Twenty regions and over a hundred provincial cities: these are the numbers of Italy as a political and administrative unit, reflected in the variety of customs and traditions, differing colours and smells, in local idioms and regional histories.
Throughout our long history, from prehistory, through the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans to the Second World War up to today, we see Italy as the cradle of Mediterranean civilisation, with a glorious past which has left its mark in an infinite number of architectural and artistic witnesses in Italian cities and urban centres.
From Aosta to Cagliari, from Milano to Palermo, from Venice to Rome: whether they be on the sea or in the mountains, in the plains or along the rivers, on the shores of a lake or in the countryside, Italian cities are unique. In this section the tourist in love with art, culture and history can learn about the characteristics of all the major regional and provincial cities in Italy,and about the monuments gracing their squares, streets and historical sites.
Of course if you so desire, you can also have a look at the regions themselves, permitting a foretaste of the holiday full of fun and relaxation in wait for you up and down the Peninsula.
In the cradle of the renaissance
A LEADING REGION FOR TOURISM
A reference point? Rome – open city
An uncontaminated kingdom
A land of light, clay, woods and mountains, contrasts and allegories
A region “at the foot of the mountains”
A journey through the centuries of italian history
The appeal of tradition, the power of nature
A region with endless landscapes
From etna’s eternal snow to the splendid coastal resorts
From the thrill of the peaks to the calm beaches
Not just industry
A thousand different perfumes between sea and sky
A magical encounter between the sea and the mountains
Where the sea is bluer than blue
A “vertical” region
A land of saints, holy places and religious movements where the past, present and future meet
A holiday for all tastes
A natural pearl immersed in the ionian sea
Discovering the “winged lion”