mountain range of central Italy, extending the full length of the peninsula: highest peak, 9,560 ft (2,914 m)
A mountain system extending about 1,200 km (745 mi) from northwest Italy south to the Strait of Messina. The highest peak is Mount Corno, rising to 2,912 m (9,554 ft).
- A mountain range stretching 1,200 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, traversing the entire Apennine Peninsula, and forming the backbone of the country.
- By far the larger portion of Northern Italy is occupied by the basin of the Po, which comprises the whole of the broad plain extending from the foot of the Apennines to that of the Alps, together with the valleys and slopes on both sides of it.
- In this part the Apennines are separated from the sea, distant about 30 m.
- The Roman district, the largest of the four, extends from the hills of Albano to the frontier of Tuscany, and from the lower slopes of the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
- NOLA, a city and episcopal see of Campania, Italy, in the province of Caserta, pleasantly situated in the plain between Mount Vesuvius and the Apennines, 164 m.
- VOLTURNO (anc. Volturnus, from volvere, to roll), a river of central Italy, which rises in the neighbourhood of Alfedena in the central Apennines of Samnium, runs S.