ITALY<br />Mentor: Višnja Fara<br />Made by: Ana Strugar,JelenaPahić,Antonija Pavličić<br />
CONTENT:<br />GEOGRAPHY<br />HISTORY<br />LANGUAGE<br />RELIGION<br />POLITICS AND ECONOMIC SITUATION<br />PUBLIC HOLYDAYS...
MAP OF ITALY<br /><ul><li>the famous 'boot-shaped' peninsula lies in central southern Europe
The country stretches over 1000 km from north to south
total area of over 300,000 sq km
includes two large islands, Sardinia and Sicily, and many smaller ones </li></li></ul><li>GEOGRAPHY(introduction)<br />Loc...
Religions:  predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant comm...
ITALY REGIONS<br />
HISTORY(begining of rome)<br />THE LEGEND OF ROMULUS AND REMUS<br />THE ROMAN EMPIRE<br />
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE<br /><ul><li>14. – 16. century,Florence
Science(Galileo Galilei)
Art(Boticceli,Giotto,Michelangelo)
Architecture(Brunellesci,Alberti,Palladio)
Politics(Machiavelli)</li></li></ul><li>ITALIAN REPUBLIC<br />The birth of the Italian Republic (officially on June 2, 194...
LANGUAGE<br />Italian is the official language of Italy, and 93% of population are native Italian speaker<br />Around 50% ...
RELIGION<br />
POLITICS AND ECONOMIC SITUATION<br />The seat of government is in Rome<br />The head of state is the President of the Repu...
The Italian economy ranks as the world's sixth largest economy measured by GDP <br />economic strength owes much to the su...
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS<br />
CONVENTIONS AND CUSTOMS<br />
MEETING ETIQUETTE<br />Greetings are enthusiastic yet rather formal<br />The usual handshake with direct eye contact and a...
GIFT GIVING ETIQUETTE<br /><ul><li> Do not: give chrysanthemums as they are used at funerals,red flowers as they indicate ...
If you bring wine, make sure it is a good vintage. Quality, rather than quantity, is important.
Do not wrap gifts in black, as is traditionally a mourning colour.
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  1. 1. ITALY<br />Mentor: Višnja Fara<br />Made by: Ana Strugar,JelenaPahić,Antonija Pavličić<br />
  2. 2. CONTENT:<br />GEOGRAPHY<br />HISTORY<br />LANGUAGE<br />RELIGION<br />POLITICS AND ECONOMIC SITUATION<br />PUBLIC HOLYDAYS<br />CONVENTIONS AND CUSTOMS<br />
  3. 3. MAP OF ITALY<br /><ul><li>the famous 'boot-shaped' peninsula lies in central southern Europe
  4. 4. The country stretches over 1000 km from north to south
  5. 5. total area of over 300,000 sq km
  6. 6. includes two large islands, Sardinia and Sicily, and many smaller ones </li></li></ul><li>GEOGRAPHY(introduction)<br />Location:  Southern Europe, bordering Austria 430 km, France 488 km, Holy See (Vatican City) 3.2 km, San Marino 39 km, Slovenia 232 km, Switzerland 740 km<br />Capital:   Rome<br />Climate:  predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south<br />Population:  58,057,477 (July 2004 est.)<br />Ethnic Make-up: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)<br />
  7. 7. Religions:  predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community<br />the Italian Republic, is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. <br />The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula<br />
  8. 8. ITALY REGIONS<br />
  9. 9. HISTORY(begining of rome)<br />THE LEGEND OF ROMULUS AND REMUS<br />THE ROMAN EMPIRE<br />
  10. 10. ITALIAN RENAISSANCE<br /><ul><li>14. – 16. century,Florence
  11. 11. Science(Galileo Galilei)
  12. 12. Art(Boticceli,Giotto,Michelangelo)
  13. 13. Architecture(Brunellesci,Alberti,Palladio)
  14. 14. Politics(Machiavelli)</li></li></ul><li>ITALIAN REPUBLIC<br />The birth of the Italian Republic (officially on June 2, 1946) <br />Until 1946, Italy was officially a monarchy ruled by the House of Savoy, kings of Italy since the Risorgimento (and previously of Sardinia)<br />Benito Mussolini, enjoying the support of the monarchy, imposed fascism after the October 28, 1922 March on Rome<br />In 1946, Italy became a republic after the results of a popular referendum<br />
  15. 15. LANGUAGE<br />Italian is the official language of Italy, and 93% of population are native Italian speaker<br />Around 50% of population speak a regional dialect as mother tongue<br />Many dialects are mutually unintelligible and thus considered by linguists as separate languages, but are not officially recognised<br />
  16. 16. RELIGION<br />
  17. 17. POLITICS AND ECONOMIC SITUATION<br />The seat of government is in Rome<br />The head of state is the President of the Republic, who controls the armed forces and the judiciary<br />Parliament <br />The President of the Senate <br />The President of the Chamber of Deputies <br />
  18. 18. The Italian economy ranks as the world's sixth largest economy measured by GDP <br />economic strength owes much to the success of small and medium-sized companies <br />Key industries include automobiles, shipbuilding, chemicals, furniture, clothing and textiles, leather goods and footwear, food processing, ceramic products, components and machinery <br />
  19. 19. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS<br />
  20. 20. CONVENTIONS AND CUSTOMS<br />
  21. 21. MEETING ETIQUETTE<br />Greetings are enthusiastic yet rather formal<br />The usual handshake with direct eye contact and a smile suffices between strangers!<br />Italians are guided by first impressions, so it is important that you demonstrate propriety and respect when greeting people, especially when meeting them for the first time!<br />Wait until invited to move to a first name basis!<br />
  22. 22. GIFT GIVING ETIQUETTE<br /><ul><li> Do not: give chrysanthemums as they are used at funerals,red flowers as they indicate secrecy,yellow flowers as they indicate jealousy 
  23. 23. If you bring wine, make sure it is a good vintage. Quality, rather than quantity, is important.
  24. 24. Do not wrap gifts in black, as is traditionally a mourning colour.
  25. 25. Do not wrap gifts in purple, as it is a symbol of bad luck.
  26. 26.  Gifts are usually opened when received. </li></li></ul><li>DINING ETIQUETTE<br />If you are invited to an Italian house: If an invitation says the dress is informal, wear stylish clothes that are still rather formal.<br />Punctuality is not mandatory. You may arrive between 15 minutes late if invited to dinner and up to 30 minutes late if invited to a party. <br /> If you are invited to a meal, bring gift-wrapped!<br />
  27. 27. TABLE MANNERS<br />Remain standing until you are invited to sit down. You may be shown to a particular seat.<br />Do not keep your hands in your lap during the meal; however, do not rest your elbows on the table either<br />If you do not want more wine, leave your wineglass nearly full<br />
  28. 28. RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION<br />Italians prefer to do business with people they know and trust<br />they prefer face-to-face contact<br />Italians judge people on appearances and the first impression you make,will be a lasting one<br />Italians are extremely expressive communicators. <br />
  29. 29. BUSINESS MEETING ETIQUETTE<br />Appointments are mandatory and should be made in writing (in Italian) 2 to 3 weeks in advance<br />Many companies are closed in August, so it is best not to try to schedule meetings then<br />It is common to be interrupted while talking<br />People often raise their voice to be heard over other speakers<br />
  30. 30. BUSINESS NOGOTIATION<br />In the north, people are direct, see time as money, and get down to business after only a brief period of social talk<br />Never use high-pressure sales tactics<br />Hierarchy is the cornerstone of Italian business. Italians respect power and age<br />Decisions are often based more on how you are viewed by the other party than on concrete business objectives<br />
  31. 31. DRESS ETIQUETTE<br />Dressing well is a priority in Italy<br />Men should wear dark coloured, conservative business suits<br />Women should wear either business suits or conservative dresses<br />Elegant accessories are equally important for men and women<br />

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