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Umbria in central Italy

todi.jpg Umbria is the smallest region of Italy and it is situated in central Italy. The word ‘Umbria’ comes from the Italian word ‘ombra’ which means ‘shadow’; which seems true to its name as it is shadowed by its well known and industrious neighboring regions of Tuscany and Lazio. The region of Umbria is mostly hilly and mountainous because of the presence of Apennines. The major river of this region is the river Trasimeno and the regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is divided in to two provinces, they are the Province of Perugia and the Province of  Terni. The total area of Umbri is about 3,265 sq. miles and the first inhabitants of the place were the Umbri tribe. Some of the important towns of Umbria are Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto and Terni.

Umbria in central Italy…

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Veneto or Venetia

bassano.jpg Veneto or Venetia is situated in the north-east of Italy along the Adriatic Sea. It touches the border of Austria in the farther north and it is one of the wealthiest and industrialized regions in Italy. With a population of about 4.8 million people, Veneto witnesses an inflow of about 60 million tourists annually. The capital city of Veneto is Venice or Venezia which is a lagoon zone and is one of the most visited cities in the world. The area of the region of Veneto is about 7,101 sq. miles. The region of Veneto is divided into seven provinces of Venezia, Verona, Padova, Belluno, Vicenza, Rovigo and Treviso. The geographical aspects of Veneto include plains, lagoon, hills and mountains.
Veneto or Venetia…

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Valle d’Aosta in the north west of Italy

Valle d’Aosta is a region in the north west of Italy  and has its borders with France in the west and Switzerland in the North. The Aosta Valley, as it is known in English, has the region of Piedmont in its south and east. It is called Val d’Aosta in French and the regional capital of the region is Aosta. It is the smallest region in Italy and has a population of only 120,000 people. Valle d’Aosta, as its name defines, is a valley in the Alps and some of the well known peaks are of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn, with Mont Blanc being the highest peak and well known. Valle d’Aosta is a single province and is divided into 74 communes.
Valle d’Aosta in the north west of Italy…

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