tory of the war.
Italy, taken as a whole, is a triangle, of which the easternThe Geography of Italy.
side is bounded by the Ionian Sea and the
Adriatic Gulf, its southern and western sides by
the Sicilian and Tyrrhenian seas; these two sides
converge to form the apex of the triangle, which is represented
by the southern promontory of Italy called Cocinthus, and
which separates the Ionian from the Sicilian Sea.The southernmost point of Italy is Leucopetra (Capo dell'Armi).
Cocinthus (Punta di Stilo) is much too far to the north; yet it may have been
regarded as the conventional point of separation between the two seas, Sicilian
and Ionian, which have no natural line of demarcation. The
third side, or base of this triangle, is on the north, and is
formed by the chain of the Alps stretching right across the
country, beginning at Marseilles and the coast of the Sardinian
Sea, and with no break in its continuity until within a short
distance of the head of the Adriatic. To the south of thi