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Italy in Brief
"What is Italy?
Italy is just a piece of the Earth, just open your eyes and admire!"
Republic of Italy
Repubblica Italiana (in Italian)
Italy itself is surrounded on three sides by sea. France lies on its northwestern border, Switzerland and Austria to the north and Slovenia to the northeast. There also another two big Island Sardegna and Sicily.
60,782,668 (2013 estimate)
The flag of Italy (bandiera d'Italia) is a tricolor featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white, and red, with the green at the hoist side. Its current form has been in use since 19 June 1946 and was formally adopted on 1 January 1948.
Roma (or Rome) (41°89′N·12°48′E)
Type of Government:
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Drives on the
There are four season in Italy and variety of climate temperature. Surrounded from almost all parts of the sea formed one rather humidity climate during all the year. In the summer it could be very hot but often it is raining and become more humidity especially the North part of the country. In the spring and autumn could be rather warm but also cold and foggy. In the winter could happen to snow a lot (especially higher parts of the mountain) but also could be rather dry.
The climate has changed a lot last years in Italy and better to check the weather before go to make a trip.
Advice: In any case always bring with you suitable jacket for rain in all the seasons.
Regions of Italy:
Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Molise, Piemonte, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, Trentino Alto Adige, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Veneto (names are written in Italian)
Most Famous Italian Art cities:
Italian National Parks:
|Abruzzo, Lazio, Molise||49 680 ha|
|Alta Murgia||68 077 ha|
|Appenino Lucano - Val d'Agri - Lagonegrese||68 996 ha|
|Appenino Tosco-Emiliano||26 149 ha|
|Arcipelago di La Maddalena||15 046 ha|
|Arcipelago Toscano||56 776 ha|
|Asinara||5 200 ha|
|Aspromonte||76 000 ha|
|Cilento and Vallo di Diano||181 048 ha|
|Cinque Terre||3 860 ha|
|Circeo||8 484 ha|
|Dolomiti Bellunesi||31 034 ha|
|Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna||36 426 ha|
|Gargano||121 118 ha|
|Golfo di Orsei and del Gennargentu||73 935 ha|
|Gran Paradiso||71 043 ha|
|Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga||148 935 ha|
|Majella||74 095 ha|
|Monti Sibillini||71 437 ha|
|Pollino||192 565 ha|
|Sila||73 695 ha|
|Stelvio||130 728 ha|
|Val Grande||15 000 ha|
|Vesuvio||8 482 ha|
Best Italian Ski Resorts:
|Ski Resort||Resort Hight (m)||map|
|La Thuile||1 450||map|
|Madonna di Campiglio||map|
|Passo del Tonale||1 884||map|
|St Cristina||1 446||map|
Best Italian Beaches:
- When you visit big cities better go there with a public transport if possible, leave your car in the hotel or surroundings.
- If it is possible book your ticket online for places you wish to visit before.
- Take care of your bag no more than in every other place on the world, everywhere it is full with many people!
- Dot worry so much about young men who tells you "Bella!" (Beautiful) or "Bellissima!" (Incredibly Beautiful), they just trying.
- Do not forget to enjoy the Typical Italian Food! You will be nicely surprised to discover that it is really very delicious. And any sandwiches, please!