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Northern part of Italian peninsula is called Northern Italy, a mine of huge and varied resources. Below is the map covering the states in northern Italy.
Northern Italy Map
Description: Map of northern Italy shows the regions covered under southern part of country. Disclaimer

Northern Italy is a mine of huge and varied resources, starting from art museums, cathedrals, Roman relics to vineyards that manufacture some of the finest wines of the world.Together with the beautiful highland location of the region, Northern Italyis one of the best tourist destinations throughout the European mainland. The mainland area of Northern Italyis divided into some geographical regions that are huge sources of employment for the inhabitants of the country. In fact, it comprises 8 out of the 20 regions in Italy. Some of these regions are:
  • Lombardy
  • The Lakes
  • The Veneto
  • Dolomites and South Tirol
  • Liguria and the Italian Riveria

Lombardy is the most prosperous of all the Italian provinces whose extensive industrial activities stimulate developments in this sector and contribute lump some in the country's economy. Despite its rugged terrains, the long Lombardian plains from Pavia to Mantua are dotted with cities like Milan that accounts much for the flourishing economy of Italy.

The Lake regions constitute the best natural resources of Italy, and are the prized natural possessions of the countrymen. Stretching from the Veneto borders to the boundaries of Piedmont across Northern Lombardy, this area is dotted with exquisite lakes like Lake Maggiore, Como and Garda. Blessed by lush green forests and extensive vegetative growths all along with the snowy Alps add to the charm and beauty of the region.

Popularly known as the Venetian Republic, Veneto or the city of Venice shares its borders with the Serene Republic. It is characterized by extensive vineyards, lush green meadows and decorative vacation villas and apartments. The wealthy business class of the city adds glamour to the atmosphere of Italy. The Gothic architectures of Veneto make the place one of the most popular Italian tourist destinations.

Dolomites and South Tirol is basically a mountainous region that covers the northern part from Veneto and Lombardy, all along the valley of River Adige. The towering landscape and the picturesque sceneries of this Italian region are indeed appreciable, receiving high popular accolades.

The mild and pleasant weather of Liguria and the Italian Riveria right from Tuscany on the French borders to the Mediterranean and Ligurian Seas has led to the development of tourist spots in the region. The curved sea shores are the abode of several beach retreats facilitating adventures and activities like fishing in the greenish-bluish sea waters. The northern parts are perfumed with the fragrances of pines, bougainvilleas and others.

Some of the cities of Northern Italyare mentioned below:

  • Asolo
  • Bassano del Grappa
  • Santa Margherita Ligure
  • The Cinque Terre
  • The Riviera del Brenta
  • Trent
  • Treviso
  • Venice
  • Ventimiglia
  • Verona
  • Vicenza
  • Genoa
  • Mantua
  • Meran
  • Milan
  • Padua
  • Bergamo
  • Bordighera
  • Bozen
  • Brixen
  • Camogli
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo
  • San Remo

The enriched environment of Northern Italyis indeed a pace for rest and repose. The romantic atmosphere together with the scenic beauty of the region adds to the interest of worldwide travelers.

Last Updated Date: March 28, 2017

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