Regions in Italy
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In central Italy famous Tuscany (Toscana) is the prime holiday destination. Particularly in the hinterland
there are areas untouched by mass tourism. This holiday destination offers amazing sceneries and many sights.
But also the neighbouring region Umbria, even less known, impresses with its versatility.
Places like Assisi, Perugia or Spoleto are always worth a visit.
The region Latium (Lazio) consists of a flat to hilly landscape. By the coast there are fantastic sandy beaches.
Apart from the capital Rome, Latium hat a great variety of historical places and excavation sites.
South of Naples you will find the lesser visited Italian regions, still considered an insiders' tip for holiday makers.
Away from mass tourism the scenery is very multifaceted: long sandy beaches and countless sea grottos mark the coast,
which is home to small untouched fishermen's villages. An alpine world rich in forests characterizes the hinterland,
in which a rare flora and fauna has found its refuge. Both the Cilento national park
(second biggest Italian national park and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) in Campania,
the Pollino national park in Basilicata or the national park of Calabria are interesting hiker's destinations.
By the Adriatic Sea the region Apulia (Puglia) is located, a flat to hilly area with beautiful rocky and sandy beaches.
Typical of it are the trulli, circular buildings with cone shaped roofs, being part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
The landscape is characterized by olive groves with age-old olive trees.
Further south, in Sicily (Sicilia), a scenery appears that is hardly describable in only few words. So there is snow on the Etna,
fertile cultivated land, and bleak landscape next to bizarre rocky coasts with wide sand coves. In the hinterland,
between the rocky areas there are holly oak and beech forests and vast plantations of lemon and orange trees.
Many towns like Syracuse, Noto, Modica, Agrigento, Segesta or Selinunte are of historical importance. The history of the island has been
influenced by many peoples, bearing witness to it with numerous excavation sites, temple complexes and towns.
Further parts of Sicily are the archipelago of the Lipari Islands with the volcanic island Stromboli on
the north coast and the Egadi islands on the west coast.