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Astronauts love to photograph Italy. It has such a recognizable shape. The land contrasts remarkably with the blue Mediterranean. At night, the cities of Rome, Naples, Florence and Milan glow brightly. Sometimes you can even see the red glow of lava from Mt. Etna, in Sicily.


Italy is a peninsula. How did this contribute to its history?

Find a night-time image of Italy. Why are most cities on the coast?