Geography of Italy

Land of mountains, rivers and Volcanos

Geographic Features

  • Alp and Apennine mountains
  • Volcanos created the mountanious landscape
  • Volcano lava created rich farmland in the plains of Italy.
  • The Tiber river runs through the center of Italy
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How did geography influence ancient Rome?

  • The Tiber River provided a navigable waterway.
  • The mountains provided protection from invaders.
  • The rich farmland provided olives and grapes.
  • Rome's location made it the center of the known world.