Italy’s Regions

Italy is divided up into 20 regions and each region, except for the Aosta valley, has a number of provinces. Although there are many types of pasta that are eaten in many or all the Italian regions, a lot originated in a particular region and then became popular in other parts of the peninsula, whilst others are only found in one or a few regions.

Italy's Regions, Umbria

Umbria, the green heart of Italy

Umbria, the green heart of Italy. Umbria lies in the middle of the Italian ‘boot’ between Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche. It is the only region that doesn’t have a coastline or share a border with another country.  In fact, many people think of it as the green heart of Italy. This is a...

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