europe as seen from the sky. The Italy satellite map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The country is situated at the meeting point of the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate, leading to considerable seismic and volcanic activity. There are 14 volcanoes in Italy as its mentioned in Italy satellite map, three of which are active: Etna (the traditional site of Vulcan smithy), Stromboli and Vesuvius. Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe and is most famous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculanum. Several islands and hills have been created by volcanic activity, and there is still a large active caldera, the Campi Flegrei north-west of Naples.
About 40% of Italy land is mountainous as you can see in Italy satellite map, offering great places to ski in winter and hike in summer. There are two major mountain ranges as on satellite image, the Alps and the Appennino or Apennines. The Alps, in the north, are divided into regions called, from west to east, the Occidentali , the Centrali, and the Orientali and are on the borders with France, Austria, and Switzerland.
Although the country as on satellite image comprises the Italian peninsula and most of the southern Alpine basin, some of Italy territory extends beyond the Alpine basin and some islands are located outside the Eurasian continental shelf as its shown in Italy satellite map. These territories are the comuni of: Livigno, Sexten, Innichen, Toblach (in part), Chiusaforte, Tarvisio, Graun im Vinschgau (in part), which are all part of the Danube drainage basin, while the Val di Lei constitutes part of the Rhine basin and the islands of Lampedusa and Lampione are on the African continental shelf.