Ignoring the fact that it's pink - a color I use because it designates land without being similar to any part of the terrain color scheme - it is also stretched. The pan format I use always produces distortion, particularly as most maps are oriented to look 'normal' from a north to south perspective, and my mapping system stretches things east and west.
That aside, Italy I can see is going to be very tight. Can you believe that I'm going to squeeze 430 cities into this space? Not including the bit of pink in the bottom left corner, that being Africa?
I've already started this morning. To keep things straight I usually move from the top of the map to the bottom, doing each province as I go; thus, Milan, Piedmont and Veneto will get done first. Occasionally, I might mention in posts how its going.
P.S.: please ignore the bits around the edges; this was cut from other maps, made on the program publisher, and I thought some of the designers out there might enjoy seeing how the various pieces are laid together.