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Maps of Italy

italy_map_regions The Italian state is divided into regions. Each region is subdivided into a handful of provinces. The smallest administrative unit is a comune, which has a mayor and a local authority, but may contain just a few hundred residents.Each Italian region has its own character, its own regional cuisine & its own dialect

Maps of Italy…

Calabria in Southern Italy

scilla calabria Calabria is situated in southern Italy and is also popularly refereed to as the ‘toe’ of the Italian peninsula. It is situated south of Naples (Napoli) and has a population of 2 million people. It is a coastal region of Italy with the Tyrrhenian Sea and the lonian Sea on its sides and is known for the cleanest and most unspoiled beaches in Italy. It has a wonderful geographical combination of being mountainous while always being surrounded by the sea. The three main mountain ranges are the Pollino, La Sila and the Aspromonte; and they are all unique in their flora and fauna — some of them have dense forests and some are wide-aired plateaus and some are plain, vast and fertile for agriculture. The coastlines give a view of beautiful wild nature.

Calabria in Southern Italy…

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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