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When in Rome, do as the Romans do, but whatever you do, enjoy Italy.. Italy, home to Rome, The Eternal City, has the distinction of being the country with the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a thriving and metropolitan community in Southern . Europe Italy is bordered by , France , Slovenia and Austria to the north and has an extensive coastline to the east, south and west. Geographically, Switzerland Italy is unique as, not only do Vatican City and San Marino, two independent states, lie within its borders, two of its 20 regions, being Sardinia and Sicily, are islands. The official language of the 59.6 million people presently living in Italy is Italian and the country is famous for its food, its historic sites and its fashion. Italy forms part of the Eurozone and the Euro is therefore valid legal tender. Of the 20 regions into which Italy is divided, it is Central Italy that is home to the Italian capital, . No other city in the world can lay claim to attractions of such architectural beauty and historical significance as this city, and a tourist can spend a lifetime of Rome and yet not see everything. Must-sees while in Rome include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and St Peter's Square and Basilica. Northwest holidays in Italy Italy's most famous city is and although the city may be ultra-modern, it can boast of having the oldest churches in Italy, including the magnificent gothic cathedral The Duomo, the completely frescoed Renaissance Saint Maurice Church and Saint Mary of the Graces, which is home to the Last Supper painting Milan Tuscany Very well known for its arts, culinary delights and exemplary Tuscan wine forte, Tuscany is history personified, and the ability to be able to sample even a small part of its architecture, landscapes and overall beauty truly makes it worthy of consideration...... To Explore Tuscany click Puglia,Italy One of the most elegant, understated regions in all of Italy is Puglia (Apulia). Here is the true beating heart of Italy, located on a peninsula with the Adriatic Sea to the east and Ionian Sea to the southeast. Puglians refer to their region as the “heel of Italy’s boot” which covers approximately 7300 miles. This location has a direct effect on life in Puglia and the temperate climate. It is a treasure trove for tourists who love happy, friendly people, amazing landscapes and the feel of the simple rural life on the coast of a peninsula...... To Explore Puglia Italy click Liguria is a small coastal region located in the northwestern part of Italy. It is comprised of four provinces, Genoa, Imperia, La Spezia and Savona. This narrow region is bordered by the Ligurian Sea and the Alps mountains making its panoramic views breathtaking. Liguria is filled with rich history, beautiful beaches, fine cuisine and quaint towns which attracts thousands of tourists every year. This long coastline is also known as the Italian Riviera and is characterized with white sandy beaches. ..... To Explore Liguria, Italy click Sicily,Italy Known for its rugged beauty and stunning shoreline, Sicily is one of the top visitor attractions in Europe. The island boasts great beaches, historic cities, excellent food and a plethora of historical landmarks and sites. Sicily is home to everything from soaring mountains to ancient ruins. Visitors will never lack in things to do or places to see....... To Explore Sicily,Italy click Veneto,Italy The region of Veneto can be found in the northeastern Italy, with the northernmost section bordering Switzerland. Until Napoleon’s invasion at the end of the 18th century it was an independent republic, and even today has a rich heritage and strong cultural identity. Aside from Rome, it is the most visited region of Italy, thanks to beautiful cities like Venice and Verona which have captures the heart of travelers around the world........ To Explore Veneto,Italy click Campania,Italy is home to lush natural beauty and diverse cultural attractions that continue to attract visitors. Located in Southern Italy, 5.8 million people reside in the area, making Campania the second most populated area in the country. A number of culturally important entities have occupied Campania, giving the area great historical relevance....... To Explore Campania Italy click Lazio,Italy is the most populated region of Italy. It is also one of the most wealthy regions in the country and is a very popular travel destination. There are many fun and exciting things to do and see there. The coastlines of Lazio are absolutely beautiful. They are lined with sandy beaches and forests. These areas are often visited by people traveling in the area. The Pontine Islands are also located in the region of Lazio. These islands are very popular and well-known throughout the world....... To Explore Lazio Italy click Lombardy,Italy Bordering the Swiss Alps in Northern Italy, Lombardy is the richest and the most populous of the country’s 20 regional districts. The region’s capital, Milan, is the second-most visited city in Italy. Home to Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, and the La Scala opera house, Milan is also one of the fashion capitals of the world, headquarters for designers such as Versace, Prada and Armani. The scenic Lombardy lake district also lies in the region........ To Explore Lombardy Italy click Piemonte,Italy located on the Italian peninsula in the northwest corner. It consists of the following provinces: Alessandria, Biella, Novara, Asti, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Cuneo, Turin, and Vercelli. The capital of Piemonte is Turin. The region is part of an industrial triangle, which consists of Turin, Genoa, and Milan. Piemonte is not as well known for being a tourist area as other regions in Italy are but it is still a popular destination for many. It gained recent recognition worldwide when it was the host for the 2006 Winter Olympics........ To Explore Piemonte Italy click Calabria,Italyis the region that comprises the toe of the boot of Italy at the very southern tip of the Italian peninsula. It is a mountainous area surrounded on the west, south and east by the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas. The rugged Pollino, La Sila and Aspromonte mountain ranges wrinkle the rest of Calabria into a land of hills, valleys, lakes and forests........ To Explore Calabria Italy click Abruzzo,ItalyOne of Italy’s 20 regions, Abruzzo is located in the center of the Italian peninsula, bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Apennines to the west, the region is the most mountainous of Italian regions......... 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Sardinia,Italy Since it is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and has 1,129 miles of coastline, the island of Sardinia is a highly prized destination for seaside vacations. Sardinia is a popular travel destination because of its beaches, scenic beauty, and ideal climate, but above all because of the spectacular hospitality provided to visitors by those who live there.,..........
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Basilicata,Italy The region of Italy known as Basilicata is located in the arch of the boot and is divided into two provinces, Potenza and Matera. Basilicata meets the Ionian Sea at the Gulf of Taranto to the southeast and is bordered on either side by the regions of Puglia and Campania provinces. Basilicata, Italy has a long history of seismic events and is home to the extinct volcano Monte Vulture, located an hour north of the city Potenza.............
> To Explore Basilicata,Italy click Emilia Romagna,Italyis a region located in the northern portion of the country. Emilia Romagna has a population of just above 4.4 million people. The entire region and its capital city, Bologna, are some of the most wealthiest areas found in Europe. Lamborghini, Maserati and Ferrari, which are three of the most expensive European cars brands are all manufactured in the Emilia Romagna region......... To Explore Emilia Romagna, Italy click
Umbria,Italy is located west of Marche, east of Tuscany, and north of Lazio. It is not on the coastline, but it does have some magnificent scenery, including Lake Trasimeno near Tuscany, Rocca Maggoire and the mountains of Spoleto, and its beautiful countryside. There are also numerous activities for you to engage in and tourist attractions to visit.......... To Explore Umbria, Italy click
Friuli-Venezia Giulia,Italy is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is not only full of natural wonder, but also with rich history that dates back thousands of years. Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, is one of those special regions of Italy that has a long history and a beautiful culture that has lasted throughout the centuries. It is a part of the twenty region system of Italy............
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Le Marche,Italy The region of Le Marche borders along the territory of Emillia Romagna. It is a vast, hilly country. The eastern border of the region is formed by the Adriatic Sea. Because of the mountainous geography of the region, there are also mountains, particularly the chain of small mountains that trail along the coast, the Appenine. Monte Vetorre is Le Marche’s tallest mountain peak,.......... > To Explore Le Marche, Italy click
Valle d'Aosta,Italy The Aosta Valley or Valle d’Aosta is the Italian region of the Alpine location of Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, and Mont Blanc. The smallest of the Italian regions, Val d’Aosta is in the northwestern section of Italy. The valley is surrounded by France on the west, Switzerland to the North, and the Piedmont on the west and the south.,..........
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Molise,Italy is a mountainous region on the Adriatic coast surrounded by Abruzzo to the north, Puglia on the south and Lazio Roma and Campania to the west.
Visitors will find Molise to be an uncomplicated trip from either Naples or Rome, and they will enjoy the lush forests and small medieval towns and castles...........
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Trentino Alto Adige,Italy is the Northern Region of Italy. The region is a spectacular collage of snow capped mountains, sparkling waterfalls, beautiful lakes, grassy meadows, luscious forests, popular ski resorts, and medieval towns. South Tyrol and Trentino are the two provinces in the region. Bolzano, Meran and Trento are some of the more well known cities in the region..............
> To Explore Trentino Alto Adige,Italy click The most well known city in Northeast Italy must be , with its Bridge of Sighs, tall Campanile di San Marco, bustling St Mark's Square and quaint canals. Venice is situated on a lagoon and sprawls over a huge area on the mainland as well as on 118 nearby islands. No visit to Venice Italy would be complete without a twilight canal cruise after a visit to the islands to see how the famous Venetian masks are made. lies on the beautiful Bay of Naples in Southern Naples Italy and is the capital of the Campania Region. Best known for the Museo Archeologico Nazionale which houses the treasures of destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, Naples broods under the sullen stare of nearby Mount Vesuvius and has its own brand of peculiar charm.
The island of Sicily lies just off the 'toe' of the Italian 'boot' and is best known for its food, Mount Etna (the biggest volcano in Europe) and its lazy hot summer months. is Sicily's most captivating city and visitors must make time for the Catacombe dei Cappuccini with its morbid yet fascinating collection of 8,000 embalmed corpses. Last but not least is Sardinia, lying 250km off Italy's south-western coastline. Sardinia is wild and unspoilt and tourists can relax on its beautiful beaches at San Teodoro, Torregrande and Budoni after surviving the hustle and bustle that is the rest of Palermo Italy.