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Travel to Italy

Population: 58 462 375Map of Italy
Area: 301 336 km2
State division: Italy is divided into 20 regions
Climate: Temperate continental
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro
Religion: Catholic
Electricity: 127/220V 50 Hz
Internet TLD:****it.
Time zone: UTC +1
Flag: Italy flag
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Traffic organization: right hand drive / RHD
Major airports:  Rome, Milan, Florencia, Naples / Neapol, Genoa
Major cities:  Rome, Milan, Naples / Neapol, Torino (Turin), Palermo, Genoa
Major ports: Genoa, Neapol,  Rome, Milan, Venice / Venezia
Italy is a European country situated on the Italian (Apennine) Peninsula and is a full member of European Community and NATO. It is located on the Mediterranean islands Sicily and Sardinia and some small islands in the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. The capital Rome is the biggest city in country and there has been evidence for human occupation for at least 10 000 years. In the Antiquity it was called Ancient Rome – the centre of the mighty Roman Empire. Decades later it was the capital of the Papal States till the late 18 hundreds. Preceding Italy’s current capital Rome were Torino and Florence. The climate is quite varied; Mediterranean in the southern regions and near the Alps mountainside it is highland, characterized with mild summer and cold snowy winters. Italy, one of the most beautiful countries in the world impresses people with its rich history, countless cultural monuments as well as with the incredible cultural blend of the Europeans. You can never get enough of Italy’s excellent wines, tempting cuisine and delightful music. Some of the cities that deserve your attention are: Venice / Venezia, Rome, Florence, Milan, Naples / Neapol, Genoa, Torino, Verona and Bologna, as they are real legends. The Northern part of Italy has a well developed economy as well as automotive and fashion industry. Milan is a world fashion capital along with Paris, New York and London. Italy is also one of the leading football and volleyball powers. Vatican city is a sovereign city-state, which is entirely surrounded by the city of Rome. It is governed by the Pope, who is the head of the Worldwide Catholic Church. This city-state is the heart of the catholic religious community and has incredible architecture. Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island. You can spend days sightseeing trough the numerous villages and little towns and if you don’t feel like walking you can always visit the amazing golden beaches.
Italy’s beauty is unimaginable!
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