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ESA: Earth from Space | Rome

Rome and its surroundings are pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, captured on 17 January 2016. The Tiber River snakes down from the north, and is surrounded by agricultural fields in the upper right before entering the city. It then makes its way west, entering into the Mediterranean Sea at the town …

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Stanford University: “Natural concrete” beneath Italian volcano explains mysterious uplift

The discovery beneath Campi Flegrei, a dormant supervolcano in southern Italy, of a concrete-like rock that is similar to Roman concrete explains why the ground beneath the town of Pozzuoli rose by several meters in the 1980s, forcing the evacuation of 40,000 people.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Northern Italy

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred fifty-third edition features a false-colour Sentinel-2A satellite image of northern Italy.  

ESA: Earth from Space | Northwest Sardinia

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. A false-colour image from the recently launched Sentinel-2A satellite is featured in the one hundred forty-ninth edition.  

ESA: Earth from Space | Corsican waters

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Numerous wetlands recognised by the Ramsar Convention are featured in the one hundred thirtieth edition.  

Joerg Niggli: Venice in a Day

A short film by Joerg Niggli, who describes; A day in Venice (Venezia) in Italy, from daybreak to sunset in time lapse. It’s really a great place and I hope I can share some of its magic with this short video.  

Brian Rose: Rome The Eternal City

From its founding more than 2,800 years ago, Rome has become known as an “eternal city” world-renowned for its architecture. Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the history of this astounding city: Classical Rome, one of history’s most powerful civilizations. Rome …

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ESA Earth from Space: 100s

Published on Apr 4, 2014 Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. For the one-hundredth regular edition, we explore an area blanketed with hundreds of fields near the Italian city of Cento — which means ‘hundred’ in Italian.  

The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artisitc revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces …

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