USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ITALY


Italy Crossroads of Artistic Innovative and Ancient Wonders

Where to start from when talking of Italy? A modern and cosmopolitan country with an excellent standard of living, superior health and education provision, endless opportunities in beautiful landscape, a vibrant cultural country, rich in culture, beauty and history contrasting landscapes of bustling cities and romantic countryside, these and many more are the reasons for millions of visitors every years decide to visit our country.

Italy is recognized for its international brand in strategic sectors such as fashion, automotive, marine, design, mechanics. The Italian style, innovation, creativity and love for the tradition are all key success factors of the “Made-in-Italy” brand in the competitive world market. Moreover, Italy has the largest number of World Heritage (UNESCO) sites in Europe, with 47 locations listed as places of outstanding cultural and historical significance.

This and much more is the reward for the traveller undertaking a trip to Italy, come and experience the extraordinary warmth and hospitality of the Italian people. Through the eyes, help and assistance of Welcome Italy, your Italian experience will be enhanced.


Continent

Region

Size

Geography

Language

Religion

Monetary Unit

 Natural Resources

Agriculture

Industry

Neighbouring Countries

Population

Population Growth Rate

Average Life Expectancy

Capital City

Highest Mountain

Longest River

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Europe

Western Europe

301,340km²

mostly rugged, mountainous, coastal plains

Italian, some German and French

Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%

Euro

coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar, feldspar, pyrite

fruits, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives; beef, dairy products; fish

tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear

France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Vatican City, San Marino

 61,680,122 (2014 estimate)

0.3%

82.03

Rome (3,357,000)

Mont Blanc de Courmayeur (4,478m)

Po (652 km)

Mediterranean cool winters 3°C to 14°C, warm summers 15°C to 29°C, winters and summers are cooler in mountain regions

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