Italy has a rich vinicultural heritage, dating back more than 2000 years. Its wines are made with the aim of partnering with the country's rich and varied cuisine. There are over 2000 indigenous varieties (native grapes) spread throughout this beautiful country. Each of Italy's 20 regions is home to a unique viticultural industry, from the cool climates in the northeast such as Alto Adige and Friuli to the warm, sunny zones of the south such as Campania, Puglia and Sicily. Thus it offers a larger, more diverse array of wine styles than almost any other nation, many of which are defined, classified and protected under the Italian wine classification system which lists more than 300 DOC's, 70 DOCG''s and almost 120 IGT's.