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View Poll Results: Which has better natural scenery, California or Italy?
California 105 55.85%
Italy 83 44.15%
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:09 PM
AFP
 
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I think most of the people commenting here haven't traveled to most parts of California, especially the natural habitats.

I don't have enough criteria to compare (only been to Rome), but California has many spectacular places: Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, Yosemite, Anza Borrego dessert, and many more.

Wildlife is also part of the natural scenery in California.

https://www.google.com/search?q=wild...CIgBELAE&dpr=1

Forest(We have bigger trees than the Italians) don't be jealous. Lol.

https://www.google.com/search?q=redw...2&ved=0CB0QsAQ

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Old 07-02-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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It would be helpful if people could elaborate on their choices a little more.
uhh...
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Munich, Germany
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Here some less known Italian highlights

Monte Rosa:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2...Monte_Rosa.jpg

Monte Viso


Mondole, 7.2.2011 « inMontanis.info

Coast near Pesaro

Panoramio - Photo of Gli elementi, acqua, cielo, mare.


Panoramio - Photo of Strada Panoramica Adriatica - vineyard of Fattoria Mancini

Stromboli

Eine Reise zu den Liparischen Inseln*-*Meer*-*Reisetipps

Coast near Genoa

Panoramio - Photo of Malpasso bagni


Panoramio - Photo of S. Ilario con Portofino


Southern Tyrol


Panoramio - Photo of Roverč della Luna

Stelvio Pass

https://www.sentres.com/en/ortles-ortler-area
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Originally Posted by rosa surf View Post
I think most of the people commenting here haven't traveled to most parts of California, especially the natural habitats.

I don't have enough criteria to compare (only been to Rome), but California has many spectacular places: Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, Yosemite, Anza Borrego dessert, and many more.
Good points. I think people know of California from media and that sadly, only shows a tiny fraction.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Wildlife is also part of the natural scenery in California.

https://www.google.com/search?q=wild...CIgBELAE&dpr=1

Forest(We have bigger trees than the Italians) don't be jealous. Lol.

https://www.google.com/search?q=redw...2&ved=0CB0QsAQ
A lot of wildlife in California is endemic or nearly so. California, for an area it's size has a HUGE variety of landscapes and habitats
which make for very diverse flora and fauna.

Strangely, and I blame this on the media; most people do not think of forest when they think of California but a huge part of the state is forest and I believe CA has more protected national forest than just about any other state.

California's mountains are also more dynamic than elsewhere in North America. The Rockies average higher as they rise off of an elevated plateau but the Sierras are taller as their bases are much closer to sea level.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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a single mature Redwood tree toppling over would stretch from one side of Italy to the other
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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People have this idea that California is mostly desert. Only 25-30% of California is true desert.
And the desert is quite beautiful in its own way as well.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Understood.

Mount Lassen:
https://www.google.com/search?q=moun...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Joshua Tree National Park:
https://www.google.com/search?q=moun...+national+park

Mono Lake:
https://www.google.com/search?q=anza...ch&q=mono+lake

Sequoia National Park:
https://www.google.com/search?q=anza...+national+park

Redwood National park:
https://www.google.com/search?q=anza...+national+park

Redwoods and Sequoias are two different species by the way.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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a single mature Redwood tree toppling over would stretch from one side of Italy to the other
So wrong LOL
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:30 AM
AFP
 
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a single mature Redwood tree toppling over would stretch from one side of Italy to the other

Lol we do have some tall tress though.


http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2009...da1-s6-c30.jpg


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