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  • Section 3
    Italy
  • History
    750 B.C.
    Latins est. Rome on Tiber River
    Romans conquered Italy & expanded their rule to other lands
    Roman Empire
    Stretched from Spain/Portugal to Asia & from England to North Africa
    Roman laws, roads, engineering, & Latin lang. were found throughout empire
    Built aqueducts, domes & arches
    Trade prospered
  • A.D. 200
    Roman Empire weakened
    Divided into two parts
    Roman influences still present today
    Latin lang., Roman laws, Christianity
  • The Renaissance
    1300s
    Rebirth of Italy
    Rediscovered the work of ancient Roman and Greek writers
    Artists painted using new techniques (Leonardo da Vinci)
    Galileo Galilei perfected the telescope & experimented w/ gravity
    Christopher Columbus opened the Americas to European colonization
  • Government
    Until 1800s Italy was made up of many small states
    Democracy today w/ elected parliament
    No single party has won majority
    Coalition governments formed
    Government made when several parties join together to run the country
  • Culture
    Culture influenced by many people
    Religion & Food
    Roman Catholic
    X-Mas & Easter are important holidays
    Food is influenced by history & crops of each area
    Olives, bread, fish, lemons, spices, tomatoes, pizza, rice, butter, cheeses, & mushrooms
    The Arts
    Roman glassware & sculptures
    Renaissance paintings & sculpture
    Italian writers & composers
    Designers, actors, & filmmakers are celebrated worldwide
  • Italy Today
    58 million people
    Shared lang. & Roman Catholic Church unite Italy
    Economy
    Industries rebuilt after WWII
    Rich soil & good water supply
    Grapes are very important crop (largest producer of wine)
    Tourism
    Industrialization is increasing
  • Cities
    Milan, Turin, & Genoa are important industrial cities
    Venice: famous for canals & buildings
    Florence is the center of art & culture
    Rome is the capital
    Naples is a major manufacturing center & port