From the myths that surround the birth of the Etruscan civilisation to the foundation of united Italy in the nineteenth century, past and present are linked in a seamless web that stretches back over three millennia.
The coastal areas are populated. However as one travels inland, it can be found that the beautiful countryside is sparsely inhabited and dotted with historic hill towns. This is a region where children still play in the street and door keys are left in the doors
The total population of the region is about 1.5 million people.