Welcome to North East Italy
North East Italy comprises the regions Trentino-Alto Adige/Süd Tirol, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Emilia-Romagna (the first three regions being normally referred to as “Triveneto”).
North East confines with Austria (to the North), with Slovenja (to the East), with Liguria, Tuscany, Marche and Republic of San Marino to the South, with Lombardy and Piedmont to the West.
Emilia Romagna, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia border with the Adriatic Sea.
Italian north east includes the majority of the "Pianura Padana" (the Po Valley) and it is a densely industrialized and touristically active area.
After WW II, this area has enjoyed a powerful economical boost and it is and has been in the past many a time reported within the highest economically developed areas within the European Union.
The primary sector of the economy (i.e. agricultural) is highly developed, being both Veneto and Emilia-Romagna being located for good part within the Pianura Padana, giving a good production of fruit and vegetables.
Emilia-Romagna is ranking 1st in Italy for its agricultural activity and export, stock farming is widely spread and a high number of DOP and IGP typical Italian products find their origin here.
Trentino-Alto Adige is a massive producers of fruit, especially apples.
The Secondary sector of the economy (i.e. production and construction) is also well developed in all the four regions, with production spanning the most diverse range of fields, from textile, to alimentary, to manufacturing, to optics and metal mechanic.
To let you have a more complete picture, the per capita income is the highest in Italy and among the highest in Europe with very high standards for medical, tuition and assistance services.
Ca 11.500.000 people reside in North East Italy.
Here's the main cities in the area:
- Venezia, the main city in Veneto
- Trieste, the main city in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
- Trento, the main city in Trentino-Alto Adige
- Bologna, the main city in Emilia-Romagna
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