The Regions of Italy

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ODERN Italy is divided into 20 regions (regione), administrative units somewhat similar to states in the United States. These regions roughly correspond to cultural and historical divisions and will serve as a general reference for our discussion and taxonomy of culinary regions. Each region has distinctive ingredients and techniques and there are substantial differences between northern and southern Italy while many Sicilians consider their island a separate country all together.

Map of Italy

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