Italia       Italy       ISS   January 2013Elena Noemi Desiato
AGENDA    1. Geography and location    2. History    1. Famous people    1. Food    1. Traditions    2. Q&A   Italy – Elen...
Geography and location    Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013   3
Geography and location • Population: 60 million • Area: 301,338 km2                                   Molise • 20 Regions ...
History – Roman Empire                       • Rome was founded in 753 BC                       • Romulus and Remus• 6,500...
History – Greek and Romans• Temple of Concordia• Sicily• Built in 500 BC by the Greek                                     ...
History - ArchitectureLeaning Tower of Pisa                        Cathedral of Siena• Construction started in 1173       ...
Famous people - explorers                                Christopher ColumbusMarco Polo                                   ...
Famous people - scientists Leonardo Fibonacci                  Archimedes                                                 ...
Famous people - artistsMichelangelo                                                                        Leonardo da Vin...
Famous people - musicians                        Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe Verdi                                            ...
Food - Pasta    Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013   12
Food – my favorites                                                               PizzaParmiggiano Tiramisu             Ge...
Traditions                                             Befana                                             - Similar to San...
Q&A      Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013   15
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  1. 1. Italia Italy ISS January 2013Elena Noemi Desiato
  2. 2. AGENDA 1. Geography and location 2. History 1. Famous people 1. Food 1. Traditions 2. Q&A Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 2
  3. 3. Geography and location Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 3
  4. 4. Geography and location • Population: 60 million • Area: 301,338 km2 Molise • 20 Regions • Largest: Sicily • Smallest: Aosta Valley • Capital: Rome Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 4
  5. 5. History – Roman Empire • Rome was founded in 753 BC • Romulus and Remus• 6,500,000 km²• The Roman Empire at its greatest extent in 117 AD Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 5
  6. 6. History – Greek and Romans• Temple of Concordia• Sicily• Built in 500 BC by the Greek • Coloseum in Rome • About 2000 years old Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 6
  7. 7. History - ArchitectureLeaning Tower of Pisa Cathedral of Siena• Construction started in 1173 • Build between 1215 – 1263• Took 200 years to finish • First gothic elements Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 7
  8. 8. Famous people - explorers Christopher ColumbusMarco Polo Amerigo Vespuccis Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 8
  9. 9. Famous people - scientists Leonardo Fibonacci Archimedes Galileo GalileiAlessandro Volta Gugliemo Marconi Leonardo da Vinci Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 9
  10. 10. Famous people - artistsMichelangelo Leonardo da Vinci Botticelli Canaletto Pompeii - Fresco Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 10
  11. 11. Famous people - musicians Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe Verdi Pavarotti Antonio Vivaldi Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 11
  12. 12. Food - Pasta Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 12
  13. 13. Food – my favorites PizzaParmiggiano Tiramisu Gelato Cavatelli Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 13
  14. 14. Traditions Befana - Similar to Santa Claus - Delivers presents to children – Jan 6th - Candy or coal Tarantella - traditional Italian folk dance Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 14
  15. 15. Q&A Italy – Elena Noemi Desiato – ISS – January 2013 15
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