Italy, marc toro, ricardo garcia, alejandro maroto

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  • 1. ITALY
  • 2. 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
  • 3. FLAG OF ITALY
  • 4. GEOGRAPHY
    The ApennineMountains
    The Alps
    And the Po, is the principal river
  • 5. CLIMATE
    North: Continental Climate
    Costal Areas: MediterranianClimate
  • 6. POLITICS IS CONCERNED
    Governament: Parlamentary, democraticrepublic.
    Presidents of theItalianrepublic: GiorgioNapolitano
    And thePrimeMinister: Silvio Berlusconi
  • 7. FOREIGN RELATIONS
    Memberof theEuropeanNations, the United Nations, NorthAtlantic. TreatyOrganization and the OECD
  • 8. ECONOMY. (INDUSTRY, SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY, RESOURCES…)
    • A developed INDUSTRIAL NORTH
    • 9. A primarily AGRICULTURAL.SOUTH
  • 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
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. RELIGION
    ROMAN CATHOLICISM is by far the largest religion in the country.
  • 12. CULTURE
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. LITERATURE
    Literary figures in Italy:
    Giovanni Boccaccio
    Giacomo Leopardi
    Alessandro Manzoni
    Petrarch (who invented the sonnet)
    Dante Alighieri (who wrote the Divine Comedy)
  • 17. 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).
  • 18. MUSIC
    The Renaissance composer: Monteverdi
    Baroque :Vivaldi
    Classical:Rossini
    Romantic:Verdi and Puccini.
  • 19. 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
  • 20. EDUCATION
    Italy’s public education is free and compulsory from 6-14 years of age.
  • 21. SPORTS
    Popular sports include: football, basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, fencing, rugby, cycling, ice hockey, roller hockey and motor racing..
  • 22. 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.