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A Trip To Italy | Northern Italy pt.IIIn volume II I want to show you two regions: Toscana (Tuscany) and Lombardia (Lombardy)A Trip To Italy | Northern Italy pt.II by fleacartasi
Tuscany is a region of Central Italy, bordering Emilia-Romagna north, Liguria to the north-west, Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, Umbria and Marche to east, Latium to the south-east. The territory is hilly for its two thirds and mountainous for one fourth. Only the remaining 8.4% is constituted by plains, that form the valley of Arno River. The capital is Florence. It's divided into ten provinces: Arezzo, Florence (Firenze), Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato, Siena.
For its landscapes and its artistic legacy, Tuscany is considered the most beautiful region in Italy.
Tuscany is known for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino) and has 120 protected regions (nature reserves). Other agricultural products include Chianina cattle (particularly the famous "Fiorentina" steak) and the production of olive o
A Trip To Italy | Northern Italy pt.IIn volume I I want to show you three regions: Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley), Piemonte (Piedmont, where I live), and Liguria.A Trip To Italy | Northern Italy pt.I by fleacartasi
Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley)
The Aosta Valley is a mountainous Region in north-western Italy. It is bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the region of Piedmont to the south and east.
With an area of 3,263 km² and a population of about 120,000, it is the smallest, least populous, and least densely populated region of Italy. It has only one province, also called Valle d'Aosta and is divided into 74 comunes.
Some comunes, concentrated in the valley bottomlands, are Francophone. The regional capital is Aosta/Aoste.
Italian and French are used for the regional government's acts and laws, though Italian is much more widely spoken.
The Arpitan language was once widely spoken, other than in the Aosta Valley, in the areas of Savoy, Bresse and Lyon as well as in the Jura regions of France, and the Suisse-Romande region of Switzerland.