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List of rivers of Italy

 

List of rivers of Italy

Main Italian rivers location.

This is a list of Sicily and Sardinia, which are listed separately. At the bottom all of the rivers are listed alphabetically.

Contents

  • Draining into the North Sea 1
  • Draining into the Black Sea 2
  • Draining into the Adriatic Sea 3
    • Tributaries of the Adige 3.1
    • Tributaries of the Po 3.2
      • Right-hand tributaries 3.2.1
      • Left-hand tributaries 3.2.2
    • Rivers draining into Lake Maggiore 3.3
    • Rivers draining into Lake Como 3.4
  • Draining into the Ionian Sea 4
  • Draining into the Tyrrhenian Sea 5
    • Tributaries of the Tiber 5.1
  • Draining into the Ligurian Sea 6
  • Rivers of Sicily 7
  • Rivers of Sardinia 8
  • Alphabetical list 9

Draining into the North Sea

After entering Switzerland, the Reno di Lei drains via the Reno di Avers and the Hinterrhein into the Rhine.

Draining into the Black Sea

  • Drava (a short section in Italy, continues into Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary)
The Drava drains into the Danube on the Croatia–Serbia border.
  • Slizza (three-quarters in Italy, a quarter in Austria)
After entering Austria, the Slizza drains via the Gail into the Drava.
  • Spöl (half in Italy, half in Switzerland)
After entering Switzerland, the Spöl drains into the Inn, which meets the Danube in Germany.

Draining into the Adriatic Sea

For the purposes of this list, the Italian rivers draining into the Adriatic Sea will begin at the coastal border between Italy and Slovenia and will follow the Adriatic coast of Italy until it reaches Santa Maria di Leuca. Beyond this point, rivers empty into the Ionian Sea rather than the Adriatic. The rivers are ordered according to how far along the coast the river mouth is from the Italian/Slovenian border, the first river having its mouth the closest to the border and the last being closest to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Tributaries of the Adige

The Adige crossing Verona.

Tributaries of the Po

The Po in Boretto (RE).

The tributaries of the Po are organized into right- and left-hand tributaries. The lists are ordered from the river closest to the source of the Po to the river closest to the mouth of the Po.

Right-hand tributaries

Left-hand tributaries

  • Caffaro (The Caffaro enters Lake Idro which empties into the Chiese.)
  • Re di Anfo (The Re di Anfo enters Lake Idro which empties into the Chiese.)

Rivers draining into Lake Maggiore

  • Isorno (partly in Switzerland)

Rivers draining into Lake Como

Draining into the Ionian Sea

For the purposes of this list, the Italian rivers draining into the Ionian Sea will begin at Santa Maria di Leuca in the east and will extend to the Strait of Messina in the west. Sicilian rivers are excluded because they are listed in their own section below. The rivers are ordered according to how far east their mouth is, the first river having the easternmost mouth and the last having the westernmost mouth.

Draining into the Tyrrhenian Sea

For the purposes of this list, the Italian rivers draining into the Tyrrhenian Sea will begin at the Strait of Messina in the south and extend north up to San Pietro Point near Portovenere. Sicilian and Sardinian rivers are excluded from this list because those rivers are in their own sections below. The rivers are ordered according to how far south their mouth is, the first river having the southernmost mouth and the last having the northernmost mouth.

Tributaries of the Tiber

The Tiber: ponte Sant'Angelo (Rome)

Draining into the Ligurian Sea

For the purposes of this list, the Italian rivers draining into the Ligurian Sea will begin at San Pietro Point near Portovenere in the east and will extend to the border with France near Monaco. Sardinian rivers are excluded from this list because those rivers are in their own section below. The rivers are ordered according to how close their mouth is to San Pietro Point. The river with its mouth closest to this geographic point is listed first and rivers further away from this point are listed in the order in which their mouth empties into the sea as one proceeds along the coast up to the border with France.

Rivers of Sicily

Rivers of Sardinia

Alphabetical list

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