Culture

Aosta Valley - Mont BlancAosta Valley: The smallest region in Italy; in its northwest, it is located between France and Switzerland. At its core are its majestic peaks (the region is, after all, mostly mountainous). Here we find the highest peaks in the Alps: Cervino, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and the king of them all, Mont Blanc, which at 15,781 feet is the highest mountain in Europe, the roof of the old Continent.

 

 

PiedmontPiedmont: Piedmont is in Italy’s northwest and borders Switzerland and France. True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.

 

 

LiguriaLiguria: Liguria is in north-western Italy, bordering with France. The region features impressive mountains and lovely rolling hills, colored by the green Mediterranean turf and overlooking the Ligurian Sea. The two are divided by a high, indented coastline.

 

 

LombardyLombardy: One of Italy’s largest regions, Lombardy lies in the north of the country, sharing a border with Switzerland. From the Alps to the lowlands of the Po Valley, it is home to a wide range of landscapes, including the breathtaking mountain chain that boasts the Valchiavenna, Valtellina and the Camonica Valley.

 

 

VenetoVeneto: Situated in Italy’s northeast, Veneto extends from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, by way of an expansive range of hills and a valley furrowed by rivers, canals and the Po River Delta.  The typical scenery of Veneto’s coast is the Venetian lagoon, and, right on this very lagoon stands perhaps the most unique city in the entire world – Venice, visited by millions of tourists every year.

 

 

Trentino Alto AdigeTrentino Alto Adige: Situated in the very north of Italy bordering Austria and Switzerland, and best known for the beauty of its peaks. This setting encloses an extraordinary variety of landscapes: snow-capped mountaintops, woods, wide valleys, streams, lakes, typical villages with soaring bell towers, and the myriad shades of unadulterated nature.

 

 

Friuli Venezia GiuliaFriuli Venezia Giulia: This region is situated in Italy’s northeast and borders Slovenia and Austria. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The impressive Carso plateau is formed by windswept rocks, and soil erosion has created a series of caves, hollows and resurgences over time.

 

 

Emilia RomagnaEmilia Romagna: Emilia Romagna lies between the River Po to its north and the Apennine Mountains (to its south). It is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy, thanks to the mitigating effect that the Adriatic Sea has on the coastal climate.

 

 

TuscanyTuscany: Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.  Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities – first among them Florence – make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. The coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands.

 

 

UmbriaUmbria: Ever-changing, untouched landscapes in the green of winding valleys make Umbria a region that will never fail to amaze. This region comprises mainly hills, mountains, hollows and plains and extends along the Tiber’s central basin.
At the heart of the boot, it is the only region with no coastline.

 

The MarchesThe Marches: Surprising and wonderful in its diversity, this region of Central Italy, with its winding yet symmetrical form, shows off its multi-faceted beauty through cliffs and caves that overlook unforgettable beaches, hills that are steeped in history, and rich traditions and cultures, all set against a backdrop of mountains.

 

 

LazioLazio: This is the cradle of occidental civilization and Christian culture, of lakes and legends, of thermal spas and history, of ancient roads and verdant hills. Lazio is a region of central Italy bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea and characterized by hills and mountains. Lazio is best known for different yet complementary features, unblemished sceneries and the nations capital city – Rome.

 

 

CampaniaCampania: Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the what it is. The waters here boast the islands in the Gulf of Naples and Capri – true natural masterpieces.

 

 

BasilicataBasilicata: Basilicata is embedded between Calabria and Apulia, in the south of Italy. One does not stumble across this region accidentally but chooses to visit it in search of a new experience, plunging into places where silence, colors, scents and flavors remove the visitor from the frenzy and stress of modern life and offer unique sensations.

 

 

abruzzoAbruzzo: Abruzzo is located in central Italy and stretches from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, on a mostly mountainous and wild terrain.  In the mountains, tourist resorts and well-equipped facilities for skiing and winter sports rise among unpolluted peaks and rocky walls: among them are Pescasseroli, Rivisondoli and Roccaraso.

 

 

MoliseMolise: 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. A mountainous and hilly layout, scored by the characteristic tratturi, the historic trails of seasonal migration of people and livestock that join the pastures of Abruzzo to those of Apulia.

 

ApuliaApulia: Also known as “Le Puglie” in the plural form, this region contains, in fact, many souls. The “heel of Italy’s boot,” Apulia is a charming region that can be visited all year round and is suspended among nature, history, tradition, tastes and spirituality.

 

 

calabriaCalabria: The toe of the boot – lapped by the crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, a nature that is wild and mysterious, the strong and genuine flavors of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria unique.

 

 

SardiniaSardinia: Coves and beaches of snowwhite sand … this is Sardinia, an island with natural contrasts, the lights and colors of a region that boasts old traditions and a wild and pure nature.  Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a mainly mountainous region. Great surfaces still preserve natural composition, luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes.

 

sicilySicily: Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions.