geographic region of Italy
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Northwest Italy consists of four of Italy's regions: Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and Valle d'Aosta. To the east lies Northeast Italy, to the north is Switzerland and to the west France. The Italian Lake District is mostly in Northwest Italy.


Map of Northwest Italy
  Aosta Valley
a small region in the Alps
the coastal region
the eastern part of Northwest Italy
the western region, containing most of Italy's border with France


  • 1 Aosta
  • 2 Bergamo – a fairytale pastel-coloured city perched atop a hillside, and the gate to Bergamo Alps.
  • 3 Brescia – a major industrial powerhouse since the Ancient Roman times, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 4 Genoa
  • 5 La Spezia
  • 6 Mantua (Italian: Mantova) – the Ducal Palace has a cycle of frescoes by Mantegna that no art lover should miss. This city is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 7 Milan (Italian: Milano) – shares with Paris the title of fashion capital of the world, and is Italy's second city and the main Italian economic centre.
  • 8 San Remo
  • 9 Turin (Italian: Torino) – After the Italian unification, on 17th March 1861, Turin was the first capital of modern Italy.
  • 10 Courmayeur

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