Italy is the world’s most celebrated tourist destination. Its magnificent cities – Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples - are full of iconic sights, while its scenery, from the snow-clad Dolomites, the romantic Italian lakes to the glorious beaches of Sardinia, is simply breathtaking and its cuisine beyond compare.
Italy has 20 regions which are then divided into 110 provinces. Our map of Italy groups some of these regions together into areas a traveller might want to visit. Whether you want to take a Renaissance art tour of Tuscany, feast in Bologna’s finest trattorias, find the best gelato in town or shop with the smart set in Milan, use our Italy regions map below to start planning your trip. And for a more visual inspiration approach, check out our round-up of the most beautiful places in Italy.
Italy boasts arguably the greatest art collection in the world, as well as an enthralling cultural legacy; admire renaissance masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s David, or marvel at the frescoes in Orvieto’s stunning cathedral before going underground in the extraordinary atmospheric cave-town of Matera. Visit the fascinating ancient Roman city of Pompeii, and view the cause of its destruction and preservation, Mount Vesuvius, Europe’s only active volcano. All of this combined made sure Italy has it's spot on the list of most beautiful countries in the world, as voted by our readers.
If you are planning to travel to Italy, next to the Italy map check out our Italy itineraries and the best time to go. To add more details to your trip, read more on the best places to go and great things to do in Italy, or learn about getting there and where to stay once you are there.