Tourism in Italy
Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena) is a medieval church in the center of the city of Siena in Italy’s Tuscany region. The Historic Centre of Siena has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.
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Destination Italy - Travel
and Tour Guides
Italian State Tourism Board
Una finestra sull' Italia - A window to Italy, a comprehensive travel and tourism
Tourist Board - North America
Tourism in Italy, travel tips, information, Italian regions.
Official tourism information for Sardinia
Official tourism information for Sicily.
List of Italian regions with official tourism websites.
Lago Blu and the Matterhorn (Cervino) in the Aosta Valley.
Abruzzo is a mountainous region in central Italy, but through its culture, language, history, and economy, it belongs to southern Italy.
Valle d'Aosta is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. The Alpine valley is the smallest and least populous region of Italy and home to the Italian part of the Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso, and the Matterhorn (Cervino).
Basilicata is a region in Southern Italy and an emerging tourist destination. The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
in the region's capital are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Calabria region occupies a peninsula, the "boot tip" of boot-shaped Italy. Its capital is Catanzaro.
Campania is a region in the southwestern portion of the Italian Peninsula; the largest city and capital is Naples. Campania is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Emilia-Romagna lies between the River Po to the north, the Apennine Mountains to the south, and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Its capital is Bologna; other renowned cities are Modena, Ravenna, Ferrara, Parma.
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Friuli Venezia Giulia is an autonomous region in the extreme north-east of Italy; it borders Austria to the north, Slovenia to the east, and the Gulf of Trieste to the south. The capital and largest city is Trieste.
Lazio is a region in central Italy, with Rome as its capital.
Crescent-shaped Liguria in north-western Italy borders the Ligurian Sea to the south and France
to the west. Its Mediterranean coastal areas are known as the Riviera. The regional capital is the port city of Genoa.
Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Nativity of Saint Mary in Milan, seen from Piazza del Duomo.
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The region encompasses the main part of the Po Valley. The cultural and economic capital is Milan.
Marche is a region in the central area of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea and San Marino
; Marche's capital is the seaport of Ancona.
Molise is a small mountainous region in Southern Italy. (in Italian)
In terms of area, Piedmont is the largest region of mainland Italy; it borders Switzerland
to the north and France to the west. The regional capital is Turin.
Puglia is a region in southeast Italy with the capital Bari.
- Alto Adige
Trentino-Alto Adige, also knowns as Trentino-South Tyrol, is Italy’s northernmost region; it consists of two autonomous provinces, South Tyrol and Trentino. The capital is Trento, the capital of South Tyrol is Bozen.
Villa Medici in Fiesole. The villa is the site of the oldest existing Italian Renaissance garden.
Image: Donata Mazzini
Hilly Tuscany is located in the western part of central Italy and borders the Tyrrhenian Sea. Tuscany was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and is home to famous cities like Florence, Pisa, and Siena.
Situated in central Italy, Umbria is the only region in Italy that has neither a sea coast nor a border with a foreign country.
The region includes the eastern part of the Po Valley and a part of the Dolomites in the north; it borders the Adriatic Sea in the southeast. The region's capital is Venice.
More destinations in Italy: Cities and Regions in Italy
Ancient ruins of the Greek theater (Teatro Antico di Taormina) in Taormina, a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily island. Ancient and medieval Greek communities have lived in southern Italy for centuries.
Image: Lukasz Stachowiak