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: Generale Lee, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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

Southern Italy

Latitude of center
39.53° or 39° 31' 48" north
Longitude of center
16.07° or 16° 4' 12" east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: جنوب إيطاليا
  • Asturian: Mezzogiorno
  • Azerbaijani: Cənubi İtaliya
  • Basque: Italiako hegoaldea
  • Basque: Mezzogiorno
  • Breton: Mezzogiorno
  • Bulgarian: Медзоджорно
  • Bulgarian: Южна Италия
  • Catalan: Mezzogiorno
  • Chinese: Italia Meridionale
  • Chinese: Mezzogiorno
  • Chinese: 南意大利
  • Chinese: 意大利南部
  • Chinese: 義大利南部
  • Croatian: Južna Italija
  • Dimli (individual language): İtalya Veroci
  • Dutch: Mezzogiorno
  • Dutch: Zuid-Italië
  • English: Mezzogiorno
  • Esperanto: Suda Italio
  • Estonian: Il Mezzogiorno
  • Estonian: Lõuna-Itaalia
  • Estonian: Mezzogiorno
  • Finnish: Mezzogiorno
  • French: Italie du Sud
  • French: Mezzogiorno
  • German: Italia insulare
  • German: Italia meridionale
  • German: Süditalien
  • German: Unteritalien
  • Greek: Νότια Ιταλία
  • Hebrew: דרום איטליה
  • Hebrew: המצוג'ורנו
  • Hebrew: מצוג'ורנו
  • Hungarian: Dél-Olaszország
  • Indonesian: Italia Selatan
  • Indonesian: Mezzogiorno
  • Italian: Italia del sud
  • Italian: Meridione d'Italia
  • Italian: Mezzogiorno
  • Italian: Mezzogiorno d'Italia
  • Italian: Mezzogiorno d’Italia
  • Italian: Terronia
  • Japanese: メッツォジョールノ
  • Japanese: 南イタリア
  • Korean: 메초조르노
  • Korean: 이탈리아 남부
  • Latin: Italia inferior
  • Latin: Italia meridiana
  • Latin: Italia meridionalis
  • Lithuanian: Pietų Italija
  • Macedonian: Јужна Италија
  • Macedonian: Мецоџорно
  • Norwegian: Mezzogiorno
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Mezzogiorno
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Mezzogiorno
  • Occitan (post 1500): Mezzogiorno
  • Ossetian: Хуссар Итали
  • Persian: ایتالیای جنوبی
  • Polish: Mezzogiorno
  • Portuguese: Itália Meridional
  • Portuguese: Mezzogiorno
  • Portuguese: Sul da Itália
  • Romanian: Italia de Sud
  • Romanian: Mezzogiorno
  • Russian: Медзоджорно
  • Russian: Меццоджорно
  • Russian: Южная Италия
  • Sardinian: Mezzogiorno
  • Serbo-Croatian: Italia Meridionale
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južna Italija
  • Serbo-Croatian: Mezzogiorno
  • Sicilian: Italia dû Sud
  • Sicilian: Italia miridiunali
  • Slovenian: Južna Italija
  • Slovenian: Mezzogiorno
  • Spanish: Mezzogiorno
  • Swedish: Mezzogiorno
  • Turkish: Güney İtalya
  • Turkish: Mezzogiorno
  • Ukrainian: Нижня Італія
  • Ukrainian: Південна Італія
  • Vietnamese: Nam Ý
  • Basitàglia
  • İtalyay Veroci

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