Italy, marc toro, ricardo garcia, alejandro marotoPresentation Transcript
LOCATION Italy is located in Southern Europe on the long, boot-shapedItalianPeninsula, includingSicily and Sardinia and It has borders with: France, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland. The independent states of San Marino and theVatican City are enclaves withintheItalianPeninsula. Its Capital city: is Roma
FLAG OF ITALY
GEOGRAPHY The ApennineMountains The Alps And the Po, is the principal river
MAJOR EXPORTS ARE: Motor vehicles Chemicals and petrochemicals Energy and electric engineering Home appliances Aerospace and defense technologies Firearms Fashion Food processing Sport and luxury vehicles Yachts Wine
TOURISM Is one of the fastest growing and most profitable sector is the the national economy. Italy is the highest tourist earner and the fifth most visited country in the world.
RELIGION ROMAN CATHOLICISM is by far the largest religion in the country.
ARCHITECTURE Different architectural styles, from Classical Roman and Greek, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Art Nouveau to Modern. The nation contains several architectural monuments, such as: The Pantheon The Coliseum The Leaning Tower of Pisa Villa Olmo The Pirelli Tower
Italy is equally as rich and impressive, with churches, basilicas, cathedrals and fountains such as: St Peter’s Basilica Florence Cathedral St Mark’s Basilica Milan Cathedral The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Siena Cathedral La Fontana de Trevi Italy has also been home to nomerous famous architects, surch as: Andrea Palladio, FilippoBrunrlleschi, bernini and Renzo Piano.
PAINTING AND SCULPTURE Italian painting is traditionally characterized by a warmth of colour and light and a preoccupation with religious figures and motifs. Notable artists include Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Botticelli, fra Angelico, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian and Raphael.
LITERATURE Literary figures in Italy: Giovanni Boccaccio Giacomo Leopardi Alessandro Manzoni Petrarch (who invented the sonnet) Dante Alighieri (who wrote the Divine Comedy)
SCIENCE The most important scientists were: Leonardo da Vinci Galileo Galilei (Scientific Revolution) Enrico Fermi (First nuclear reactor) Giovanni Domenico Cassini Alessandro Volta (Electric battery) Guglielmo Marconi (Nobel Prize in Physics. Invention of the radio).
MUSIC The Renaissance composer: Monteverdi Baroque :Vivaldi Classical:Rossini Romantic:Verdi and Puccini.
CINEMA Film directors : Vittorio De Sica Federico Fellini Sergio Leone Pier Paolo Pasolini Roberto Benigni Films : La dolce Vita, ilbuono,ilbrutto,ilcattivo,La vita è bella
EDUCATION Italy’s public education is free and compulsory from 6-14 years of age.
SPORTS Popular sports include: football, basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, fencing, rugby, cycling, ice hockey, roller hockey and motor racing..
CUISINE Cheese and wine are major parts of the cuisine. Coffee, and more specifically espresso and capuccino has become highly important to the cultural cuisine of Italy. Some famous dishes include pasta, pizza, lasanga, focaccia and gelato.