Southern Italy

Southern , sometimes known as the Mezzogiorno, is arguably as much a state of mind and a culture as a location, but for the purposes of this guide, it starts south of the boundaries of the Molise and Campania regions.

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is a region of Southern Italy. It has 4 million inhabitants and is the easternmost region of the country, reaching a distance of only 72 km from Cape Otranto in the coasts of . Photo: MatthiasKabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region of Southern Italy. With 5.8 million citizens it is Italy's third most populous, and the most densely populated. Photo: Nicholasjf21, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region in Southern Italy, it forms the metaphorical toe of the Italian boot. Photo: Drikyz, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Metropolitan City of Naples is a political entity in the region of . Photo: Damirux, CC BY-SA 3.0.


, also known by its ancient name Lucania, is an administrative region in Southern Italy, bordering on to the west, to the north and east, and to the south. Photo: Marcok, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is a region of Southern Italy, on the Adriatic sea. Photo: Roberto Priolo, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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