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Topino river
Origin Monte Pennino
Mouth Chiascio/Tiber
Basin countries Umbria, Italy
Length 77 km (48 mi)
Source elevation 649 m (2,129 ft)
Avg. discharge 12 m3/s (420 cu ft/s)
Basin area 1,231 km2 (475 sq mi)

The Topino is a river in Umbria, central Italy. It was known in ancient times as Timia or Tinia[1][2] 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 metres (2,129 ft), 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.


  1. ^ W. Smith. 1854. "Tinia" In Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography.
  2. ^ Harris, W., R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 413340 (Tinea (river))". Pleiades. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 

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