Regions - Northern, Central and Southern

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Regions - Northern, Central and Southern, Italy

The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of the state, constituting its first NUTS administrative level. The region stretches over the slope of the Apennines, in front of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Tuscan landscape is mainly mountainous and hilly, with a flat area besides the sea (the Maremma). The coastline presents different aspects, offering both long sandy expances and headlands. In front of the coast there are the small enchanting islands of the Tuscan archipelago. There are twenty regions, of which five are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes. There are 20 Italian regions. Many customs and attitudes in Italy are regional. Even "Italian food" is basically made up of Italian regional dishes.

While the areas of action for the Regions with special autonomy vary from case to case and are particularly wide, those for the Regions with ordinary statutes are the following:

Italy is divided into three geographical, political and economical parts

Regions of Italy - Northern, Central and Southern

Each of them in their turn is divided into regions:

Northern Regions Central Regions Southern Regions
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