Jonathon G-L.

Italy's Flag

Has three stripes in a row green, white, and red. Was inspired by the French flag.

Italy's Population

Italy has a population of 61,482,297 people.

Italy's Houses

This house from Italy is fancy and probably expensive. It looks better than most houses in America.

Italy's Climate

The climate varies considerably from the north to the south of Italy.
In the north of the country the climate is harsh, with very cold winters and very hot, particularly humid summers. In central Italy the climate is milder, with a smaller difference in temperature between summer and winter and a shorter and less intense cold. In southern Italy and the islands winters are never particularly harsh, and spring and autumn temperatures are similar to those reached in the summer in other areas of Italy.

Italy's Products

Italy is a large producer of wine and cheese. Wheat, potatoes, corn, rice, fruits, and olive oil are other important crops in Italy.

Italy's Religion

Eighty percent of Italians are Christian and the majority are Roman Catholic.

Italy's Languages

Italians speak Italian mostly but some speak English, French, German, and Slovene as a second language.

Italy's Art

The Romans were important in the development of Western architecture. They used techniques such as the arch, dome, and vault to build better buildings. The country was also the birthplace of artistic movements such as the Renaissance. Giotto, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, Titian, Bernini, Caravaggio, and Modigliani were all famous artists from Italy.

Italy's Government

Italy's president is head of state and is chosen to serve a seven-year term by an electoral college consisting of representatives from different regions. The prime minister is head of government. Italy is a constitutional republic government. Most of Italy's governments last less than two years.