Italy

By: Kelsey Kampa

Stuff About Italy

Hi. I really don't know much about Italy except that they have AMAZING pasta. I also know that..oh crud! I forgot what that awesome sculpture building thing is down there! Oh well I will try to find things out..I hope you enjoy my "thorough" information about Italy.
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Italy's National Anthem

I hope you like Italy's national anthem, except for it says we are ready to die a few times..
Italy National anthem Italian & English lyrics

Where is Italy located?

Italy is located in the southern part of Europe. Here is a picture of where it is located. If you were to look at a world map, you would be able to spot it because it looks the a high-heeled boot kicking a ball.
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The Capital of Italy

The capital of Italy is Rome. Rome is located in the middle West of Italy. You can see it on the map above.

Italy's Terrain

Italy's terrain is mostly rugged and has mountains. It has some plains, and coastal lowlands.

Italy's Climate

The Northern part of Italy is kind of like Minnesota: hot summers and cold winters. During the daytime, the temperature rarely drops below freezing. Southern Italy has mild winters, and long, hot, dry summers. The mountains have long, cold winters and short, cool summers.

The Population

In 2011, Italy had 60.77 million people.
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Italy's Ethnic Group

Duh! It's Italian. Well mostly Italian...there are small clusters of German, French, and Slovene Italians. There are also Albanian Italians and Greek Italians in southern Italy.

Italy's Languages

Italian is the official language of Italy. More languages that are spoken include Albanian, Bavarian, Catalan, Cimbrian, Corsican, Croatian, Emiliano- Romagnolo, Franco- Provencal, French, Friulian, German, Greek, Italkian, Ladin, Ligurian, Lombard, Mocheno, Napoletano- Calabrese, Piemontese, Provencal, Romani, Sardinian, Sicilian, Slovenian, Venetian, and Walser. That is a bunch of weird words but..I took time to type them all so please don't freak out.


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Major Industries in Italy

The good industries of Italy are tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, and ceramics. If I got to go to Italy, I would look at their clothing, footwear, tourism, and food! :)

Italy's Agriculture

In 2001, about 5% (1.4 million people) were in the agricultural sector. The sector has not shown any growth in the recent decades. The land in Italy is suitable for growing fruits and vegetables. There, you can also grow sugar beets, tomatoes, and other vegetable crops. Italy also produces cereal. Italy also has grape crops to make wine, and wheat to make their noodles.

Italy Currency

The currency in Italy is the Euro. One euro is equal to one dollar and twenty eight cents in the United States.
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Major Religions

One fifth of the population of Italy are either Atheists or Agnostics. 40% of the people are Catholics, and about 700,000 people are Muslims. About 500,000 people are Jehovah's Witnesses and Protestants.

Two Historical Facts about Italy

  • Italy is slightly larger than Arizona, and it is boot shaped peninsula.
  • Italy is bounded by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.
***Bounded means surrounded by and brought together by***

Type of Government

Italy was a monarchy, but it changed. Voters elected 556 members to the Constituent Assembly to write a constitution. The constitution ended up establishing a government, which was made up of a President, the Council of Ministers which is headed by a Prime Minister, and a Parliament with a Senate and a Chamber of Deputies.
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Italy's Famous Actors/ Actresses

Here are the top 10 actors and actresses: Stefano Accorsi, Claudia Amendola, Pier Angeli, Laura Antonelli, Omero Antonutti, Asia Argento, Adriana Asti, Monica Belluci, Roberto Benigi, and Fabrizio Bentivoglio.

Italy's Famous Singers

The Top 10 Singers of Italy right now are:

Lucio Dalla, Adriano Celentano, Umberto Tozzi, Emilio Pericoli, Jula de Palma, Gigliola Cinquetti, Claudio Villa, Claudio Baglioni, Vasco Rossi, and Giuseppe Verdi.

Italy's Famous Athletes

Two of Italy's famous athletes are Federica Pellegrini, and Niccolo Campriani. These athletes competed in the 2012 Olympics in London. Federica was in the Women's 200m Freestyle Swimming, and Niccolo was in the Men's 50m Rifle.

Italy's President

The president of Giorgio Napolitano. He is an Italian politician who has been the eleventh president of Italy since 2006. He will probably be elected for a second term.
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Italy's Flag

The flag colors are red on the left, white in the middle, and green on the right side, making it a tricolor flag. The red and white parts were borrowed from the colors of the Milanese flag, and the green color represents the Civic Guards of Milan. The green is said to represent hope and joy, the white symbolizes peace and honesty, and the red is said to symbolize the violent struggle to become a unified and independent nation.
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Italy's Famous Artists

Here are some of Italy's famous artists: Massacio, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Titian, Tintoretto, Bellini, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Ghiberti, Giotto, and Raphael.

*Some names are last names*


The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
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A Few Cities

Some popular cities in Italy are:


  • Milan
  • Syracuse
  • Venice


Five Things to See in Milan

Here are Five Things tourists might want to see in Milan:


  • Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
  • Cathedral (Duomo)
  • L`Ultima Cena
  • Monumental Cemetary
  • Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro
*These attractions are rated in the top 5 tourist attractions in Milan*


Five Things to See in Syracuse

Here are Five Things tourists might want to see in Syracuse:


  • Cathedral of Syracuse
  • Ortygia (Category Island)
  • Duomo di Siracusa
  • Riserva Naturale Cavagrande del Cassible
  • Puppet Theatre


Five Things to See in Venice

Here are Five Things tourists might want to see in Venice:

  • Piazza San Marco
  • Grand Canal
  • Doge's Palace, Venice
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Bridge of Sighs


So...

I hope you enjoyed this awesome flyer about Italy!! I really want to go here someday, and I hope that after reading this, you do too. Thanks for looking at this! I am sure it's not that cool, but I still hope you liked it..at least a little. (: