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Section 3

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

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