The Northeastern area of Italy consists of 4 regions, and borders Austria and Slovenia to the north and east. These boundaries are naturally drawn by the range of the northeastern Alpe mountains.
To the south it is bordered by the Adriatic Sea and The Marches region, and to the West by Tuscany, Liguria and Lombardy regions.
The regions of the northeastern area of Italy are:
The capital of each region are Trieste in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Bolzano in Trentino Alto Adige, Venice in Veneto and Bologna in Emilia Romagna.
The population of these four regions is around 11,659,000.
The morphological conformation of the northeastern area of Italy is varied: with its multiple important rivers, the vast plain that extends over the Adriatic sea, also called the Po valley, is encircled by the Alpes on the north and east, the Apennine on west and the Adriatic sea on the south.
The coastline of the northeastern area is quite regular and it features many long sandy beaches. Just in the area of Trieste, The coastline starts to get more rocky with small creeks of sand beach.