Northern Italy's Po Valley from space •

Last update: September 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features the most densely populated area in Italy known as Po Valley.

Italy’s longest river, the Po River, flows across the northern part of the country from west to east before reaching a delta that dumps into the Adriatic Sea near Venice.

The river runs through many important Italian cities, including Turin, which is visible to the extreme left of the image.

To the east, the city of Milan can be seen just below the Alps. Milan is the second most populated city and the largest metropolitan area in Italy.

This composite photograph combines several images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 between June 2018 and February 2019.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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