The Italian peninsula extends from the Alps in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea in the south and has 21 defined regions and 82 provinces. This vast geographic diversity makes Italy a strategic territory economically, politically and socially. Characteristic of each region are the Italian Borghi
, the thousands of lovely villages perched on majestic mountains and overlooking beautiful bays. The legacies of architecture and communities integrated into the landscape reflect strong examples of planning and living in harmony with the surrounding environment. Withstanding centuries, these villages still offer a richness of history, art and cuisine. With fewer than 5,000 inhabitants in many of them, the Italian Borghi are "the embodiment of Italy's identity."
The grave impact of the pandemic led to a new call to action by the Italian government and catalyzed an opportunity to rethink economic growth and development for the country's future in many low to high density areas.