List of rivers of Italy

This is a list of rivers which are at least partially located in Italy. They are organized according to what body of water they drain into, with the exceptions of Sicily and Sardinia, which are listed separately. At the bottom all of the rivers are listed alphabetically.

Italy main rivers location
Main Italian rivers location.

Draining into the North Sea

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

Draining into the Black Sea

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Acqua Granda (or Spöl)
  • 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.
After entering Switzerland, the Spöl drains into the Inn, which meets the Danube in Germany.

Draining into the Adriatic Sea

Reno a Casalecchio di Reno (BO)
The Reno near Casalecchio

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

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The Adige crossing Verona.

Tributaries of the Po

Fiume Po a Boretto
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

  • Baganza

Left-hand tributaries

  • Frigidolfo or Oglio Frigidolfo branch
  • Arcanello or Oglio Arcanello branch
  • Narcanello or Oglio Narcanello branch
  • Valpaghera
  • Valgrande
  • Ogliolo branch
  • Rabbia
  • Remulo
  • Allione (river)
  • Poia (river)
  • Re
  • Re
  • Clegna
  • Figna
  • Blé
  • Palobbia
  • Poia (creek)
  • Re
  • Lanico
  • Trobiolo
  • Grigna
  • Resio
  • Davine
  • Budrio
  • Gleno
  • Re
  • Orso
  • Supine
  • Borlezza (The Borlezza enters Lake Iseo which empties into the Oglio.)
  • Rino di Vigolo (The Rino di Vigolo enters Iseo lake which empties into the Oglio.)
  • Rino di Predore (The Rino di Predore enters Iseo lake which empties into the Oglio.)
  • Bagnadore (The Bagnadore enters Iseo lake which empties into the Oglio.)
  • Calchere (The Calchere enters Iseo lake which empties into the Oglio.)
  • Cortelo (The Cortelo enters Iseo lake which empties into the Oglio.)
  • Opelo (The Opelo enters Iseo lake which empties into the Oglio.)
  • Cherio
  • Tadone
  • Malmera
  • 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

Stilaro a Bivongi
The Stilaro near Bivongi

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

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The Garigliano near its mouth

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

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The Tiber: ponte Sant'Angelo (Rome)
  • Turano
  • Salto

Draining into the Ligurian Sea

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The Polcevera in Bolzaneto (Genova)

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

Simeto
River Simeto

Rivers of Sardinia

Fiume Temo Bosa Sardegna o
The Temo in Bosa

Alphabetical list

  • Valgrande
  • Valpaghera
Argentina (river)

The Argentina is an Italian river in the province of Imperia.

Arroscia

The Arroscia is an Italian river in the provinces of Imperia. and Savona.

Barbaira (river)

The Barbaira is a 15.83-kilometre (9.84 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy); it is the main tributary of the Nervia.

Bisagno (stream)

The Bisagno (in Ligurian Besagno /beˈzaɲu/) is a 25-kilometre (16 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy).

Brevenna

The Brevenna is a 16.138-kilometre (10.028 mi) creek (in Italian torrente) of Liguria, Italy.

Centa (river)

The Centa is a very short Italian river in the province of Savona.

Entella (river)

The Entella is a very short river within the Metropolitan City of Genoa (former Province of Genoa) in the Liguria region of northwestern Italy.

It and its tributaries flow from the Ligurian Apennines Mountains to the Ligurian Sea.

Giara di Rezzo

The Giara di Rezzo is a 14-kilometre (8.7 mi) creek (in Italian torrente) of Liguria, Italy.

Impero (river)

The Impero is a 22.4-kilometre (13.9 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy).

Lavagna (river)

The Lavagna is an Italian river in the province of Genoa.

Lists of rivers

This is a comprehensive list of lists of rivers, organized primarily by continent and country.

Magra

The Magra is a 62-kilometre (39 mi) long river of Northern Italy, which runs through Pontremoli, Filattiera, Villafranca in Lunigiana and Aulla in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany); Santo Stefano di Magra, Vezzano Ligure, Arcola, Sarzana and Ameglia in the province of La Spezia (Liguria).

In Roman times, it was known as the Macra and marked the eastern boundary of the territory of Liguria.

The river’s drainage basin occupies around 1,686 km2 (651 sq mi). Its most important tributary is the Vara which joins the Magra from the right within the commune of Santo Stefano di Magra.

Merula (creek)

The Merula is a 14.7-kilometre (9.1 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy).

Nervia

The Nervia is a 28.3-kilometre (17.6 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy).

Neva (stream)

The Neva is a 22-kilometre (14 mi) torrent or stream of Piemonte and Liguria (Italy).

Polcevera

The Polcevera (in Ligurian Pûçéivia or Ponçéivia) is a 19-kilometre (12 mi) river in Liguria (Italy).

Pora (river)

The Pora (or Porra) is a 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy).

San Pietro (creek)

The San Pietro or Evigno is a 10.2-kilometre (6.3 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy).

Varatella

The Varatella (or Varatello) is a 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) stream of Liguria (Italy).

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