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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in , an ancient port on the Mediterranean sea.

is the largest island in the bay of and is considered by many to be the most beautiful.

is a town and commune in , . A peaceful area with a small population, offers stunning views of the Mediterranean.

The small island of is situated 5 km from the mainland in the Bay of , a celebrated beauty spot and coastal resort since the days of the Roman Republic until now.


is a region of . With 5.8 million citizens it is Italy's third most populous, and the most densely populated.

is a region of . 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 .

is a region in , it forms the metaphorical toe of the Italian boot.

, also known as Lucania, is a region of .

is a region of , on the Adriatic sea.

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Southern Italy

  • Location: ,
  • Latitude of center: 39° 31' 48" (39.53°) north
  • Longitude of center: 16° 4' 12" (16.07°) east
  • Wikidata: Southern Italy

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Other Names for Southern Italy

French: Italie du Sud, German: Süditalien, Italian: Italia meridionale, Portuguese: Mezzogiorno, Spanish: Mezzogiorno
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