The Regions of Italy
This General Index of Italy can help identify the Region, Province and Commune of
origin of ancestors, the correct spelling of places and surnames, as well as obtain the basic information on the Italian regions and their history, or
leave messages for future visitors in search of relatives or connections in their genealogical reconstruction.
Italy is presently divided into 20 Regions, each region is divided into Provinces, each Province is divided into municipalities. Clicking on the
name of a Region you will see a List of the Provinces, in each Province you will see a list of the present municipalities.
The Regions in history
Roman Emperor Augustus divided Italy into the following regions: PRIMA
REGIO, present Lazio and Campania; SECUNDA REGIO, including Puglia and the
Salento area (part of modern Calabria); TERTIA REGIO, including Lucania and
Bruzzio (present Basilicata and Calabria); QUARTA REGIO, or Samnium,
including Abruzzo and Molise; QUINTA REGIO or Picenum, present-day Marche;
SEXTA REGIO, Umbria; SEPTIMA REGIO, or Etruria, today's Tuscany; OCTAVA
REGIO, the Gallia Cispadana (Emilia); NONA REGIO, or Liguria; DECIMA REGIO,
or Venecia and Istria; UNDECIMA REGIO or Gallia Transpadana, including
present-day Lombardia, Val d'Aosta and Piemonte.