Facts About Italy

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Italy is a wonderful holiday destination for people willing to experience the charm of the European culture. Italy is a European nation situated in southern Europe. The country shares its borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia on one side and is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the other. The country has a population around 60 million people as of the 2011 census. The capital city of Italy is Rome which is referred to as an ‘œeternal romantic city.’

Some of the interesting facts about Italy are:

Fact 1: Italy is a country with a rich culture and ancient history. The city of Rome was founded in 753 BC.

Fact 2: The Italian Alps are a great place for skiing, hiking, and snow biking.

Fact 3: Italy is surrounded by the smallest countries in the world namely, San Marino and Vatican City.

Fact 4: Some of the famous Italian attractions include: Rome, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice, Tuscany, and Ravenna.

Fact 5: The country of Italy looks like a high-heeled shoe on the world map.

Fact 6: The three colored stripes on the Italian flag represent three virtues, namely, green for hope, white for faith, and red for charity.

Fact 7: The famous pizza was invented in the city of Naples in the 1860s.

Fact 8: Po is the name of a river in Italy. It is the longest river in Italy.

Fact 9: The thermometer was discovered in Italy.

Fact 10: Spectacles are invented in Italy.

Fact 11: ‘œPizza’ is an Italian word which is the only Italian word that is popular and is known by many people around the world.

Fact 12: The ice cream cone was first invented in Italy.

Fact 13: Italians call their country Italia.

Fact 14: After the end of World War II, the Italian people have seen more than 60 governments.

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