Regions

Abruzzo and Molise
Abruzzo and Molise

“Boccaccio made one of his protagonist say: Further on than Abruzzi – so that to create this sense of distance, seclusion, wonder. And this can be used as a proverbial expression defining the condition and the history of people from Abruzzo”
(Mario Pomilio)

Calabria
Calabria

“Calabria seems to have been created by a capricious God that, after creating different worlds, had fun mixing them all up together”. (Guido Piovene)

Campania
Campania

“Here we are at last. The Italian proverb says “See Naples and die!” but I say, see Naples and live; for there seems a great deal worth living for” (Arthur John Strutt)

Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna

“The Emilians are like that. Do they have to build a car? They will build a Ferrari. Do they have to build a motorcycle? They will build a Ducati. Do they have to make a cheese? They will invent the Parmigiano Reggiano. Do they need to find someone to write and sing songs? They will give birth to people like Pavarotti” (Unknown)

Friuli Venezia Giulia
Friuli Venezia Giulia

“Friuli is a small compendium of the universe, alpine plain and lagoon in sixty miles from the Tramontane to the midday” (Ippolito Nievo)

Lazio
Lazio

“Those born in Rome, love her, but those who weren’t born there and met her, sometimes, as in my case, love her even more.” (Giovanni Canestri)

Liguria
Liguria

“Up from the sea, slow and rose-colored / the Ligurian evening, perdition/ of lovers’ hearts and far things” (Vincenzo Cardarelli)

Lombardia
Lombardia

“Some people speak ill of Milan’s fog. I don’t know how it looks in other countries, but in Milan the fog is a great fog, fun, affectionate, kind. It wraps you entirely like a caress.” (“Catene Invisibili”, movie, 1942)

Marche
Marche

“So blessed by God with beauty, variety, fertility, in this slope of defending mounts, in this spread out of hugging seas, in this rise of greeting hills, in this openness of smiling valleys…” (Giosuè Carducci)

Piemonte
Piemonte

“From a landscape point of view, the main feature of this region is that all you need is to move few kilometers to find very different places and atmospheres, and that there isn’t just one Piedmont but ten, twelve, fifteen!” (Sebastiano Vassalli)

Puglia and Basilicata
Puglia and Basilicata

“Puglia in its empyrean sun, in its karst folds, in its tidy resistance of innumerable platoons of flanked olive trees, and the always blue sky that brushes the sea without leaving it”. (Cesare Brandi)

Sardegna
Sardegna

“Finally, we go down to the sea. In Sardinia you always feel it, hundreds and hundreds kilometers from the coasts, shining in the airs from every corner. It’s a true island, Sardegna, inside its splendor and its storms. And it smells of something brackish even up to a thousand meters.” (Elio Vittorini)

Sicilia
Sicilia

“Being happy in Sicily is easy, but it’s an operation that requires a biological as well as cultural adaptation: it’s essential to learn to live the time in a Sicilian way.” (Francine Prose)

Toscana
Toscana

“Toscana is the only country in the world that felt like home: the rest of Italy, and France, England, Spain, Germany, were Republics, Monarchies, Empires – not home” (Curzio Malaparte)

Trentino Alto Adige
Trentino Alto Adige

“Bolzano is opulent, modern, but its beauty is gothic: long streets lined with colonnades, embellished not so much by this or that building, as by the movement of corners and ledges, that create backdrops, games of light” (Guido Piovene)

Umbria
Umbria

“And then, the Umbrian God, found an amazing blue for the sky and an even more beautiful color to paint the distances and the mountains. For this reason, Umbria is so miraculously blue; the bluest of all the land” (Karel Čapek)

Valle d'Aosta
Valle d'Aosta

“The air is pure, the places beautiful, calm and quite: you feel regenerate. I couldn’t imagine that the Aosta Valley was such a beauty” (Ave Nichi)

Veneto
Veneto

“We could simply remember that the three great languages of the theatre are Venetian, Neapolitan and Sicilian. Languages that help to perform behaviors, allusions, false bottoms able to feed themselves with the gesture, as it happens in the English of Shakespeare.” (Toni Servillo)

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