Basilicata

Basilicata

Tucked in the arch of the boot, Basilicata straddles the coast of the Ionian Sea between Calabria and Puglia. To the west lies Campania and a little stretch of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the southwest. It is a mountainous region of the southern Appennines, known as...
Le Marche

Le Marche

Go a little north of Rome on the map and draw a straight line across Italy. Le Marche is just opposite, nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine Mountains. It shares a border Emilia Romagna to the north, Abruzzo to the south and Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio to...
Trentino Alto-Adige

Trentino Alto-Adige

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar About an hour’s drive north of Verona, just below Austria, Trentino Alto-Adige is surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Dolomites, a UNESCO heritage site. Rising to heights of over 3000 meters, the dramatic landscape is...
Friuli Venezia Giulia

Friuli Venezia Giulia

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Head northeast from Venice towards the border with Slovenia to arrive in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy’s most eastern province. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea in the south and stretching to the Carnic  Alps on the...
Lombardia

Lombardia

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Anchored by its most famous city, Milan, the north central region of Lombardia (Lombardy) spans an area from the Swiss border in the Alps in the north to the flat plains of the Po River, the largest in Italy. Settled by the...