ITALY

CAPITAL CITY: ROME

AVERAGE AGE: 43 YEARS

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 82.94 YEARS

Cinque Terre is a place that has 5 towns in it and this one is called Vernazza that contains a line of cafes

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Italy

Brief History: It is a southern European region located on a peninsula. It borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Its population is 58 million people and it surrounds two small regions of San Marino and Vatican. Languages found in Italy include German which is spoken in Alto Adige, close to the Austrian border. It has a Mediterranean climate but the nations are cooler in the north.

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Environment/Landscape:

1. The mountains of the Alps and the Dolomites in the north have: snow-covered peaks, icy glaciers and fertile valleys.

2. Further south are huge areas of flat plains and rolling hills, crossed by rivers and streams. Grapes and olives grow here.

3. The highest point in Mt. Corno and is the source of most rivers in Italy.

Top Three Rivers:

1. The Po River flows from the Alps t0 the Adriatic Sea.

2. The Arno River flows from the Apennines into the Tyrrhenian Sea.

3. The Tiber River flows from the central Apennines through Rome.

Top Three Cities:

1. Rome is the capital of Italy

2. Milan is the second largest city in Italy.

3. Naples is the third largest city in Italy.

Landmarks:

1.  The Roman Colosseum is visited by a lot of tourists. '

2. The Pantheon that is in Rome which is a museum.

3. Piazza of San Marco which is in Venice is also known in English as St. Mark's Square.

The land in Italy is used to farm.

Most people live in rural parts of Italy.

Politics Of Today: The type of government is representative democracy and the structure of it is organized.

The President is Giorgio Napolitano and the Prime Minister is Matteo Renzi.

Italy is a member of the European Union and joined in 1952.

Economy: The GDP per capita is 2.2 million dollars.

The currency is Euros.

They import crude petroleum and they export refined petroleum.

Major Trade Partners are Germany and France.

Holidays: Italy celebrates New Years Day, Epiphany, International Workers Day, All Saints Day, Christmas, and Ferragosto which means Feast of the Assumption.

Food in Italy: Very common foods in Italy are Pizza, Pasta, Minestrone which is a vegetable soup, and Zuppa di Pesce which is a fish soup.

Music in Italy: Some types of music in Italy are Classical (opera), Pop, Rock, Disco, Hip-Hop, and Jazz.

Famous Artists in Italy: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, Tiziano Vecelli, and Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone or better known as Masaccio.

Musicians: Musicians in Italy are Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Paisiello, Ludovico Einaudi, Guiseppe Verdi, and Piero Umiliani.

Authors: Dante Alighieri, Dario Fo, Ludovico Ariosto, Umberto Eco, and Italo Calvino.

Major Languages: Italian is the most spoken language in Italy, but other languages spoken in Italy are German, Slovene, French, Albanian, and Greek.

The Dominant Religion in Italy is Roman Catholic.

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