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  Regions of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitution's role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws establishing autonomy and decentralization.
However, five regions (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-South Tyrol, and the Aosta Valley) have been granted a special status of autonomy to establish their own regional legislation on some specific local matters; based on cultural grounds, geographical location and on the presence of important ethnic minorities.
Regional autonomy (Federalism) has been made an issue in Italian politics in recent years, no doubt aided by the emergence of parties such as the Lega Nord.
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 FOCUS on ITALY - Regions
Each Region has a statute governing its organs, their relations and means of functioning within the Region itself, while the general electoral system remains under State law.
The statutes of the Regions with special autonomy are approved with constitutional laws, while those of the Regions with ordinary autonomy are resolved by the individual Consigli Regionali and approved with parliamentary laws.
Regions with special autonomy are empowered for primary, secondary and effective legislation, while those with ordinary autonomy only for secondary and effective legislation.
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 Regions of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitution's role is: to recoginize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws establishing autonomy and decentralization.
The other 15 Regions were established by various laws in 1970 and they primarily serve to decentralize the State government machinery, and recent administrations have devolved further powers to the regions.
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 Italy: The regions
Art, landscapes and ancient traditions are the jealously guarded treasures of this region between the Venetian plain, the Alps and the sea.
Campania is a region for holidaymakers: the Bay of Naples, Ischia, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, with Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, and spa resorts: Ischia, Agnano, Castellammare di Stabia.
The region overlooks the southernmost part of the Adriatic Sea, with the Gulf of Taranto, the Salentina peninsula and the Ionian Sea.
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 Wine Pages - About Italy
Italy is one of the areas that presents a welcome challenge.
Italy is in many ways the ideal grape growing factory.
From the cool, Alpine climate of the north-east, to the baking heat of the far south, Italy has a variety of climatic conditions and soil types that are capable of a huge diversity of agriculture.
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 Rustico: Regional Italian Cuisine
Italy is a small country (less than half the size of Texas), but it is one with a long and venerable history.
As I was researching "Rustico: Regional Italian Country Cooking" and "The Italian Grill" I visited every region of Italy, from the well-traveled country roads of the Chianti wine zone in Tuscany to the deserted peaks of Monte Pollino in Basilicata.
I explore the amazing diversity of Italian regional cuisines, explain how they came to be, and provide you with flavorful, easy-to-make heirloom recipes, as well as information about regional specialties, places to visit in Italy, and not-to-be-missed experiences.
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 Regions of Italy | Definition | Information | Explanation | Review | WikiCity.com - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, Free ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Provisions for at least some degree of regional autonomy were made in the 1948 constitution.
However, five regions (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-South Tyrol, and Aosta Valley) have been granted greater autonomy on cultural grounds.
Regional autonomy has been made an issue in Italian politics in recent years, no doubt aided by the emergence of parties such as the Lega Nord.
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 Italian regions
Italy is divided into 20 regions, and each of them is in its turn subdivided into provinces.
These are the 20 Italian regions, from north to south and from west to east, with the English names in brackets.
Italians often refer to the whole central and Southern parts of Italy as 'Italia peninsulare' (peninsular Italy), because it covers the long part of the country which is surrounded by the sea by three sides.
www.italytravelsguide.com /italyregions.html   (224 words)

 Italy Tourist Attractions & Italy Tourism | iExplore.com
A ruggedly scenic region, sitting at the foot of Europe’s highest mountains – Cervino (Matterhorn), Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa – bordering France and Switzerland, Valle d’Aosta is politically autonomous and to some extent culturally distinct from the rest of Italy; French is spoken as a first language by most of the inhabitants.
Italy’s most sophisticated city, Milan (Milano) is a financial and commercial center of world importance and a rival to Paris in the spheres of modern art and fashion.
A remote and mainly mountainous region between Puglia and Calabria, Basilicata is heavily forested in the north around Monte Vulture, a large extinct volcano; elsewhere, the hills are flinty and barren.
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 Regions Italy Europe Regional
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All of the regions achieved profitable growth in the third quarter...
Despite the expenses of closing AWD Italy and the related cancellation of deferred tax assets...
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 Regions of italy
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 The Regions of Italy — www.greenwood.com
This encyclopedia of the twenty regions of Italy is very well written....This is suitable for all types of libraries.
The Regions of Italy is a reference guide to the rich culture of Italy for students and travelers alike....recommended for all college, university, and public libraries.
The Regions of Italy succinctly conveys the formidable richness of the whole through its parts, with a user-friendly format that makes it easy to glean the important information on the area of interest.
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 Regions of Italy: A Reference Guide to History and Culture, The Phi Kappa Phi Forum - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Each chapter begins with a short description of the region's characteristics, economy, cuisine, history, and recent politics, and is followed by subchapters that describe the history and the cultural and artistic importance of the region's most important cities.
In the past sixty years, Italy seems to have been in an almost constant state of crisis; to cite just one obvious example, since the inauguration of a republican form of government in 1947, Italy has had approximately one government per year.
Now as Italy enters the European Union at the beginning of a new millennium, it is entirely fitting and useful that an encyclopedic reference book such as this should see the light.
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 ItalianMade.com - REGIONS
To suggest anything more than arbitrary links between the regional dishes of northern Italy--the braised beef and creamy risottos of Piedmont, the seafood and herb-inspired touches of Liguria, the pasta and pork delicacies of Emilia or the schnitzel and dumpling fare of Alto Adige, for instance--is little short of heresy.
The same could be said of the southern regions where, however, the flavors of the Mediterranean remain generally more intact than elsewhere.
On analysis, la cucina italiana is a miscellany of regional, provincial, local and family dishes that vary from season to season and cook to cook.
www.italianmade.com /regions/home.cfm   (324 words)

 The Regions of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The major regional division in Italy is between the prosperous, industrialized North Italy and the poor, rural South Italy and the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.
The origins of the problem of these regional differences goes back centuries but the differences were increased as a result of policy choices made at the time of the unification of Italy in the 1860's.
The North dominated the politics and economy of the new Italy and the industrializing north wanted protection from competition from outside Italy.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/italyreg.htm   (638 words)

 Regions in Italy - Veneto
The region includes the eastern part and, to the north, a part of the Dolomites.
Venice is the regional capital; other important cities are: Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, Rovigo, Belluno, capitals of their respective provinces.
The region overflows with art treasures: the main towns have on display many Roman relics and palaces; the most famous is Verona's Arena.
www.italyaonline.net /english/regions/veneto.htm   (533 words)

 Regions of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
However, five regions (Friuli-Venezia Giulia[?], Sardinia, Sicily, Trento-South Tyrol[?], and Aosta Valley[?]) have been granted greater autonomy on cultural grounds.
Each region has an elected council and a Giunta Regionale (executive committe) headed by a president.
Provincial and communal governments follow similar principles- councils and giunte headed by presidents (or mayors in the case of the communes).
www.websign.sk /re/Regions_of_Italy.html   (194 words)

 Regions of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Tuscany is a region located along the sea on the western coast of
is hilly and mountainous region with some flat areas along the coast in the west.
The capital of Tuscany is Florence, a city of the Renaissance famous of the growth of art.
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 Regions of Italy - Italy Vacation Rentals - Holiday Accommodation - Villas Country Houses Apartments
It is known as “the green heart of Italy”, a region of steep, austere hills, deep valleys and fast flowing rivers.
Padua is one of the region’s major art cities – a bustling place with a medieval nucleus and seat of a famous university founded in 1222.
Throughout the region one encounters the signature of the 16th century architect, Andrea Palladio, whose name is the root of the tern “Palladian”, which has come to signify gracefully incorporated elements of classical architecture – columns, porticos and domes – into a style that reflected the Renaissance celebration of order and harmony.
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 Tuscany Regions Italy Europe Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Shanghai has become one of the regions with bigger growth of wine...
The meeting was organised in Leghorn at the Lem foundation by Crpm (non-central maritime regions conference) in collaboration with Tuscany region.
From the Piedmont region to the Marche, Tuscany, and Umbria, from Abruzzo, to Molise...
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 Southern regions of italy
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 Wine and Food - Wine - Wine Regions - Abruzzo - Made In Italy On Line
Abruzzi ranks 14th among the regions in size (10,749 square kilometres) and in population (1,250,000).
Growers favour the predominant Montepulciano and Trebbiano, source of their two regional DOCs, while growing some highly productive vines (the region has Italy's highest average yields) for table wine and table grapes and experimenting in a so far unconvincing way with outside varieties.
In higher inland areas, or from vineyards where growers have the habit of excessive yields, the wines tend to be lighter, often better suited to Cerasuolo, a sturdy, cherry-coloured rose'.
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 ITALIA Regions of Italy - Abruzzo
The region is essentially hilly and mountainous and stretches from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea.
It embraces the highest and hugest massifs of Central Italy, with landscapes of rugged and intact beauty, and peaks which often are higher than 2,000 meters.
The region is rich in remains of the Roman civilization, which can be found at Minternum near L’Aquila, Alba Fucens, Iuvanum a Montenerodomo.
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 Regions Of Italy Map - Verona Italy Accommodations - Visit Verona and stay at one of our hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Regions of Italy - There are some 20 regions of Italy, including Abruzzi, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Molise, Piemonte, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Ad...(Continue Reading)
The Umbria region of Italy is situated in the center of that country, and is the only region in central Italy with no coastline.
Often called the "Green Heart of Italy", Umbria is not as well known a region to travelers as its adjoining neighbour Tus...(Continue Reading)
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 Italy-weddings.net - Top Regions in Italy
From the most renowned regions like Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, Veneto, Piedmont and Abruzzo, to the most remote settings, we can organize the wedding of your dreams in the most ideal location for your celebration.
Each region is known for its particular attributes and qualities.
With Italy’s cherished sense of romance, a destination wedding at any of its outstanding regions can be wonderfully unique and symbolic.
www.italy-weddings.net /regions.htm   (203 words)

 Slow Travel Italy - Map of Italy Regions and lists of Provinces
A list of the Italy regions and their provinces.
See Websites for Regions in Italy for more information about each region.
The region names that we are familiar with, Tuscany or Umbria, are not part of the official addresses.
www.slowtrav.com /italy/maps/regions.htm   (261 words)

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