This thematic section of the Italian Journal of Geosciences – Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana e del Servizio Geologico d’Italia, contains a collection of 32 papers that deal with the structural geology, tectonics and geodynamics of the Apennine and Alpine orogenic belts. The papers were presented at the 2-day meeting «Alps and Apennines: a natural laboratory for structural geology and geodynamics» that was held in Pisa on October 2007. A number of renowned scientists of international reputation, with considerable experience on italian geology, has kindly accepted our invitation to contribute to the thematic section with solicited papers.

The meeting was...

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