from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An arm of the Mediterranean Sea between the Italian peninsula and the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily. The Strait of Messina connects it with the Ionian Sea.
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- proper n. A part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy, bounded by Corsica and Sardinia (west), Tuscany, Lazio, Campania, and Calabria (east), and Sicily (south).
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- n. an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and Sicily
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Also known as the Tyrrhenian Sea, which lies between the islands of
Perhaps because he was staying in Naples, Kaledine insisted upon learning especially about that part of the Mediterranean enclosed between Sardinia, southern Italy, and Sicily, -- the part which the ancients had called the Tyrrhenian Sea ....
Marsili has a hidden but active magma chamber and lies beneath the surface of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is part of the Mediterranean east of Italy.
Secrets of Montecristo Looking south from Elba on a clear day, the tiny, granite Isle of Montecristo rises dramatically from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The elaborately restored 12th - century fortress Castello di Vicarello, near Poggi del Sasso, looks out across the Maremma's plains to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The mountaintop views take in rumpled, thickly forested ridgelines and shadowed valleys all the way out to the glinting Tyrrhenian Sea.
We'd love to tell you, dear reader, that we've been holed up in our Tuscan hideaway over the past month, reading incredibly literary novels and sipping Sangiovese while the sun sets softly over the Tyrrhenian Sea, spending our evenings talking to local peasant folk of the upcoming harvest, and dancing smilingly and politely with the landowner's daughter, but alas we cannot.
After two planes, a van, a ferry, and a taxi, we found ourselves on the very tip of Capri in a room with an amazing terrace overlooking the limestone masses, the Faraglioni, jutting out of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Capri is a dream, a jagged chunk of limestone that juts out of the cobalt blue Tyrrhenian Sea just west of the Sorrentine peninsula.
And while you're doing that, may I suggest you pause, as everyone does, to leap into the Tyrrhenian Sea, where you'll encounter (1) volcanic thermal waters, and (2) the fish you'll be eating later that evening.