Italy

Key Country Facts

Population: 62 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Italy it is home to the smallest country in the world, Vatican City, which is located inside of Rome!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Florence, Milan, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala, Duomo

Other Information:

Major exports: engineering products, textiles and clothing, production machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, chemicals, food and beverages

The capital of Italy is Rome. There are approximately 62,007,540 people living here (2016). The official language is Italian, but German, French, and Slovene are also spoken in certain areas. The majority of Italians practice Roman Catholicism. The time zone is 5 hours ahead of EST.

When visiting, tourists should visit Florence, the birth of the Italian renaissance, world renowned for its architecture and art. Travelers must visit the Uffizi museum, famous for its renaissance sculpture and paintings. Make sure to go the first Sunday of the month as all state museums are free and open to the public!

Tourists would also enjoy the vibrant city of Milan, one of the most fashionable cities in the world. Make sure to visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. After that take a visit to the famous opera house, La Scala, or tour Duomo, one of the grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world.

One fun fact about Italy it is home to the smallest country in the world, Vatican City, which is located inside of Rome!

Jim's Mile Marker

UN Recognized Countries

193

Countries Visited

173

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