Italy Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: When eating with guests, Italians do not usually hurry; a meal may last one to four hours. Compliments on the... More
  • Family: Strong, traditional ties bind the Italian family together. Family association is of great importance. A faster pace of life is... More
  • Fashion: Italy is a major center of the European fashion industry and Italians believe it is important to dress well at... More
  • Visiting: Italians enjoy visiting friends, family and neighbors, especially on holidays and on Sundays. Guests invited to dinner often take a... More

Italy Facts

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Capital Rome
Government Type republic
Currency euros (EUR)
Population 61,482,297
Total Area 116,347 Square Miles
301,340 Square Kilometers
Location Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
Language Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

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