HAVING CULTURE AS A KITE, WE TRAVEL EUROPEAN SKIES Istituto Comprensivo “Rocco Montano” STIGLIANO (Matera) Italy
Italy is located in southern Europe. It sticks out into theMediterranean Sea like a boot.
It takes about eight hours to fly from New York to Italy. If youleave New York at 9:00 at night you arrive in Italy at about 11:00the next morning. That is because of the different time zonesyou fly through.
Capital of Italy is Rome and its largest city. Today, about2,656,000 people live in Rome.
Italy is a beautiful country. The Alps are located in northern Italy.The Apennine mountains cut down the center of Italy, stretchingfrom north to south, dividing the east and west coasts. Thecities of Italy are popular vacation spots for travelers from allover the world. Apennine Mountains The Alps
Italy is about 116,000 square miles in size. About 58 million peoplelive in Italy.
Italys climate changes depending on where you are. The northernareas are cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Snow can beginin the Alps as early as the middle of September. As you travel south,the temperature becomes more mild. In the summer, extremely hottemperatures can be found in the areas south of Rome. Pasitano Beach The Alps
Italys largest cities are Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, and Palermo. Florence, Genoa, and Bologna are other important cities. Venice, Italy Rome, Italy
There is a famous saying, "All roads lead to Rome." Rome isItalys 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 theworlds most famous buildings like the Colosseum and TreviFountain. If you throw a coin over your left shoulder while youhave your back to the fountain, it is supposed to bring you goodluck and a quick return to Rome. Coloseeum Trevi Fountain
Milan is in northern Italy. About 1,300,000 people live in Milan.Milan is home to some of the worlds most famous fashiondesigners. Milan is a modern city. In Milan you can find La ScalaOpera House and see The Last Supper painted by Leonardo DaVinci. You can also find Milans Galleria. Which is a beautiful streetof stores and restaurants covered by an amazing glass roof. La Scala Opera House The Last Supper Galleria
Naples is the most important seaport in Italy. It is the center ofItalys exporting business. About 1,000,000 people live in Naples.If you visit Naples you can see Mount Vesuvius (a volcano). Mt. Vesuvius Naples, Italy
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. About 5million people live on the island of Sicily. You can also find thevolcano Mount Etna on Sicily. Farmers grow oranges and oliveson some lower mountain slopes. Wheat is its most important crop.
Florence is located in the Tuscany region at the bottom of theApennine Mountains. It is known for its famous museums,architecture, and artwork. Florence is one of the worlds mostvisited cities because of the amazing paintings and statues thatyou can see here. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci are two ofthe famous artists whose work you can see here. David by Michelangelo Mona Lisa Florence, Italy by da Vinci
Venice is in northeastern Italy. It is one of the most beautiful citiesin the world. It is known as "the city of canals.". Today Venetianstravel by motor launch to get from place to place. Visitors can stilluse a gondola to see the city. Gondola Grand Canal, Venice Italy
Much of the land in Italy is used for farming. Olive trees are growin the south. Olive oil is a very important ingredient in Italiancooking. The figs in Italy are also wonderful! Italy is famous forgrapes used to make wine. Italian cheeses like parmesan andmozzarella are also popular all around the world. Other importantcrops are wheat, citrus fruits, and tomatoes.
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!!
HERE IS OUR REGION: BASILICATA OR LUCANIAStigliano is our village.It is situated in the heart ofBasilicata, near Matera.Matera is the second town ofBasilicata and the first isPotenza. Our village issituated in the South of Italyand our region’s name isBasilicata or sometimes calledLucania. It’s main source ofeconomy comes fromagriculture and the people arevery hospitable and friendly.
OUR VILLAGE!It’s called Stigliano and it’s a verysmall village. It is situated on amountain 1000 metres deep and 50minutes fom the sea . There are5000 people in our village.It datesback to the Middle Ages. It was theshelter for those populationslooking for a place up in the hillswhere to protect themselvesagainst malaria and against theincursions on behalf of theinvadors. In 1643 Stigliano was thefirst capital of Basilicata.