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Maps of Italy

Travel Planning the Visual Way: Rail, City, and Region Maps

I'm a great fan of maps. Maps are a way to see how geography is structured, how cities are put together.

With a map I can show you places you couldn't search the internet for, because they are unknown to you, so you'd never think to search for them..

We'll start with public transportation maps and then list our Italian places maps.

Transportation Maps

See the major train lines in Italy and learn how to use the rail system in Italy with our Italy Train Map. Zoom in to a popular route with our Torino to Trieste Rail Line Map.

If you've rented or leased a car, you will be interested in our Italian Autostrada Map.

New is our map of all the major Italian airports: Italy Airports Map.

Know how to get around Rome? See our complete Rome Transportation Map.

Maps of Italian Places

Tuscany

Italy's largest region is the most popular. There's a lot of diversity in Tuscany, from the seaside resorts, luxurious spas, rustic mountain villages, and cities full of Renaissance art. Discover it with our Tuscany Guide. Inside Tuscany is the Val d'Orcia, a very compelling place to spend a week of your Italian vacation.

Also within Tuscany, a is the traditional territory called La Lunigiana. It's rural and seldom visited, but has over 160 castles and castle ruins and food you won't find elsewhere.

Also lesser known is Pitigliano and its Vie Cave, "roads" carved out of rock, a fascinating city and surroundings. The town is shown in the picture below.

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Puglia

Always slated to be "the next Tuscany", Puglia has its own, different charms. It's all about the southern Baroque, beaches all around, Italy's best vegetables and citrus fruits, Byzantine monasteries and way more. Besides, it's flat. You can walk everywhere. Oh, and the food? Fabulous! See our "Puglia Maps and Travel Guide."

The Gargano Peninsula is a unique land mass, once an island way back when the sea was higher. If you're looking for something to do in Puglia, our Gargano Itinerary features a map and suggested attractions and places to stay.

Marche: The Region and The Metauro Valley

Take a ride from the Tuscany border to the Adriatic sea with our northern Le Marche itinerary: The Metauro Valley Itinerary. For an overview of the Marche region, see our Marche Map and Guide.

Cinque Terre Hiking Trails Map

Perhaps the most front of Italy's "back doors," the Cinque Terre can be frightfully overtouristed in the summer, but it's still a prime destination for wanderers. We've made a printable map of not only the main trails, but of some of the more difficult trails near the ridgetop, with spectacular views. See our Cinque Terre Hiking Trails Map for more.

Via Francigena Map

The Via Francigena is part of a medieval pilgrimage route that went between Canterbury and Rome, first recorded by Bishop Sigeric on his first trip to Rome in the year 990.

The cities along the route are some of the best cities to visit in Italy. Each usually got its wealth from the pilgrims and the commerce that came with them. You could do worse than to walk the Via Francigena, but you can also visit the cities along the way by car, of course.

See our Via Francigena Map for more.

Rome City Map

Need to see the neighborhoods of Rome in order to find a place to explore or a place to stay? Our interactive map will show you what's where: Rome Map and Neighborhood Guide. There is also a Rome Transportation Map that shows all the forms of public transportation routes.

Rome Airport (Fiumicino Airport - FCO) Map

Flying into Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport? We have a map, transportation information and recommended places to stay near the airport: Fiumicino Airport Map.

Via Appia Traiana

Following this interesting alternative to the Via Appia along the coast in Puglia in your rental or lease car offers a fantastic number of interesting sites to visit. Our map will show you how to have a great time in the region that's perpetually poised to be the "next Tuscany". See: Via Traiana Map | Puglia.

If you plan to visit Puglia and have a mobile device, Martha Bakerjian's app, Puglia Travel Guide, has information and maps for visiting Egnazia, as well as lodging and compelling activities for the entire region of Puglia. Get it for Android or for iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone.

Valcamonica Map

Northern Italy's Valcamonica has one of the world's richest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs (rock engravings)--over 140,000 artworks covering 8000 years have been discovered. Although few people visit, the Valcamonica can be one of the most interesting destinations of your vacation. See our Valcamonica Map and Visitor Information for more.

Paper Maps of Italy

The best source of maps, bar none, is our partner TrekMaps. They carry over 200 Italy City Maps alone, some for cities as small as Forli.

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