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GEOGRAPHY
Italy is in south-central Europe.
 The capital of Italy is Rome.
 It is bordered by France, Switzerland, Austr...
Italy is located in
southern Europe.
It sticks out into
the Mediterranean
Sea like a boot
It takes about eight hours to fly from New York to
Italy. If you leave New York at 9:00 at night you arrive
in Italy at ab...
Italy is about 116,000 square miles in size. The United
States is about 3.79 million square miles. Meaning that
the United...
POLITICS
The basic political system in Italy is a Parlamentary
republic.
 The President is Giorgio Napolitano.
 The Prim...
INHABITANTS
Around 60.4 million people live in Italy.
 The most important cities are Rome, Milan, Naples,
Venice, and Tur...
Rome is the capital of Italy and its largest city. Today,
about 2,656,000 people live in Rome.
LANGUAGE AND RELIGION
The most important language is Italian.
 There are 55 millions speakers.
 The main religion is Chr...
FOOD
Their speciality is pasta, pizza, lasagna focaccia and
gelato.
 If you ever go to Italy you should drink espresso.

SPORTS
The most important sports are: Football, basketball,
volleyball and Formula One.
 The National Sport Of Italy Is S...
Italy is a beautiful country. The Alps are located in
northern Italy. The Apennine mountains cut down the
center of Italy,...
Italy's climate changes depending on where you are. The
northern areas are cold in the winter and hot in the
summer. Snow ...
Italy's largest cities are Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, and
Palermo. Florence, Genoa, and Bologna are other
important citie...
OPERA
Opera was born in Italy.
 While this first opera was written for the church, the
College of Cardinals in Rome to be...
There is a famous saying, "All roads lead to Rome." Rome is Italy's
capital and its largest city. Over 2,500,000 people li...
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
About 5 million people live on the island of Sicily. You
can also f...
Florence is located in the Tuscany region at the bottom of
the Apennine Mountains. It is known for its famous
museums, arc...
FAMOUS PEOPLE
Luciano Pavarotti is famous because he is one of the
most famous tenors of all time.
 A famous scientist is...
Venice is in northeastern Italy. It is one of the most
beautiful cities in the world. It is known as "the city of
canals."...


Italy is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the
world. From the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the canals of
Venic...
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  1. 1. GEOGRAPHY Italy is in south-central Europe.  The capital of Italy is Rome.  It is bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican city.  The main mountains are the Alps.  The main river is Garda. 
  2. 2. Italy is located in southern Europe. It sticks out into the Mediterranean Sea like a boot
  3. 3. It takes about eight hours to fly from New York to Italy. If you leave New York at 9:00 at night you arrive in Italy at about 11:00 the next morning. That is because of the different time zones you fly through.
  4. 4. Italy is about 116,000 square miles in size. The United States is about 3.79 million square miles. Meaning that the United States is about 33 time LARGER than Italy. About 58 million people live in Italy.
  5. 5. POLITICS The basic political system in Italy is a Parlamentary republic.  The President is Giorgio Napolitano.  The Prime Minister is Silvio Berlusconi. 
  6. 6. INHABITANTS Around 60.4 million people live in Italy.  The most important cities are Rome, Milan, Naples, Venice, and Turin. 
  7. 7. Rome is the capital of Italy and its largest city. Today, about 2,656,000 people live in Rome.
  8. 8. LANGUAGE AND RELIGION The most important language is Italian.  There are 55 millions speakers.  The main religion is Christianity.  91.6% of Italians are catholic. 
  9. 9. FOOD Their speciality is pasta, pizza, lasagna focaccia and gelato.  If you ever go to Italy you should drink espresso. 
  10. 10. SPORTS The most important sports are: Football, basketball, volleyball and Formula One.  The National Sport Of Italy Is Soccer..  Italy has got the best Formula One team. 
  11. 11. Italy is a beautiful country. The Alps are located in northern Italy. The Apennine mountains cut down the center of Italy, stretching from north to south, dividing the east and west coasts. The cities of Italy are popular vacation spots for travelers from all over the world. The Alps APENNINE MOUNTAINS
  12. 12. Italy's climate changes depending on where you are. The northern areas are cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Snow can begin in the Alps as early as the middle of September. As you travel south, the temperature becomes more mild. In the summer, extremely hot temperatures can be found in the areas south of Rome. Pasitano Beach The Alps
  13. 13. Italy's largest cities are Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, and Palermo. Florence, Genoa, and Bologna are other important cities. Venice , Italy Rome, Italy
  14. 14. OPERA Opera was born in Italy.  While this first opera was written for the church, the College of Cardinals in Rome to be precise, most early works were secular. The Medici in Florence staged operas and Monteverdi staged his Orfeo for them in 1607. 
  15. 15. There is a famous saying, "All roads lead to Rome." Rome is Italy's capital and its largest city. Over 2,500,000 people live there. Rome is known as "the eternal city." It is filled with some of the world's most famous buildings like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. If you throw a coin over your left shoulder while you have your back to the fountain, it is supposed to bring you good luck and a quick return to Rome. Coloseeum Trevi Fountain
  16. 16. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. About 5 million people live on the island of Sicily. You can also find the volcano Mount Etna on Sicily. Farmers grow oranges and olives on some lower mountain slopes. Wheat is its most important crop.
  17. 17. Florence is located in the Tuscany region at the bottom of the Apennine Mountains. It is known for its famous museums, architecture, and artwork. Florence is one of the world's most visited cities because of the amazing paintings and statues that you can see here. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci are two of the famous artists whose work you can see here. David by Michelangelo Florence, Italy Mona Lisa by da Vinci
  18. 18. FAMOUS PEOPLE Luciano Pavarotti is famous because he is one of the most famous tenors of all time.  A famous scientist is Leonardo Da Vinci  Famous people of Italy are: Sergio Leone, Gianluigi Buffon, Galileo Galilei, Giancarlo Fisichella… 
  19. 19. Venice is in northeastern Italy. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is known as "the city of canals.". Today Venetians travel by motor launch to get from place to place. Visitors can still use a gondola to see the city. Grand Canal ,Venice Italy Gondola
  20. 20.  Italy is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world. From the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the canals of Venice, Italy is truly wonderful!!
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