The Best of ITALY, Part 2: The South

The geographical region of Southern Italy today is generally thought to comprise the former administrative regions of the historical “Kingdom of the Two Sicilies”, the largest sovereign state by population and size in Italy before the country’s unification in 1871, comprising Sicily and all of the Italian Peninsula south of the Papal States. This united Kingdom basically formed with the merger of the Kingdom of Sicily with the Kingdom of Naples in 1816. The island of Sardinia is also frequently included, despite it being culturally, linguistically, and historically less related to the other regions mentioned.

Some important sites well worth visiting if traveling to this region today include:

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