Regions and Metropolitan Cities

Italy is administratively divided into 20 regions and 15 metropolitan cities shaping the Italian economic system.

The many Italian regions reflect the richness of the national offer. Each boasts its own culture, landscape and identity resulting in attractive and peculiar territories. There are the Alps and Apennines going from the north to the south as if they were Italy’s backbone, vast plains crossed by rivers and lakes and many vibrant cities. All within the framework of the Mediterranean Sea. All these features have always made Italy a unique and attractive territory with many opportunities to seize.

An array of investment opportunities is possible across diverse sectors, ranging from manufacturing and energy to science and tourism. Bigger regions with a more diverse offer have a dedicated foreign investment attraction department and a detailed description of the different investment opportunities. In particular:

  • Abruzzo: Automotive, ICT and Semiconductors in a complete ecosystem;
  • Campania: Manufacturing Industry in Campania: Agrifood Excellence;
  • Emilia-Romagna: a world-class region integrating top value chains and an innovative ecosystem;
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia: business opportunities in the manufacturing supply chain;
  • Lombardy: an advanced manufacturing region;
  • Piedmont: a highly specialized, complete and trusted supply chain destination;
  • Trentino-South Tyrol: the connecting bridge between the Mediterranean and Central Europe. Click here to find out more about the Invest in Italy offer!

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