Italy is a Mediterranean country situated in the southern part of Europe. The country’s natural border are; the Adriatic Sea on the east coast, the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west or Mediterranean coast, and the Ionian Sea to the south.
Italy has a Mediterranean climate, which is generally cooler and wetter but usually hotter during the summer.
The Italian major mountain ranges are two; the Alps and the Appennino or Apennines. The Alps, lie in the north and are divided into regions: Occidentali , Centrali, and Orientali.
The rivers and lakes are among the most attractive tourist destinations in the Italian mainland. One of them is the Po River, which starts in the Alps in the north and flows eastward from the city of Turin to the east coast and the Adriatic Sea.
Furthermore, Italy has many lakes, which are located especially in the northern part of the country. For example, Lake Garda is the largest Italian lake.