0 Likes

Balcony on Cervo's Corallini Square
Liguria, Italy
Copyright: Roberto scavino
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 18/09/2011
Updated: 02/10/2011
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Carsten Arenz
Cervo Stairway near Church
Thomas Krueger
Cervo
Carsten Arenz
Cervo Plaza in front of San Giovanni Battista Church
Thomas Krueger
Cervo San Giovanni Battista Church
Roberto Scavino
Cervo Ligure, view of Diano Marina bay
Roberto Scavino
Walking through Cervo's alleyways
Carsten Arenz
Cervo Wall
Roberto Scavino
Diano Marina, Moonlight Sonata
Roberto Scavino
Gardens on the seafront of Diano, infrared panorama
Roberto Scavino
Diano Marina, Dante Alighieri Square
Roberto Scavino
Farmer's market in Diano Marina
Carsten Arenz
Diano Castello
H Jafari
Eighth tournament of the Quran Tehran-Iran
Thanee Charoensilp
Mass Ordination Program for 100,000 Dhamadayada Monks
Henk-Jan de Jong
Orval abbey
Juan Jose Perez
Pozo de la Iniciación
kiyoharu takamura
Mt.fuji 3255m
Marcio Cabral
Alto Paraíso at Magic Hour
Andrew Cole
St Marys Library
Thomas Schwarz
Rhonegletscher
La Nube 360
Aerial panorama of Santiago-Chile
www.360tourist.net
Shallow coastal reef diving in Manado
Valentin Arfire
Peter's Bicycle Workshop
Christos Tsekas
Αγναντεύοντας το ηλιοβασίλεμα στη Μουργκάνα
Roberto Scavino
Piazza Carignano
Roberto Scavino
Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, view of Camogli's harbor
Roberto Scavino
Piazza Palazzo di Città, «Luci d'artista»
Roberto Scavino
Gmunden, Sonnenuntergang am Traunsee
Roberto Scavino
Via palazzo di citta interno
Roberto Scavino
Ceresole d'Alba, the countryside in wintertime
Roberto Scavino
Uçhisar Castle, view from the top
Roberto Scavino
Ricca, a yellow sea of dandelions among hazelnut trees
Roberto Scavino
«Toret» in Rossini Square
Roberto Scavino
Vintage cars in Cannobio
Roberto Scavino
Val Troncea, trip to Troncea Refuge
Roberto Scavino
Antibes, promenade en front de mer
More About Liguria, Italy

Liguria borders France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. It lies on the Ligurian Sea. Liguria is a narrow strip of land, enclosed between the sea and the Alps and the Apennines mountains, it is a winding arched extension from Ventimiglia to La Spezia and is one of the smallest regions in Italy. Its surface area is 5,416.03 square Kilometres, corresponding to 1.18% of the whole national surface area, with the following subdivision: 3524.08 kilometres mountain (65% of the total) and 891.95 square kilometres hill (35% of the total).Its shape is that of a thin strip of land, from 7 to 35 Km wide (respectively above Voltri and in the high mountain area around Imperia), on average about 240 Km long, lying in a semicircle around the Ligurian Sea and with convexity facing north; comprised between the sea and the watershed line of the Maritime Alps and the nothern Apennines, which at some points it crosses (for example in the Savona and Genoa mountains). Some mountains rise above 2000 m.; the watershed line runs at an average altitude of about 1.000 metres.The continental shelf, which is very narrow, goes down almost immeditely to considerable marine depths. The coastline is 315 Km long. Except for the Portovenere and Portofino promontories, it is generally not very jagged, and is often high and compact. At the mouths of the biggest watercourses there are small beaches, but there are no deep bays and natural harbours except for those of Genoa and La Spezia.The hydrographic system is made up of the short watercourses of a torrential kind. In the coastal part the most important are the Roja (in its lower course), the Nervia, and the Magra. On the inland side we find some tributaries of the Po: the two branches of the Bormida, the Scrivia and the Trebbia; there is not much water in these rivers, though the quantity increases greatly in rainy periods.The ring of hills, lying immediately beyond the coast, together with the beneficial influx of the sea, account for the mild climate the whole year round (with average winter temperatures of 7-10° and summer temperatures of 25-28°) which makes for a pleasant stay even in the heart of winter.Rainfall can be very abundant at times; mountains very close to the coast create an orographic effect, so Genoa can see up to 2000 mm of rain in a year; other areas instead show the normal values of the Mediterranean area (500-800 mm). Despite the high population density, woods cover half of the total area. Liguria's Natural Reserves cover 12% of the entire Region, i.e. around 60,000 hectares of land, and they are made up of one National Reserve, six large parks, two smaller parks and three nature reserves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liguria