Landscapes and Landforms of Italy

  • Mauro Soldati
  • Mauro Marchetti

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Mauro Soldati, Mauro Marchetti
    Pages 1-4
  3. Physical Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Mauro Marchetti, Mauro Soldati, Vittoria Vandelli
      Pages 7-20
    3. Alfonso Bosellini
      Pages 21-27
    4. Simona Fratianni, Fiorella Acquaotta
      Pages 29-38
    5. Paola Fredi, Elvidio Lupia Palmieri
      Pages 39-74
  4. Landscapes and Landforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Franco Cucchi, Furio Finocchiaro
      Pages 147-156
    3. Giovanni Bertolini, Alessandro Corsini, Claudio Tellini
      Pages 215-224
    4. Mauro Coltorti, Pier Lorenzo Fantozzi, Pierluigi Pieruccini
      Pages 245-255
    5. Daniele Savelli, Francesco Troiani, Paolo Cavitolo, Olivia Nesci
      Pages 271-280
    6. Claudio Margottini, Laura Melelli, Daniele Spizzichino
      Pages 293-301
    7. Paola Fredi, Sirio Ciccacci
      Pages 303-315
    8. Rita T. Melis, Felice Di Gregorio, Valeria Panizza
      Pages 351-363
    9. Rita T. Melis, Felice Di Gregorio, Valeria Panizza
      Pages 365-376
    10. Enrico Miccadei, Tommaso Piacentini, Francesco Mascioli
      Pages 377-387
    11. Pietro P. C. Aucelli, Ludovico Brancaccio, Aldo Cinque
      Pages 389-398
    12. Gaetano Robustelli, Marino Sorriso-Valvo
      Pages 431-441
    13. Valerio Agnesi, Christian Conoscenti, Cipriano Di Maggio, Edoardo Rotigliano
      Pages 455-465
    14. Stefano Branca, David Chester, Emanuela De Beni, Angus Duncan
      Pages 467-478
    15. Silvio G. Rotolo, Valerio Agnesi, Christian Conoscenti, Giovanni Lanzo
      Pages 479-487
  5. Geoheritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Maria Cristina Giovagnoli
      Pages 491-500
    3. Paola Coratza, Mario Panizza
      Pages 511-521
    4. Vincenzo Amato, Mario Valletta
      Pages 523-536
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 537-539

About this book


The book deals with the most striking landscapes and landforms of Italy. Attention is given to landform diversity and landscape evolution through time which has been controlled by very diverse geological conditions and dramatic climate changes that have characterized the Italian peninsula and islands since the end of the last glaciation. In addition, various examples of human impact on the landscape are presented.

Landscapes and Landforms of Italy contains more than thirty case studies of a multitude of Italian geographical landmarks. The topics and sites described in this book range from the Alpine glaciers to the Etna and Vesuvius volcanoes, taking into account the most representative fluvial, coastal, gravity-induced, karst and structural landscapes of the country. Chapters on the geomorphological landmarks of the cities of Rome and Venice are also included.

The book provides the readers with the opportunity to explore the variety of Italian landscapes and landforms through informative texts illustrated with several color maps and photos. This book will be relevant to scientists, scholars and any readers interested in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, landscape tourism, geoheritage and environmental protection.



Alps Apennines Islands Glacial Landforms Coastal Landscapes Active Volcanoes Large-scale Landslides Fluvial Morphology Structural Landforms Human Impact

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro Soldati
    • 1
  • Mauro Marchetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e GeologicheUniversità di Modena e Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Educazione e Scienze UmaneUniversità di Modena e Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly

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