North America

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Author Satoru Kikuchi. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA North America occupies an area of 23,473,000 sq km, Canada is the largest country with 9,970,000 sq. km, followed by the United States with 9,355,000 sq. km, the surface of this continent represents approximately 15.75 % ...

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South America

Cataratas de Kaieteur, Guyana. Author Rustom Seegopaul. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA South America occupies an area of 17,815,000 sq km, nearly half of the area is occupied by Brazil with 8,512,000 sq. km it’s the largest country in the continent, in second place is Argentina (2,780,000 sq. ...

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Oceania

Luengoni, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

OCEANIA GEOGRAPHY Oceania is the continent that extend in the Pacific, the largest ocean on Earth, it includes Australia (7,620,000 sq km, a real continent), New Guinea (785,000 sq km, after Greenland the second island of the world), Tasmania (67,800 ...

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Asia

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya, Thailand. Author G2nfreeb. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA Asia is the largest and most populous continent on Earth, it has an area of 44,059,000 square kilometers (44,471,000 if you include the Caspian Sea and Aral Lake), which corresponds to approximately one third (29.4%) of all ...

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Africa

Namib Desert, Namib-Naukluft, Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini..

GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA Africa, the continent that was the cradle of humanity, an area equal to 30,225,000 square kilometers and is after Asia, the second largest continent in the world, representing 20.3% of the land on the planet, its inhabitants, ...

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Europe

Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France. Author Solangette. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE Europe with Asia forms the larger part of the emerged lands of the Earth, called Eurasia. Europe is like an appendix of this immense continent, a peninsula that above all has its individuality thanks to historical and ...

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Côte d’Azur climate: when to go to the French Riviera

Porquerolles, Cote d'Azur, France. Author Baptiste Rossi. No Copyright

The French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) is part of France’s Mediterranean coastal region that stretches from the border with Italy to the city of Toulon. The French Riviera is known worldwide for its mild climate, typically Mediterranean, with warm, sunny summers and mild ...

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Provence climate: when to go to Provence

Abbey of Sénanque, Gordes, Provence, France. Author EmDee. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Provence is located in the so-called Mediterranean France and has a mild climate which is strongly influenced by the sea. Provence, in fact, enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with well-marked seasons: the region has in fact two dry seasons – a short one at ...

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Vilnius climate: when to go to Vilnius

Vilnius, Lithuania. Author Halfwit Sock. No Copyright

Vilnius has a humid continental climate characterized by cold, long and dark winters. In colder winters, lakes and rivers surrounding the city freeze. The average January temperature is around -6 ° C, but in the colder months the temperature can ...

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Riga climate: when to go to Riga

Riga, Latvia. Author Nikater. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Riga has a continental type of climate that has long cold and dark winters, the average temperature in January is about -4 ° C, but on the coldest days the temperature can drop to -30 ° C also, on the ...

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Venice climate: when to go to Venice

Venice, Italy. Author and Copyright Roberto Ramerini.

Venice is located along the coast at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea, because of its location, the city has a mixed climate between the Mediterranean and the continental climate, the influence of the sea mitigate the summer and ...

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Florence climate: when to go to Florence

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The city of Florence has a temperate climate of the Mediterranean type, with hot, dry summers and cold winters with a rainy season between late autumn and early winter. The wettest months are those that go from October to December. ...

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Sicily climate: when to go to Sicily

Palma di Montechiaro, Sicily, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Sicily is an island located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, a few hundred kilometres from the North African coast. Because of its location, the island has a Mediterranean climate, one of the most pleasant in Europe, with mild, wet ...

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Sardinia climate: when to go to Sardinia

Cala Tinnari, Sardinia, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The climate in Sardinia is typically Mediterranean with mild temperatures throughout the year, winters are short-lived. During the cold season, prevailing mild and wet winds, as mistral blowing from the north-west, while in spring and summer, the prevailing winds are from Africa, bringing warm and ...

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Rome climate: when to go to Rome

Teatro Marcello, Rome, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The city of Rome has a warm Mediterranean climate, which makes it particularly pleasant to visit in the fall and spring. During July and August, it is often too hot and sticky, temperatures are usually above 35 ° C at ...

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Naples Climate: when to go to Naples

Vesuvius, Naples, Italy. Author Jeffmatt. No Copyright

The city of Naples enjoys a mild climate, typically Mediterranean, influenced by the presence of the sea. Naples is a rather rainy city, in autumn and winter months, the city’s climate is mild and rainy in winter, while it is ...

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Dublin climate: when to go to Dublin

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland. Author Thorsten Pohl Thpohl. No Copyright

Dublin has a temperate maritime climate, with very variable and abrupt climate changes, but characterized by mild winters, and bright and fresh summers, with lack of temperature extremes, with variations in seasonal temperatures less pronounced for a city of this northern latitude. The ...

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Santorini climate: when to go to Santorini

Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece. Author Arian Zwegers. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The island of Santorini is located in the southern Aegean Sea, just north of the island of Crete, this small volcanic island has a Mediterranean-type climate and is very dry. The seasons are characterized by a long dry and hot ...

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Mykonos climate: when to go to Mykonos

Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece. Author Cifo Buscemi. No Copyright

The island of Mykonos has a very dry climate with high summer temperatures mitigated by the constant breath of the wind Meltemi blowing from the north in the summer months. The sun shines on the island for about 300 days ...

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Athens climate: when to go to Athens

Parthenon, Athens, Greece. Author eGuide Travel. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Athens has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and very hot and dry summers. The aridity of the climate of Athens is caused by the position of the city that is surrounded by mountains to the north-west and east, ...

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Crete climate: when to go to Crete

The Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece. Author and Copyright Luca di Lalla

The climate of Crete is in a large part of the island a temperate Mediterranean climate, with very hot summers and winters not too cold. Only a small area which includes the island’s southern coast, the plain of Mesara and the mountains of ...

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Rhodes climate: when to go to Rhodes

Anthony Queen Beach, Rhodes, Greece. Author Cristian Ghe. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The island of Rhodes is located in the south-eastern part of the Aegean Sea near the coast of Turkey. The island is characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate, hot and dry in the summer months and mild and rainy in ...

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Berlin climate: when to go to Berlin

Berlin, Germany. Author Bleppo. No Copyright

The city of Berlin is characterized by an oceanic climate which tends, in part, to become a continental climate, with cold and relatively rainy winters, while the summers are mild and rainy. Berlin has three months of frost per year, the city in ...

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Normandy climate: when to go to Normandy

Etretat, Normandy, France. Author Donarreiskoffer. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Normandy, lying in the northwestern part of France, has a maritime-oceanic type of climate humid and rainy for most of the year, with a marked variability, very windy, especially along the coast, with heavy rains in every period of the ...

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Paris climate: when to go to Paris

Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, France. Author Quadell. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Paris is characterized by a climate halfway between the oceanic and continental climate. Paris generally has warm summers and cold winters with rainfall well distributed throughout the year, but overall rather scarce. Paris usually has short, mild and rainy winters, when blow ...

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Barranquilla climate: when to go to Barranquilla

Barranquilla, Colombia. Author Fernando Gutierrez. No Copyright

The Colombian city of Barranquilla is located on the western banks of the Magdalena River a few kilometers away from the Caribbean coast. Because of its location near the sea and in a flat area, Barranquilla has a hot and ...

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Medellín climate: when to go to Medellín

Medellín, Colombia. Author Dairo Correa. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Medellín is located in the Aburrá Valley (Valle de Aburrá) in the mountains of the Central Cordillera (Cordillera Central) of the Colombian Andes. The city is located on a plateau at 1,500 meters above sea level but ...

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Guayaquil climate: when to go to Guayaquil

Guayaquil, Ecuador. Author Martin Zeise. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Located just a few degrees south of the equator, the city of Guayaquil is located just 10 km from the sea on the western banks of the river Guayas. Its position near the equator means that the climate of the ...

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Margarita Island climate: when to go to Margarita Island

Playa Puerto Cruz, Margarita island, Venezuela. Author Enano275. No Copyright

Margarita Island is the largest island in the Caribbean belonging to Venezuela, the island is located a few kilometers north of the coast of the Peninsula de Araya, in the less humid side of the Caribbean. The island’s climate is ...

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Caracas climate: when to go to Caracas

Caracas, Venezuela. Author Paulino Moran. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Caracas – Venezuela’s capital – is located in a valley at about 900 meters high above sea level in the mountains of the Cordillera de la Costa. Because of its location at high altitude the climate of ...

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