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CIAO!!! Italy Click here to start!!

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Contents Country actuality document Historical parts of Italy Geographical parts of Italy Economy National images Language Tourism in Italy Food Religion Grazie

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Country reality record Population: 58,147,733 (July 2007 est.) Size of Country: 301,230 sq km (marginally bigger than Arizona) Capital City: Rome Time Zone: GMT+1 Location: Southern Europe, a landmass reaching out into the focal Mediterranean Sea, upper east of Tunisia Currency: Euro Language: Italian System of Government: Republic, drove by President Giorgio Napolitano Telephone Country Code: 39 National Holidays: Republic Day, June 2 Religion: Roman Catholic (90%) Life Expectancy at Birth: 80 years

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Rome (Roma in Italian) is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio district and it has nation\'s biggest populace with more than 2.7 million inhabitants. It is situated in the focal western part of the Italian promontory, where the stream Aniene joins the Tiber. The Mayor of Rome is Walter Veltroni. An enclave of Rome is the State of the Vatican City, the sovereign region of the Holy See. It is the littlest country on the planet, and the capital of the main religion to have representation in the United Nations (as a non-part onlooker state).

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Giorgio Napolitano The President of the Italian Republic is Giorgio Napolitano. As the head of State of Italy, he is planned to speak to national solidarity instead of a specific political propensity. His term of office goes on for a long time. He was chosen the President of the Republic on May 10, 2006 at the fourth poll and he turned into the eleventh President on the 15 th of May, 2006. The President dwells in Rome at the Quirinal Palace, furthermore has at his or her transfer the presidential property of Castelporziano, close Rome, and Villa Rosebery, in Naples.

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Historical Aspects The Italian Unification The Revolutions of Italy

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The Italian Unification Italian unification (brought in Italian the Risorgimento , or "Resurgence") was the political and social process that bound together diverse conditions of the Italian landmass into the single country of Italy. It is hard to bind definite dates for the starting and end of Italian reunification. Nonetheless, most researchers concur that it started with the end of Napoleonic principle and the Congress of Vienna in 1815, and around finished with the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, however the last "città irredente" did not join the Kingdom of Italy until the Italian triumph in World War I.

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The Revolutions of Italy From 1848 to 1852, Europe was shook by a progression of Revolutions which all at last fizzled by 1852 with the reclamation of either fascism or the restoration of traditionalist rule.  The upheavals began in a piece of Italy in 1848, yet the genuine flash was in France in 1848.  From there, as news spread, insurgencies softened out up different parts of Italy, Prussia, Austria and the German Confederation. The Italian conditions of Europe additionally had a transformation which made Pope Pius IX escape Italy. This gave a pioneer of unification, Gieuseppe Mazzini the opportunity to bind together Italy. This plot of Mazzini was a disappointment as a result of the Italians overpowering defense of their autonomy.

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Geographical parts of Italy possesses a long, boot-molded promontory, encompassed on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the east by the Adriatic Sea. It is limited by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia toward the north. The Apennine Mountains frame the promontory\'s spine and the Alps shape its northern limit. The biggest of its northern lakes is Garda (143 sq mi; 370 km²) and the stream Po, its central waterway, streams from the Alps on Italy\'s western outskirt and crosses the Padan plain to the Adriatic Sea.

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Several islands shape some portion of Italy; the biggest are Sicily (9,926 sq mi; 25,708 km²) and Sardinia (9,301 sq mi; 24,090 km²). There are a few dynamic volcanoes in Italy: Etna, the biggest dynamic fountain of liquid magma in Europe; Vulcano; Stromboli; and Vesuvius, the main dynamic well of lava on the terrain of Europe.

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Economy The Euro is presently the official cash of 12 EU part states (counting Italy). The main Euro coins and notes were presented in January 2002; the Italian Lira was still available for use until 28 February 2002, when it was totally supplanted by the Euro. Euro (€) = 100 pennies. Notes are in divisions of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in sections of €2, 1 and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pennies.

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National Symbols The Italian Flag: The banner of Italy was authoritatively adopted on January 21, 1919. The present day Italian banner, the acclaimed tricolor , is gotten from a unique configuration by Napoleon. It comprises of three vertical groups of equivalent width, showing the national shades of Italy: green, white and red. Green was said to be Napoleon\'s most loved shading. The Coat of Arms: Italy\'s image has been the image of the Italian Republic since 5 May 1948. The token includes a white five-pointed star, with a red outskirt, superimposed on a five-spoked cogwheel which remains between an olive branch on its left and a branch of oak to its right side; the branches thus are bound by a red lace bearing the legend "REPVBBLICA ITALIANA" (Italian Republic)

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The National Anthem: "Il Canto degli Italiani" ( The Song of the Italians ), was composed in 1847, with verses by Goffredo Mameli. Along these lines, the tune is frequently known as L\'Inno di Mameli ( Mameli\'s Hymn ). At the point when Italy joined as a country in 1861, the melody was then known as the "March of the House of Savoy" and it turned into the official Anthem in 1947, one year after Italy was declared a Republic. To listen to and see the verses of the National Anthem, click on the black box. (click on it again to pause the video)

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Language The official dialect of Italy is Standard Italian , a relative of the Tuscan vernacular and an immediate relative of Latin (Some 75 percent of Italian words are of Latin root). Numbers 1 – 10 in Italian : Uno 1 Cinque 5 Nove 9 Due 2 Sei 6 Dieci 10 Tre 3 Sette 7 Quattro 4 Otto 8 Click here to go to you tube to listen to Italian numbers!

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Tourism in Italy has a portion of the world\'s most antiquated visitor resorts, going back to the season of the Roman Republic, when goals, for example, Pompeii, Naples Ischia, Capri and particularly Baiae were prevalent with the rich of Roman culture. Rome, Venice, and Florence are the main three goals for tourism in Italy. Other real traveler areas incorporate Turin, Milan, Naples, Padua, Bologna, Perugia, Genoa, Sicily, Sardinia, and Cinque Terre. Numerous northern urban areas can utilize the Alps as a fascination for winter sports, while beach front southern urban areas have the Mediterranean Sea to draw sightseers searching for sun.

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Attractions in Italy Monuments and historic points Museums Other attractions

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Monuments and Landmarks Colosseum The Leaning Tower of Pisa Castel Sant\' Angelo Piazza del Popolo Santa Maria Maggiore

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Colosseum The Colosseum is a curved amphitheater in the focal point of the city of Rome, Italy, the biggest ever worked in the Roman Empire. It is one of the best works of Roman design and building. Initially fit for seating around 50,000 observers, the Colosseum was utilized for gladiatorial challenges and open exhibitions. It stayed being used for about 500 years with the last recorded recreations being held there as late as the sixth century. And in addition the customary gladiatorial diversions, numerous other open scenes were held there Although it is currently in a destroyed condition because of harm brought about by seismic tremors and stone-thieves, the Colosseum has for quite some time been seen as a notable image of Imperial Rome. Today, it is one of cutting edge Rome\'s most prevalent vacation spots and still has close associations with the Roman Catholic Church, as every Good Friday the Pope drives a torchlight "Way of the Cross" parade to the amphitheater. The Colosseum is likewise portrayed on the Italian rendition of the five-penny coin. Click here to see a superb photo of the Colosseum!

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C The glorious Colosseum

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the detached chime tower, of the church building of the Italian city of Pisa. It is arranged behind the Cathedral and it is the third structure by time in Pisa\'s Piazza del Duomo ( Cathedral Square ). Albeit proposed to stand vertically, the tower started inclining toward the southeast not long after the onset of development in 1173 because of an ineffectively established framework and free substrate that has permitted the establishment to move bearing. The tallness of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) starting from the earliest stage the least side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the most noteworthy side. Its weight is evaluated at 14,500 tons. The tower has 294 stages. The tower inclines at an edge of 3.97 degrees.

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Castel Sant\' Angelo The Mausoleum of Hadrian , normally known as the Castel Sant\'Angelo , is a towering round and hollow working in Rome, at first charged by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a catacomb for himself and his family. The building, situated in the rione of Borgo, put in over a thousand years as a fortification and mansion, and is presently a gallery. A perspective of Rome from the highest point of the stronghold Castel Sant\'Angelo. Click here to see an alarming picture of Castel Sant\'Angelo

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C Castel Sant\'Angelo from the extension. The heavenly attendant statue on the top delineates the holy messenger from whom the building determines its name.

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Piazza del Popolo The Piazza del Popolo is a square in Rome, Italy. The name in cutting edge Italian actually implies "piazza of the people", yet historicall

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