Here’s a general map of Italy – Italia. The country is comprised of 20 regions. I’ve been in or trained through 18 of them! Note the cities/towns that I’ve visited. Milano is way up north, just over the hill from Switzerland and Austria. What a great jumping off point from which to explore other places!
How do Seattle and Milano compare in size?
Population: 602,000 (2009, from the City of Seattle web site).
Milano urban area is fifth largest in the European Union with an estimated population of 4,300,000 million. The CITY of Milano is the capital of the region of Lombardy – Lombardia – and of the PROVINCE of Milano.
Geography Lesson – Italian Cities 101
I have decided to use the Italian spelling of the city and town names. Some of them may be self-explanatory, and others not. When there’s a different English spelling, I’ll post the Italian/English name versions here for reference.
Milano – Milan
Venezia – Venice
Roma – Rome
Firenze – Florence
Napoli – Naples
Torino – Turin
Sicilia – Sicily