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Name• The name “Italy” is from Latin word “Italia”. But, the origin was taken from Greek “Vetelio” which means “The young cattle ground”.• The Taurus was the symbol of south Italy tribes. It was depicted against the Romanian wolf as a sign of challenge for Italy freedom during the wars.• The name Italy was given only to the south of the country, till the Romanian invasion, when Italy had become the whole semi-island.
The Flag The flag was formally set up for the Republic of Italy on Jan 1st 1948, It’s divided into three sections: Green: refers to the plains and hills. White: refers to the snow on the Alb mountains. Red: refers to the sacrificed blood for the country.
Location• Italy is almost to the south of Europe, on the Italian semi-island. It also contains Sardinia and Sicily, the two biggest islands on the Mediterranean sea.• Italy has northern borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.• There are Two independent cities inside Italy; San Marino & the Vatican.
Information• Italy is about 301,338 Km2• The population of Italy is 60.2 million, and it’s the sixth country in Europe in terms of population.• The capital is Rome and it’s the biggest city. Joined the European Union on Mar 25th 1957.• The currency is € (Euro)
Most famous places in Italy 1- Leaning tower of Pizza: • It’s Pizza Cathedral tower, near “Miracle Square” • It consists of 8 floors, built of white marvel with Romanian style. • It’s 54.5m, and it has stairs of 300 grades, with electric elevator. • It’s called the leaning tower because of it’s visible inclination (5.5 degree). Attributed to the resiliency and the break down of the ground under the tower.
2- Coliseum of Rome:• It’s a huge Romanian Coliseum at the middle of Rome, able to contain about 45000-50000 spectator.• The Arena had been used for wrestling.• They started building it between 70-72 AC under Emperor Fisban rule. They finished it after 80 years at Titus rule. But, some changes have been made during Domitan rule.
JCI Italy(Junior Chamber International Italy)• Establishment, mission and vision.• Important Event and Awards.• Most Important Programs in the year 2012.
Establishment, mission and vision:• Founded in Italy in 1962.• The purpose is to provide global opportunities for young people to develop the characteristics of leadership, responsibility, social entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change.
• The members are active locally, nationally and internationally, in developing projects in four areas: individual, community, business and international.• Mission: “To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change”.
• Vision: “To be the leading global network of young active citizens”.• Number of LOMs: (17)
Important Events and Awards: The candidate of the JCI Italy Simona Atzori in 2009, during the World Congress in Tunisia has won the award in the category TOYP (YOUNG TALENT PRIZE) "personal growth ". In 2009 the ceremony of the European Conference took place in Milan and has had broad significance in the media .
On October 1, at the National Assembly held in Rome, the National President Chiara Milani met the Minister Meloni and has delivered a first portion of the proceeds.
Most Important Programs in the year 2012: Erasmus for young entrepreneurs (already implemented by JCI Italy two years ago) in collaboration with the European Union. Interchange of young active citizens in the euro zone.
Furthermore, JCI France has kindly invited French speaking members who are interested to become a trainer for JCI to attend the special courses for this purpose in France.
Italy National President (2012) ** Stephen Cross**
History of Pasta• Weve probably all heard that Marco Polo brought spaghetti to Europe from the Far East in the late 13th century. While its true that he probably encountered it there -- or at least a type of long noodle made from either rice flour or hard wheat flour -- pasta had existed in Europe for centuries. In fact, a fourth century B.C. Etruscan tomb has a bas-relief carving of a group of
History of Pasta• natives making what appears to be pasta. Pasta in Italy is a long tradition!• Pasta certainly existed in places other than Italy, however. The Chinese had been making it since at least 3000 B.C. And Greece claimed its share of the credit -- according to Greek mythology, the Greek God Vulcan invented a device that created long strings of dough.
History of Pasta• But what is pasta without tomato sauce? Well, the Europeans certainly had a chance to find out. It wasnt until 1519 that the explorer Cortez brought the first tomatoes back to Europe from the New World. And when tomatoes were first introduced, they were grown exclusively as a decorative plant. The tomato is a member of the nightshade family, and it
History of Pasta• was assumed that it was poisonous as well. (Actually, the leaves and stems are toxic.) Eventually, it was discovered that tomatoes could be used as a food source, but it wasnt until the 18th century that it became a popular food item.• Thomas Jefferson can be credited with bringing pasta to the United States. When he served as Ambassador to France, he
History of Pasta• got a taste of this tasty dish, and he liked it so much that he ordered a pasta-making machine sent back to the U.S., the first "macaroni maker" in America.• The first American commercial outfit for the production of pasta was run by Antoine Zerega, who opened his factory in Brooklyn in 1848. He dried his product on his roof in the sunshine, and powered his
• machinery by one horse, which he kept in the basement.• Ah, meatballs! Meatballs are a fairly new addition to spaghetti. Meat was relatively scarce in the old world and eaten only occasionally, but when immigrants came to America, they found that they could afford to add it to their pasta dishes on a regular basis.