1. There are 20 regions in Italy: Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardia, Liguria, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna.
2. Valle d’Aosta is the smallest region in Italy, 3,263 km2.
3. Cinque Terre is a famous place in Liguria, a group of five coastal villages (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore).
4. Trentino – Alto Adige is the northernmost region. The capital is the city Trento.
5. Umbria is the “Green Heart of Italy” full of hills, valleys and medieval hill towns.
6. Abruzzo is the most mountainous region in Italy, from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, and includes mainly mountainous and wild land.
7. The Adige is the second longest river in Italy after the Po, 410 km.
8. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Ercolano.
9. Lake Trasimeno is in the province of Perugia, Umbria.
10. There are 4 regions in Central Italy: Toscana, Umbria, Marche and Lazio.