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L’Italia. La carta dell’Italia. L’Abruzzo. L’Abruzzo. Capital: L’Aquila Area: 4156 sq mi; 3.58% Population: 1.3 million; 2.22% Provinces: 4 The biggest nature area of Europe. One of most mountainous regions of Italy. Le province dell’Abruzzo. Lo stemma dell’Abruzzo.

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l abruzzo1
L’Abruzzo
  • Capital: L’Aquila
  • Area: 4156 sq mi; 3.58%
  • Population: 1.3 million; 2.22%
  • Provinces: 4
  • The biggest nature area of Europe.
  • One of most mountainous regions of Italy.
la valle d aosta1
la Valle d’Aosta
  • Capital: Aosta
  • Area: 1,260 sq mi; 1.08%
  • Population: 128,000; .21%
  • Provinces: 1
  • French is also an official language here.
  • Autonomous region with special statute – home rule to take into account linguistic and cultural minorities.
  • Smallest, least populated region.
  • Only region with no provinces.
  • Monte Bianco – highest peak in the Alps.
  • Fenis Castle dates from the 13th century.
la basilicata1
la Basilicata
  • Capital: Potenza
  • Area: 3,859 sq mi; 3.32%
  • Population: 591,000; .99%
  • Provinces: 2
  • Also called Lucania by Italians in reference to the region’s original name, dating back to the 5th century BC.
  • Castle of Melfi dates back to the 11th century.
la calabria1
la Calabria
  • Capital: Catanzaro
  • Area: 5,820 sq mi; 5.00%
  • Population: 2 million; 3.37%
  • Provinces: 5
  • At the “toe” of the Italian peninsula
  • 3 mountain ranges: Pollino, La Sila, Aspromonte
la campania1
la Campania
  • Capital: Napoli
  • Area: 5,250 sq mi; 4.51%
  • Population: 5.9 million; 9.75%
  • Provinces: 5
  • Castel Nuovo is a medieval castle in Naples begun in 1279 by Charles I of Anjou.
  • Reggia di Caserta is a former royal residence for the Bourbon kings of Naples.
l emilia romagna1
l’Emilia Romagna
  • Capital: Bologna
  • Area: 8,666 sq mi; 7.34%
  • Population: 4.4 million; 7.17%
  • Provinces: 9
  • One of richest, most developed regions of Europe
  • Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati produced here.
  • Home of Bologna university, one of oldest in the world
il friuli venezia giulia1
Il Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Capital: Trieste
  • Area: 3,034 sq mi; 2.61%
  • Population: 1.2 million; 2.05%
  • Provinces: 4
  • Autonomous region with special statute.
  • Lignano Sabbiadoro is an important summer resort on the Adriatic.
  • The Alps end here.
il lazio1
Il Lazio
  • Capital: Roma
  • Area: 6,655 sq mi; 5.71%
  • Population: 5.7 million; 9.33%
  • Provinces: 5
  • 3rd most populated region; 2nd richest region.
  • Includes Roma, the capital and largest city of Italy.
  • The Capture of Rome on September 20, 1870
  • Completed Italian unification when Lazio was incorprated into the Kingdom of Italy.
la liguria1
La Liguria
  • Capital: Genova
  • Area: 2,093 sq mi; 1.80%
  • Population: 1.6 million; 2.70%
  • Provinces: 4
  • Popular tourist region.
  • Cinque Terre is made up of 5 villages on the Italian Riviera.
la lombardia1
la Lombardia
  • Capital: Milano
  • Area: 9,206 sq mi; 7.92%
  • Population: 9.9 million; 16.17%
  • Provinces: 12
  • Most populous and richest Italian region.
  • Milano is the 2nd top tourist destination in Italy.
  • This region was settled in the 2nd millennium BC.
le marche1
Le Marche
  • Capital: Ancona
  • Area: 3,616 sq mi; 3.22%
  • Population: 1.6 million; 2.61%
  • Provinces: 5
  • Named for the medieval March of Ancona.
  • Urbino is a walled city, also known for its Renaissance culture.
il molise1
Il Molise
  • Capital: Campobasso
  • Area: 1,714 sq mi; 1.47%
  • Population: 320,000; 0.54%
  • Provinces: 2
  • Molise split from Abruzzo and became the newest region in 1970.
  • It is the 2nd smallest region.
il piemonte1
Il Piemonte
  • Capital: Torino
  • Area: 9,808 sq mi; 8.43%
  • Population: 4.4 million; 7.38%
  • Provinces: 8
  • Its name means “at the foot of the mountains”; it is surrounded by the Alps on 3 sides.
la puglia1
La Puglia
  • Capital: Bari
  • Area: 7,474 sq mi; 6.43%
  • Population: 4 million; 6.84%
  • Provinces: 6
  • In 1240 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II built Castel del Monte in Andria.
  • The region around Ostuni has existed since the stone age; the medieval town still stands.
la sardegna1
la Sardegna
  • Capital: Cagliari
  • Area: 9,300 sq mi; 7.99%
  • Population: 1.6 million; 2.79%
  • Provinces: 8
  • It is the 2nd largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Autonomous region.
  • Permanent settlements date back to 6000 BC.
la sicilia1
la Sicilia
  • Capital: Palermo
  • Area: 9,927 sq mi; 8.53%
  • Population: 5 million; 8.44%
  • Provinces: 9
  • The largest island in the Mediterranean.
  • Autonomous region.
  • Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe.
  • Cave drawings by the Sicani date back to 8000 BC.
la toscana1
la Toscana
  • Capital: Firenze
  • Area: 8,878 sq mi; 7.63%
  • Population: 3.7 million; 6.17%
  • Provinces: 10
  • Considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
  • Six locations have been designated as World Heritage Sites.
il trentino alto adige1
Il Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Capital: Trento
  • Area: 5,254 sq mi; 4.52%
  • Population: 1 million; 1.69%
  • Provinces: 2
  • Autonomous region.
  • Part of Holy Roman Empire in 8th century, then Austria-Hungary until annexed by Italy in 1919.
l umbria1
l’Umbria
  • Capital: Perugia
  • Area: 3,265 km2; 2.81%
  • Population: 906,000; 1.48%
  • Provinces: 2
  • Only peninsular region that is landlocked.
  • Mostly hilly or mountainous land.
  • Home to 6 natural parks.
  • Assisi was the birthplace of St. Francis.
il veneto1
Il Veneto
  • Capital: Venezia
  • Area: 7,104 sq mi; 6.10%
  • Population: 4.9 million; 8.11%
  • Provinces: 7
  • Venice, with its canals, is the primary tourist destination in Veneto.
  • It had been an independent state for more than 1000 years.
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