Planning to visit Italy?
Here, one by one, how to pronounce all the 20 regions of Italy and their capital cities:
|Trentino Alto Adige||Trento|
|Friuli Venezia Giulia||Trieste|
Regions: Piemonte, Liguria, Lombardia e Valle d'Aosta
Home of the Italian Riviera, including Portofino, and Cinque Terre. There are many historic cities in this part of Italy such as Torino, the manufacturing capital of Italy, Milano, the business and fashion capital of the country, and the important port of Genova which share the region's visitors with beautiful landscapes like the Lake Como area.
Regions: Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia,Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto
This part of Italy also boasts several important tourist attractions, such as the canal-filled city of Venezia, the cities of Verona, Vicenza, Padova, Trento, Bolzano, Bologna, Ferrara, Piacenza, Parma, Ravenna and Trieste. There are also several mountain ranges such as the Dolomiti, the Alpi and first-class ski resorts like Cortina d'Ampezzo and Madonna di Campiglio. These four regions offer much to see and do. The area has a unique cuisine, including wines and dishes such as prosecco and tiramisu in Veneto; cotechino, ragù and Parma ham in Emilia Romagna, San Daniele ham and white D.O.C. wines in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Regions: Lazio, Abruzzo, Marche, Toscana and Umbria
This area is possibly the most visited in Italy and contains many popular attractions. Roma boasts the remaining wonders of the Roman Empire and some of the world's best known landmarks such as the Colosseo. Firenze, regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is Toscana's most visited city, whereas nearby cities like Siena, Pisa, and Lucca also have rich cultural heritages.Umbria's population is small but it has many important cities such as Perugia and Assisi. The natural parks of Abruzzo include the Abruzzo National Park, the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, the National Park Maiella and Sirente Velino, which every year attract thousands of visitors due to their nature and rare species of wildlife such as Abruzzo chamois.
Regions: Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania and Molise
Napoli is the most visited city in the area, and the ruins of Pompeii are the most visited sights. Other important tourist destinations include the Amalfi Coast and Ravello, Puglia and the beaches and sights of Calabria, as well as up-and-coming agritourism make this less visited region become increasingly popular.
The largest island in the country is a diverse and popular tourist island, famous for its archaeology, seascape and unique Sicilian cuisine.
Large island some 250 kilometers west of the Italian coastline. It includes several popular tourist attractions and has several beaches and archaeological ruins.