ITALY Travel Guide

ITALY Travel Guide

Italy is a country in southern Europe and along with Greece it is acknowledged as the birthplace of western culture. The country is nicknamed as Bel Paese means beautiful because of its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars, beautiful coast and mountain ranges

Places to visit:

  • COLOSSEUM : It is the best tourist spot where Amphitheatre is the largest of its kind ever built by roman empire and also serves as model for sports facilities and reminder of ancient times and history
  • GRAN PARADISO NATIONAL PARK : Gran Para disco national park is located in Graian alps with gorgeous mountain views and incredible hiking and it was established for wildlife like ibex,badgers,wolves and 100 bird species
  • PALAZZO DUCALE : Palazzo Ducale palace is a renaissance building located in the city of Urbina which was built in 15th century and also serves as home to national gallery of Marche which displays an collection of renaissance paintings
  • TREVI FOUNTAIN : Trevi fountain was constructed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi which depicts the god Neptune surrounded by underwater creatures and this place is known to throw coin to secure a return to Rome
  • BASILICA OF SAN VITALE : City of Ravenna in northern Italy was the capital of western roman empire and know best known as Basilica of San Vitale and the mosaics in the building depicts stories from bible and cacophony of colour make these Ravenna mosaics a popular spot for religion, architecture and art enthusiasts in Italy

FEATURES OF ITALY:

  • The word Italy comes from the word Italia which means calf land because bull was a symbol of southern Italian tribes
  • The size of the country is about 116,400 square miles which is larger than Arizona and its official name is Italian republic
  • Italy is considered as the fourth most populated country in Europe because of its high birth rates and low death rates
  • Italy is a Christian country with almost 88 percent of the country belongs to roman catholic church
  • Football is the most popular sport in Italy and also cycling is also extremely popular in the country
  • Rome is the capital of the country which is 3000 years old and it’s been capital since 1871 and home to Dome of St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel
  • The national flag is of tricolour with three vertical stripes in green, white and red where green stands as plane,countryside,white as glacier and red as war of independence
  • Rome has an artificial hill consist of 80 million ancient used olive amphorae and Monte testaccio was in use by romans from 140 to 250 AD
  • Italy shares the northern alpine boundary with France ,Switzerland ,Austria and Slovenia
  • Venice island was built on foundation of tree trunks about 1200 years ago at central Venice
  • The country has a rich and colourful history and it has been home of European cultures and Rome has been the centre of western civilisation

 

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