Discover 20 regions of Italy with ENIT


Italy is a rather compact country, but its territory is so various, that a journey from north to south is equitable to traveling in several different countries.

  

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and its mount Etna (3342 m) is the largest active volcano in Europe. Sicily is surrounded by archipelagos of small islands - a paradise for lovers of the virgin sea and nature. Sites attesting to Sicily’s various colonizations across the Island are today major attractions for tourists from all over the world: cities of Greeks, monuments and buildings left by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs and the Normans - there are 7 UNESCO sites in Sicily.
 
 
Sardinia, a small continent in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, is an endless island, a unique combination of beautiful natural sceneries, customs and traditions, a jewel to discover and love. Nearly two thousand kilometres of coastline open into white beaches and clear blue sea, leading towards the inside. Sardinia means also archaeological and historical monuments, traditional festivals, good food and wellness, sports and leisure. Its visitors are welcomed in an inviting atmosphere, with magical places, capable of arousing feelings and emotions.

 
 

Extraordinary Calabria, a land of thousand surprises. It is a beautiful country with unspoiled sea, lush countryside, numerous architectural and artistic masterpieces. Here you can find all you need for your vacation: hotels, resorts, campgrounds, restaurants, beaches, landmarks, castles, churches, museums and traditional Calabrian cuisine. A breathtaking surprise is the picturesque and spectacular coast of Tropea,on the Tyrrhenian sea (Calabria is also boarded by the Ionian).

 
 

Basilicata is a region of southern Italy and one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Its slow pace of life and rustic, authentic feel is the unforgettable”Italian experience”. With a fascinating history, dating back to prehistoric times, there are many treasures from ancient cave dwellings and fortified ruins to Greek temples and beautiful frescos lying undiscovered by mass tourism in the region’s remote hilltop towns and villages.
Stay in a cave: an unforgettable experience in the the Sassi of Matera, UNESCO world heritage site. Play in the sun on the beaches of the Ionian coast, home to a Blue Flag beach and breeding ground for sea turtles and Maratea (on the Tyrrhenian coast) where the statue of Christ the Redeemer welcomes you high above the chic port. Fly like an angel in the extreme adventure of a Tryolean traverse, a zip wire between the mountain top villages of Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa. Walk, ride and cycle as you explore the Pollino National Park, the Appenine National Park, the Gallipoli Cognato Regional Park and the other nature reserves where wild horses roam and eagles soar.

 
 
In less than 10 years Pugliapromozione, the Regional Tourism Board, has placed Puglia on top of the international travel tier as the true 'Unexpected Italy', because of its unique identity made of diverse cultures, unteninted nature and pristine architecture along with fine arts, food and wine heritage, festivals and traditions. Pugliapromozione created a solid awareness around this Italian region as an authentic and contemporary land, alive and rich with events throughout the year while staying devoid of mass tourism. Genuine and spectacular, Puglia is an experience-oriented destination, a mosaic of colors, scents and landscapes stirring emotions, combining ancient traditions with a modern lifestyle.

 
 
Campania is history with 11 UNESCO World Heritage acknowledgments, art and Culture with impressive monuments, museums and historical buildings, architecture with the beauties of royal palaces and charterhouses, beauty with the dreamy locations of Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Capri, Procida and Ischia islands, creativity with the unique handicraft of ceramics, cribs, marquetry, coral and cameos, delicacy: this is the 1st Region in South Italy for traditional certified food&wine productions.

 
 

Molise is situated in south-central Italy and lies between the Apennine ridge and the Adriatic Sea. Nature, history, art, age-old traditions and good food are the treasures of this still largely-undiscovered region. The coast boasts sandy beaches a clear and clean sea year after year awarded with the Blue Flag. Discover the thousand years of history behind this region and its culture by visiting its archaeological sites, abbeys, small towns and countless castles.
 
 
Abruzzo: among the major peaks of the Apennines and the waters of the Adriatic lies a land rich in attractions. Unspoiled nature, itineraries and excursions, food and wine excellences, villages, sea, spirituality and culture, a thousand activities to fully experience this region. Its Adriatic coast is characterized by long and sandy beaches to the north and pebbly beaches to the south. In the mountains, tourist resorts and well-equipped facilities for skiing and winter sports rise among unpolluted peaks and rocky walls.
 

Marche is the region in which a rich and varied countryside - the Adriatic sea with its flat and sandy coast interrupted at intervals by rugged, rocky precipices; the harmonious agricultural landscape of its gentle hills; the deep and mysterious caves; the protected areas of natural beauty - is enriched with towns, villages, palaces, and religious buildings, all of them of important architectural and artistic value. The regional capital is Ancona - an important Adriatic port and art city.
 
 

Found in the heart of Italy, Latium offers a rich, cultural, architectural, spiritual heritage with an extraordinary variety nature. Starting from Rome, the capital city of Italy where is located the Vatican City, Latium has an extraordinary variety of landscape, from the mountains like Terminillo, to the Pontine Islands, the pearl of Mediterranean. If you want to live an unforgettable experience, consider staying in one or all of Lazio's provinces like Viterbo, or Rieti, or Latina, Frosinone, as well as the Province of Rome. We are looking forward to welcome you in our delightful Region!

 

Umbria is called "the green heart of Italy", it is known for its rich nature and lakes, cultural events (in historical costume, international festival of jazz, fair "Eurochocolate"), wine production and gastronomy. The Umbria’s cities are rich with ancient monuments and art masterpieces: capital Perugia, with its prestigious university for foreigners; the pilgrim city of Assisi - the native land of St.Francis and other cities famous for monuments of high art value: Gubbio, Orvieto, Todi, etc.
 
 
Tuscany is famous for its extraordinary contribution to European culture. Here was born the great era of the Renaissance. Great works of architecture, sculpture and paintings of genius as Leonardo, Michelangelo, etc. Tuscany is not just Florence, but also Siena, Pisa, Carrara, Lucca, Pistoia, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Prato, that all boast objects of great architectural and artistic value; and unique Tuscan seaside and countryside also famous for its gastronomic traditions and great wines.
 

A world Heritage site since 2008, San Marino is the oldest Republic and fifth smallest country in the world, located in the heart of the Italian peninsula. Intense, magical and unique, San Marino offers authentic and exclusive experiences: a thrilling time travel in the medieval old-town centre on top of Mount Titano, breathtaking views and romantic sunsets, an outdoor holiday immersed in unspoiled nature, a rich and varied food&wine tradition.
 
 
Emilia Romagna is a destination rich in history, friendly people, passions, and beauty. A beauty that can be experienced along the coasts of the Riviera as on the Apennine meadows, in the monuments of its cities as in the masterpieces of its cooking tradition and its engine talent. Emilia Romagna is also famous for its history and culture and its ancient universities - the oldest European University is in Bologna – and also for lengthy coastline, crowded with tourists drawn by the irresistible trinity sun-sea-fun.
 

Friuli Venezia Giulia is the most North-Eastern region in Italy, bordering with Austria and Slovenia. It can offer you a vibrant selection of all the best things that Italy is famous for: ski resorts in the Alps and Dolomites, sandy Adriatic coast beaches (Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Trieste), traditional villages, art cities such as Trieste, Udine, Gorizia and Pordenone, the Unesco World Heritage sites of Aquileia, Cividale del Friuli and Palmanova, wild nature and of course excellent food and awards winning white wines.
 

Say Veneto and you immediately think of Venice's S.Mark Square, the great lagoon, gondolas on the Grand Canal, the wild Carnival, the International Film Festival, the Biennale Art Exhibition. But Veneto is not just Venice, but also sea (Bibione, Jesolo) and ski resorts (Cortina D’Ampezzo), ancient art cities like Padua where the majestic Basilica houses the relics of S.Antonio that attracts millions of pilgrims every year; Verona, immortalized by Shakespeare in "Romeo and Juliet".
 

Washed by the Ligurian Sea and dominated by the Ligurian Alps and Ligurian Apennines to the north, Liguria is one of Italy’s smallest regions. A spectacular land of mountains descending sharply to the sea is the dominant landscape of this region which is worldwide famous for its amazing Cinque Terre, Portofino- an exclusive destination for international jet set, San Remo- the city of Festival of the Italian Song which is held every year, Genoa, but it keeps many more treasures.
 
 
Piedmont is one of the largest regions in Italy and covers almost entirely the northwestern section. It is a land of mountains, that is why it is famous for its 50 ski resorts with 1,350 km of slopes. Piedmont is also rich in art cities and ancient villages, peaks and plains, hills and beautiful lakes with the 95 protected natural areas and 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is singular for uniqueness but plural for variety and flavors. The regional capital is Torino.
 

The Lombardy region's variety and beauty are exceptional. From art cities steeped in history and 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to the sparkling lakes and beautiful mountains, every corner of the region is capable of stirring authentic emotions. Lombardy means a holiday style 12 months a year with the high boutiques of the fashion quadrilateral in Milan, great food and wine to be discovered in the region's restaurants and luxury hotels and spa where to relax.
 

Situated on Italy’s north-western border with France and Switzerland, the Aosta Valley lies in the sunny heart of the Alps, among the highest peaks of  Europe: Mont Blanc (4,810 m), Matterhorn (4,478 m), Monte Rosa (4,634 m) and Gran Paradiso (4,061 m). It is easily accessible in a couple of hours from Milan, Turin or Geneva airports. It is a top destination for winter sports thanks to its ski areas, which include 28 ski resorts and over 1,200 km of downhill and cross-country slopes and snowboard parks. During the summer season the Aosta Valley is a beautiful natural playground for outdoor activities: trekking, hiking, mountain biking, rafting canyoning, fishing, golfing, gliding, riding …. or simply relaxing in the charming landscape, tasting excellent wine and food, mixing the flavours of Italian and French cuisine, and discovering a well-preserved cultural heritage from the Roman monuments to over 100 castles.
 
 
South Tyrol is Italy’s northernmost province which combines Alpine staidness with Italian joie-de-vivre, the Dolomites – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and cultural diversity. South Tyrol is a region abounding with contrasts, between Mediterranean landscape and Alpine peaks, deeply rooted tradition and cosmopolitan curiosity. The allure of South Tyrol lies in its variety and the harmony of opposites.
 
 
Trentino, autonomous province in the far north of Italy is Italian top ski destination for the Russian market. But holidays in this land can also be a time to explore its nature with 300 lakes, its culture with dozens castles and museums, its gastronomy, wellness and summer festivals. With its stunning blend of natural marvels, culture and traditions, Trentino can offer all of this in the heart of the Italian Alps, where the towering peaks stretch up into the blue sky above the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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