Physical Characteristics• Italy has a peninsula that connects to the southwest region.• A mountain range known as the Apennines goes right down the middle of the peninsula.• Italy also has a hilly terrain on the mainland.
Cultural Characteristics• About 93% of people speak Italian. But about 50 % speak a dialect of Italian.• Fashion is extremely important in Italy. The way someone dresses indicates their social status.• The primary in religion in Italy is Roman Catholic.
Customs and Traditions• In Italy you are supposed to say "good day" in Italian when you greet someone.• When strangers meet in Italy they kiss one another on the cheek.• The opera is a very big tradition in Italy.
Fun Facts about Italy!!• Italy has three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.• The average Italian consumes 26 gallons of wine a year.• Italy has over 3,000 museums.• Italy has won the World Cup four times.