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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.






Gli appennini corno grande
Gli Appennini:Corno Grande



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.