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Italy : Molise

near Termoli, Campobasso, Molise, Italy
Approx. altitude: 1 m (3 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 165°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to East #3: View to South #4: View to West #5: Hotel “Meridiano” #6: Poster at the entrance of Hotel “Meridiano” #7: Parallel mark about 100 m west of the Confluence #8: The 42° Parallel monument of the AGIT #9: Mark exactly on the Confluence #10: Monument on San Domino Island

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  42°N 15°E (visit #10)  

#1: View to North

(visited by Captain Peter)

13-Oct-2014 -- Eleven years after my first visit to this Confluence I happened again to visit Termoli.

First of all I checked in at the Hotel “Meridiano”, and I was surprised that they were obviously aware of their particular geographic location. At the entrance there is a poster with an explanation of Termoli’s geographical position.

At the Confluence itself also a lot has happened: At the 42nd Parallel, and about 100 metres West of the Confluence, the AGIT (Associazione Geometri Italiani Topografi / Association of Italian Topographical Geometers) has erected a monument, and exactly on the Confluence there is a mark with three sticks around.

To the North we see the historic quarter of Termoli, to the East there is the port, to the South there is the Sea and the beach, now well covered with vegetation compared with earlier visits. To the West, finally, we see the 42nd Parallel Monument and a part of modern Termoli.

Not only on the mainland, but also on the offlaying archipelago of the Tremiti Islands, they are fond of their position.

On the Island of San Domino at the main square a monument is erected, showing the directions of the compass and an alhidade (segment of a sextant) with their latitude.


 All pictures
#1: View to North
#2: View to East
#3: View to South
#4: View to West
#5: Hotel “Meridiano”
#6: Poster at the entrance of Hotel “Meridiano”
#7: Parallel mark about 100 m west of the Confluence
#8: The 42° Parallel monument of the AGIT
#9: Mark exactly on the Confluence
#10: Monument on San Domino Island
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Notes
On the sand of the beach, only about 30 m from the seaside.