Italy's regions to discover - Tips on things to do and see
Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world, and has rich collections of art, culture and literature from many different periods.
Milan, Florence and Rome are Italy's main fashion capitals. According to the 2009 Global Language Monitor, Milan was nominated the true fashion capital of the world, surpassing other major capitals, such as New York, Paris, London and Tokyo.
Thanks to the great longitudinal extension of the peninsula and the mostly mountainous internal conformation, the climate of Italy is highly diverse. The coastal areas of Liguria, Tuscany and most of the South generally fit the Mediterranean climate stereotype (Köppen climate classification Csa). Average winter temperatures vary from 0 °C (32 °F) on the Alps to 12 °C (54 °F) in Sicily, like so the average summer temperatures range from 20 °C (68 °F) to over 30 °C (86 °F).
Italy is the country with the most traditional specialities protected under EU law. Cheese, cold cuts and wine are a major part of Italian cuisine, with many regional declinations and Protected Designation of Origin or Protected Geographical Indication labels, and along with coffee (especially espresso) and pasta make up a very important part of the Italian gastronomic culture. Gelato, tiramisù and cassata are among the most famous examples of Italian desserts.
10 famous films talking about Italy:
Enchanted April | Il Postino: The Postman | The English Patient | Madigan's Millions | The Red Violin | The Lizzie McGuire Movie | Big Deal on Madonna Street | Facing Windows | The Bourne Supremacy | The Talented Mr. Ripley |
10 famous books talking about Italy:
Italian Hours | Making Democracy Work | Italian journeys | Memoirs of My Life and Writings |Rome and a villa | Florence, a delicate case | Midnight in Sicily | Sicilian odyssey | Twilight in Italy and other essays | Barbarism and religion |
Italian regions are: 20
Campania | Lombardy | Veneto | Tuscany | Emilia-Romagna | Piedmont | Sardinia | Marche |Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol | Molise | Basilicata | Apulia | Umbria | Liguria | Aosta Valley| Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Abruzzo | Calabria | Sicily | Lazio |
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