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Italy

  1. 1. Diana Tieghi
  2. 2. WHERE IS IT? <ul><li>Southern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia </li></ul>
  3. 3. STRUCTURE <ul><li>Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Plus 2 islands: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sicily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sardinia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Includes 2 independent states: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>San Marino </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vatican City </li></ul></ul><ul><li>20 regions </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Population: around 60 million </li></ul>
  4. 4. GEOGRAPHY <ul><li>Boot shaped </li></ul><ul><li>West coast: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tyrrhenian sea </li></ul></ul><ul><li>East Coast: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adriatic sea </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appenine Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>The Alps </li></ul><ul><li>Largest lake in the north: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Garda </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Etna </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. IMPORTANT CITIES <ul><li>Rome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vatican City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full of history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many ancient monuments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Milan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stilish shops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rich artistic and cultural heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duomo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>La Scala </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Venice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Built on water, in the middle of a lagoon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touristic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Piazza San Marco </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Florence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most important Renaissance architectural and art centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duomo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ponte vecchio </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Turin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northwest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>examples of baroque architecture and historic palaces </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Naples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coast, south of Rome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close to Pompeii </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pizza </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Genoa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal seaport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aquarium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic centre </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. … a bit of curiosities <ul><li>Family: most important value </li></ul><ul><li>When you meet someone: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If first time, shake hands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, kissing on both cheeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Punctuality is not mandatory: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 to 30 minutes late is normal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Favourite sport to play and watch: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>football </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Food <ul><li>Different in every region </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of food </li></ul><ul><li>Meal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First course: pasta, rice… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second course: meat, fish, vegetables… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dessert or fruit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coffee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enjoy eating properly </li></ul>
  14. 15. … and more more more <ul><li>This was just a taste </li></ul><ul><li>Innumerous things still to discover </li></ul>

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