Topino

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Topino
Fiume Topino tratto cittadino.jpg
Topino river
Origin Monte Pennino
Mouth Chiascio/Tiber
Basin countries Umbria, Italy
Length 77 km
Source elevation 649 m
Avg. discharge 12 m³/s
Basin area 1,231 km²

The Topino is a river in Umbria, central Italy. It was known in ancient times as Timia and is mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Canto XI of the Paradise.

Its spring is on the slopes of the Monte Pennino, at 649 m, in the territory of Nocera Umbra. Topino's affluents include the Menotre and the Clitunno River. After passing through the comuni of Valtopina, Foligno, Bevagna, Cannara and Bettona, it joins the Chiascio before flowing into the Tiber.

Coordinates: 43°01′24″N 12°39′8″E / 43.02333°N 12.65222°E / 43.02333; 12.65222