Italy

The Nardò Ring

Near the top of Italy’s heel, there’s a mysterious-looking structure – an absolutely huge circle, 4 kilometres across! You might guess that this is a particle accelerator, but in fact it’s a perfectly circular high-speed test track – The Nardò…

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Thursday, 21st June 2007

Planes Towing Banners

Check out this fantastic capture of a plane towing a banner message past a packed beach in Italy. Here’s another plane towing a message off the coast of South Carolina (where there’s also a great shot of someone parasailing too).…

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2007

Cervia International Kite Festival

Many places around the world hold kite-flying events, and here in Italy our trusty satellite has captured Cervia’s annual International Kite Festival in full swing. There’s all sorts of wonderful inflatable kites visible from up here, and the distinct shapes…

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Wednesday, 9th August 2006

Mount Vesuvius

Probably the most famous volcano of all, this is the mighty Mount Vesuvius. Here you can see the crater, which was captured on this day shrouded in clouds. Way back in 79 AD, Vesuvius underwent a catastrophic eruption which buried…

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Tuesday, 20th June 2006

Amerigo Vespucci

At a naval base in La Spezia, Italy, we see the world famous tall ship “Amerigo Vespucci”. She was ordered in 1925 along with the Cristoforo Colombo, an identical ship that was decommissioned by the USSR after WWII, and is…

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Tuesday, 13th June 2006

Rabbit

1600m up the mountain Colletto Fava in Piemonte, Italy we find a quite unusal sight – a giant 60m tall pink rabbit. But before you go “Aww, that’s cute” notice that his woolen guts are spilling out onto the mountainside.…

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Monday, 22nd May 2006
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