Regions of Italy

Regions of Italy - the captivating charm of the boot-shaped country. Home to the most ingenious human creations in the world like pizza and piano, the Repubblica Italia or just Italy is home to more than 60 million inhabitants.

Home to the most ingenious human creations in the world like pizza and piano, the Repubblica Italia or just Italy is home to more than 60 million inhabitants. This profoundly Christianised country is strategically located in the midst of Europe and Asia, with it facing the sweetest view of Europe north and the oil-rich nations of the Middle East down.

Italy’s location makes it a perfect getaway destination when in Europe as it is facing most of the other European countries. This boot-shaped country holds the record for having the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world like ruins of marvellous structures of the lost era of the Roman Empire. It is also the home to two independent states; one is the Vatican City headed by the Pope and the other is San Marino, considered as the oldest republic in the world being established in 301 A.D.!. Fondly called ‘Bel Paese’ (beautiful place), it’s popularity among global tourists proved to be endless as its 20 regions offer different shades of the Mediterranean vibe that both first-time goers and frequent visitors never get tired of experience.

Below, we have listed these 20 regions, some are familiar to your ears but all bring captivating charms, unforgettable encounters and memorable stories to tell your loved ones for many years. Each is linked to their pages with related articles and recommendations on places to explore, popular cities and their traditions. If you need further assistance, we are online on live chat to help too.

Lazio

Most famous for its capital Rome, the region of Lazio has many enchanting features, from its historical role that is evident up to this day with the presence of magnificent structures like the Colosseum, ancient villas, old churches and admirable fountains. The region also boasts the natural gifts of land and water, with almost half of it with slopes and high mountains and the other part surrounded by alluring beaches and rivieras. After crossing out your bucket list to see the eternal city, we encourage you to stay longer and discover the other provinces such as Frosinone, Latina, Rieti, and Viterbo. Bring yourself to a different period and breathe the past within your present.

Marche

Marche offers a vivid storytelling of the Renaissance and Medieval times with its picturesque villages, glorious opera houses, exceptional fortresses and theatres. Its most significant figure is the master artist Raphael, notable for his works at the Vatican Palace. He was born in the small city of Urbino and a fellow of Michaelangelo. Regular tourists often miss Marche due to its proximity to more commercially advertised regions, which make it more enticing to consider if you are looking for a uniquely inspiring journey, with its hillside, farmland and sea, more like Tuscany but less pricey.

Tuscany

Many are said about Tuscany, handsomely written in books, majestically presented in films and earnestly described by both locals and visitors as a perfect example of paradise with its beauty, arts and architectures. It is rich in history from the Etruscans to the Romans, and to this modern day. Most of us know the Tower of Pisa or heard a lot of amazing things about Florence, its monuments and museums, but they are just a small percentage of the region’s astonishing vastness. Each city and each town have its unique character you want to know more when introduced. But it’s impossible unless you want to migrate to Tuscany and leave your country. A large number did!

Umbria

Many are said about Tuscany, handsomely written in books, majestically presented in films and earnestly described by both locals and visitors as a perfect example of paradise with its beauty, arts and architectures. It is rich in history from the Etruscans to the Romans, and to this modern day. Most of us know the Tower of Pisa or heard a lot of amazing things about Florence, its monuments and museums, but they are just a small percentage of the region’s astonishing vastness. Each city and each town have its unique character you want to know more when introduced. But it’s impossible unless you want to migrate to Tuscany and leave your country. A large number did!

Emilia-Romagna

Humorously called the land of the wheels where Ferrari headquarters is located and most car and motorsports events are held, Emilia-Romagna balances off the old and the new, with its long-established buildings, carefully formed mosaics and churches, and the oldest university in Europe on its sleeves. While continuously facing the future with its innovative industries and stable economy. It also shows off a gastronomical culture that is handed down from generations to generations making its foods, one of the best in Italy and widely known in the world. Some of its fine products are pasta and sauces like bolognese, cold cuts like mortadella and prosciutto di Parma, Grana and Parmesan cheeses. Have a festival of flavours all year round!

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Sounding like three cities combined, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is one of Italy’s autonomous region with customs merged in from its previous conquerors, regional neighbours and nearby countries like Austria and Slovenia in the northeast corner, truly a lovely mix of detailed chronicles and accomplished now. If you are into nature or love adventurous sports like hiking, trekking, skiing and much more,  Friuli-Venezia Giulia will greet you with its environmentalist flair consisting of sandy beaches facing the Adriatic sea, scenic landscapes, immense forests, mountain streams, and fascinating parts of the Carnic and the Julian Alps. 

Trentino-Alto Adige

With its unrefined assets and strikingly beautiful mountain ranges, Trentino-Alto Adige is blending in neatly with other European territories while trying to persist its Italian heritage. The region is located in Northern Italy beside Austria and Switzerland, making German one of its official languages, Italian being the other. It is not only a prominent favourite for winter sports lovers but also serves as sanctuaries for vacationers who prefer a de-stressing and health centred holiday. Widespread spa towns and ski resorts give so many possibilities to unwind while admiring its breathtaking wonders, from the Dolomites to lakes and castles, to vineyard passages and more. Travel to Wellness.

Veneto

When you think of a romantic Italian fantasy, a visit to the canals of Venice riding a Gondola or a glimpse to Shakespeare’s Verona on Juliet’s balcony is sure to be on your checklist and the million others who visited it yearly. A day trip or two is not sufficient to really understand the significant region of Veneto. Once a Republic for more than 1000 years, Veneto is a silhouette of its antiquity and precious possession of its successors, from Gothic arts to celebrated artists influences seen in its churches and monuments, Donatello, Giotto, Carpaccio, Bellini, to name a few to its present outstanding social and economic prestige. Do not just daydream, live and cherish it.

Aosta Valley

The smallest region of Italy and the only one with no provinces welcomes you with its heavenly spectacles, from its several towers and castles, sky-high summits, divergent valleys, the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc to the oldest natural park, the Gran Paradiso. Aosta Valley is an immeasurable jewel in the middle of the Alps, whether you are a family with kids, friends, or groups of sports enthusiasts, there is always an activity to keep you busy or just let you get lost in time and unwind. Its villages whose languages varies from Italian to French and even to some German dialects, a meeting of different ways of life and mother tongue to build a cordial community. Delightful to witness?

Liguria

The region which Columbus’ dream of a New World flourished and the delectable pesto originated. Liguria invokes an Italianism that narrates its splendid past and reinforces its modern day. Food, wine and shipbuilding are some of its head industries and having Genoa as the busiest seaports in Italy, praising its roots from the region’s rich Maritime History. Like its French equivalent, the Italian Riviera or Ligurian Riviera is admired globally with plenty of holidaymakers adding it on their itineraries, to relax on its countless beaches or adore its quintessential villages like Portofino and the Cinque Terre with their colourful houses, radiant locals and natural resources. 

Lombardy

The economic force that keeps Italy in the top list of world’s financial faculties. Lombardy is the richest region in the country with its well-developed capital Milan as the principal player. In Lombardy, classical constructions like the Milano Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II fuse into its modern contemporary buildings and business centres easily available for people from different lifestyles, workers, professionals, tourists, residents, immigrants, or anyone who chose this region for opportunities. It is a glamorous intermix of incredible arts of the past and fashion of the future, industrialised cities and reserved lake communes.




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