Italy

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History & Features

Italy is a founder of the European Union and joined in 1958. Italy is in southern Europe and extends into the Mediterranean sea. Italy is a peninsula and is shaped like a boot kicking Sicily.

Italian Flag's History

This is the italian flag that is tricolor: green, white, and red. Green represents hope, white represent faith, and red represents charity. The Italian flag is very similar to the mexican flag but the italian flag is more paler and the rectangle is longer. The Italian flag is in fact based off of the French flag just the Italians changed a color. Flag day is celebrated on July 7 each year.

Tourism

Four major cities in Italy are Venice, Florence, Milan, and Naples. The capital of Italy is Rome. A tourist recommendation is Venice because it is beautiful and it's called the city on water because you can rent a canal and stream down and see the beautiful buildings, mountain range, and the water all around Italy ( because it's a peninsula).

Government

Italy is a democracy, their president is 75 year old man: Sergio Mattarella who lives in Rome. Italy uses Euros today, but before they used Liras from 1861-2002.

Fun Facts!

Italy is the 5th most visited place out of the world!

Europe's only active volcanoes are in Italy - 3 volcanoes

The typewriter and thermometer are italian inventions

Citations

Communication department of the European Commission. “The History of the European Union.” European Union. Communication department of the European Commission, 15 Oct. 2015. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. <http://europa.eu/about-eu/eu-history/1945-1959/index_en.htm>.

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Interesting Facts for kids. Kids World Travel Guide. N.p., 2015. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. <http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/italy-facts.html>.

“Italian Flag.” Maps of the World. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. <http://www.mapsofworld.com/flags/italy-flag.html>.

Oanda. “Italian Lira.” oanda. N.p., 1996. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. <http://www.oanda.com/currency/iso-currency-codes/ITL>.

Robin. “50 Italy Fun Facts.” My Melange. N.p., 2015. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. <http://mymelange.net/mymelange/2010/06/50-italy-fun-facts.html>.

Touropia. “10 Places to Visit in Italy.” Touropia. N.p., 10 Nov. 2015. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. <http://www.touropia.com/best-places-to-visit-in-italy/>.