The area in
the northern part of Italy
Italia Cisalpina –meaning on this side of the Alps-, comprehends the regions on the north side of the
River Po’, which
includes Piedmont, Aosta
Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the Liguria region.
regions are active in commerce and manufacturing and a point of export to north Europe
significant advantage because are bordered by France
, and also
, is an easy
access to African and Asian markets.
financial and commercial centers of Italy
Italian industries have their headquarters and factories in this large area where the improvements to the many
rivers offer good navigability and a modern system of irrigation which favors agriculture, including a huge
production of fodder, rice and the rearing of livestock.
hardworking, efficient and full of energy and vigor.
regions are destination for many Italians, looking for opportunities and for a different and better future.
is the home
of Fiat automobiles, Pirelli is based in Milan
the largest quantity of Grana Padana cheese is produced in Lodi, other cheeses like Mascarpone, Taleggio,
Gorgonzola are produced in this area, where it is located the base of operation for Galvani Co. a giant cheese
manufacturer in Melzo.
Most of the
fashions’ houses have their head office or manufacture in this area and almost all highly regarded Italian
business have an office or a representative in Lombardy
regions pride themselves with many extraordinary local dishes, desserts and wines, among them the Panettone,
Bagna Cauda, Risotto Milanese, Costoletta or Cotoletta Milanese, Grissini, Truffles, Asti Spumante, Vermouth and
This is a
very short list: a more extensive and particular list of food from each city or town will be in the sub-chapters
The food of
the local cuisine, homemade or served in the countless restaurants, is various: at times refined, at times
rustic but of high quality and with character.
other parts of Italy
the many regional restaurants that offer dishes from their own area.
The area in the Northern part of Italy called
Italia cisalpina, which is on the north side of the river Po’, includes
the regions of Piedmont,
Aosta Valley, Lombardy, Veneto, Venezia Tridentina
(Trentino), Venezia Giulia and Liguria. These regions make
some specialties enjoyed and known word-wide.