Nowadays we all have a navigation system or Google Maps on our smartphone. However, it is wise to also take a paper map of Italy with you when you go to Italy. You'll just see: when you need them most, technology will let you down. Your smartphone falls into the water and your TomTom succumbs to the heat. Luckily you still had that Italy map on paper in your luggage somewhere!
Not only for emergencies is a map of Italy handy to have with you. Sometimes it's just more fun to drive from one Italian village to another via a map instead of via your navigation system. Via an Italy Map you can plan your own route and, for example, take that nice, beautiful, touristic route.
Table of contents
- More holiday feeling: orient yourself with a map of Italy
- Large map of Italy
- Accommodations on the map
- Italy Region Map
- Autonomous Regions of Italy
- Provinces of Italy on the map
- Overview provinces Italy
- Italy by rail
- Map motorways Italy
- Italian lakes on the map
- Lakes Northern Italy
- Map Northern Italy
- Italian stereotypes on the map
More holiday feeling: orient yourself with a map of Italy
By regularly looking at your Italy map, you also have a better idea of where exactly you are. It all contributes to the experience of your holiday. You can buy a map of Italy at the bookstore, at a gas station or in advance at the ANWB branch in your area. Simple maps of Italy are even free for ANWB members. Please note: here you will only find the major, most important roads.
You can of course also save money by searching the internet for a map of Italy in advance. For example, you can make printouts of Google Maps for the area where you are staying. But you may find it more convenient to have all of Italy on one map. Below we have a map of Italy for you. If you click on the link to the Italy map below, it will open large on the screen. Then you could print it.
Large map of Italy
Click here to open the Italy map.
A large scale Italy map: 1 cm on the map is 22,7 kilometers in real life.
Accommodations on the map
Italy is home to thousands of hotels, Airbnbs, holiday homes and campsites. View a map here showing the most popular tourist areas and affordable accommodations that you can book directly.
Italy Region Map
Italy is divided into regions or regions. A region like Tuscany is quite large: about half of the Netherlands. A region such as Sicily is also large: it is the size of Belgium. Regions are again divided into several provinces. These provinces are again divided administratively into different municipalities.
Below you can see all 20 regions (including the 5 autonomous regions) on the map (this map does use the Anglo-Saxon names of the regions):
Autonomous Regions of Italy
Italy has 5 autonomous regions. These regions have more say over their own governance and over the expenditure and collection of taxes. The autonomy of these regions was established in 1948. In 1963 Friuli-Venezia Giulia was added as the last autonomous region. Recently some northern regions through a referendum also asked for more autonomy.
The regions with more autonomy are (source: Wikipedia):
|Flag||Region||Capital||surface (km²)||In W. (2006)|
Provinces of Italy on the map
See here a map of Italy with all provinces and their capitals:
Overview provinces Italy
Below is an overview of all 103 Italian provinces, the provincial capitals and the regions or regions in which they are located.
|abbreviation||Province or State||Capital||Region|
|AO||Valle d'Aosta||Aosta||Valle d'Aosta|
|AP||Ascoli Piceno||Ascoli Piceno||Marche|
|BT||Barletta-Andria-Trani||Barletta, Andria and Tranic||Apulia|
|BZ||South Tyrol||Bolzano||Trentino-South Tyrol|
|CO||As a||As a||Lombardy|
|GO||Gorizia (until 2017)||Gorizia||Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|SP||La Spezia||La Spezia||Liguria|
|MS||Massa-Carrara||Massa and Carrara||Tuscany|
|MB||Monza and Brianza||Monza||Lombardy|
|PU||Pesaro e Urbino||Pesaro and Urbino||Marche|
|PN||Pordenone (until 2017)||Pordenone||Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|RE||Reggio Emilia||Reggio Emilia||Emilia Romagna|
|SV||all in the province of Savona||all in the province of Savona||Liguria|
|TS||Trieste (until 2017)||Sad||Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|UD||Udine (until 2018)||Udine||Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|VB||Verbano Cusio Ossola||Verbania||Piemonte|
|VV||Vibo Valentia||Vibo Valentia||Calabria|
Italy by rail
Are you planning a train through Italy? Congratulations, discovering Italy by rail is a great experience. From the high-speed lines between Milan and Naples that reach 300 kilometers per hour to the old stalemates on unprofitable lines in the far south, it's one big adventure. If you want to know where you can get to Italy by train, take a look at the railway map of Italy below (click to enlarge).
Map motorways Italy
Italy has a good infrastructure in terms of provincial, national and motorways.
You will find the following abbreviations for the different roads in Italy:
- A stands for Autostrada (motorways, usually toll has to be paid with the exception of the superstrade)
- SS stands for Highway (national roads)
- SP stands for Strada Provincial (provincial roads)
Italian lakes on the map
Below you see a map with all Italian lakes of any significance. Of course there are many more lakes that are smaller. These are the lakes that are of particular interest to tourists, such as the great lakes in the north of Italy and the Lake Trasimeno in the middle of Italy.
Lakes Northern Italy
Below you will find a map showing the great northern Italian lakes. It is clear to see that the lakes in northern Italy are all in the foothills of the Alps lie.
Map Northern Italy
Are you going on a trip to Northern Italy? Then invest in a good map or map of Northern Italy. Many tourists travel to or to the large lakes that you will find in the north of Italy. You also see many winter sports enthusiasts traveling to the north of Italy during the winter sports season. In summer you can enjoy great hiking, mountain biking and other active sports in Northern Italy. For more inspiration, take a look at the following articles about the mountains in the north of Italy.
Northern Italy is the most European part of Italy. Here you will find the most European cities, such as Turin and Milan. Italy also borders 5 countries here: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Several languages are often spoken in the border regions.
Italian stereotypes on the map
Then something frivolous to end with. A map of Italian stereotypes.