Italia, THE BOOT
The Apennine Peninsula of Italy has varied climates and geography. Flanked by the Alps and its neighbors of France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the north, the remaining sides are surrounded by seas connected to the greater Mediterranean Sea.
Integral to the culture is a rich depth of history and architecture, along with an affinity for fresh quality ingredients in its cuisine and a relaxed lifestyle. Italian is the official language with several distinct regional dialects, although French is spoken in parts of the northwest, German in the northeast.
Departments and Regions of Italy
♦ Northwest Italy
Lombardy — Piedmont — Liguria — Acosta
♦ Northeast Italy
Trentino-Alto Adige — Veneto — Frulio-Venezia-Guilia — Emilia-Romagna
From stunning architecture and sculpted masterpieces to some of the freshest regional food and wine, Florence is sure to delight your perspective alongside your tastebuds.…
Today the jewelry and souvenir shops lining the Ponte Vecchio—in medieval stalls once occupied by tanners, farmers, and butchers—are closed until further notice. For several…