Italy

By: Evan Spirt

Italy Flag

The Italian flag was adopted on June 19 1946. The flag was based on the French flag that they saw when they got invaded.

Interesting Facts


  • Italy won the World Cup in 2006 for the fourth time.
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Gailleo Galilei, and Marco Polo were all from Italy.
  • Italy's main holidays are Christmas, Epiphany, and Farragosto.

European Union

Italy was a founder of the European Union so it joined in 1957 on March 25. The other countries that were founders were France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Economy

Italy along with most of Europe uses Euros as their currency. Before they used that, they used the Italian lira, IFL. Their government is a republic, their president is Sergio Mattarella and their prime minister is Matteo Renzi.

Tourism

Some main cities are Venice, Milan, Naples, Florence and Rome, Italy's capital. Some places that attract tourists are Leaning tower of Pisa, Venice canals, Roman Coliseum and the Vatican. Also Italy is famous for their Italian food including pasta, pizza, olives, bread, and wine.

Geography

Italy is a peninsula touching the Mediterranean Sea in southwest Europe. It is north of Tunisia, south of Germany, east of Spain, and west of Croatia. Italy was never part of another country. A geographical feature in Italy is the Alps. Italy also has 6 active volcanoes, Campi Flegrei, Ischia, Larderello, Pantelleria, Vulcano, and Vulsini.