New Europe with Stronger Ties

Italy

School website: www.icsangiorgio.gov.it
Project website: http://mrgrasso.wix.com/comenius-nest

    BASIC FACTS ABOUT ITALY

  • OFFICIAL NAME: The Republic of Italy (Repubblica Italiana)
  • EU ADMISSION DATE: 1957
  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Southern Europe
  • NEIGHBOURS: Austria, France, The Vatican, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland (Seas: Ionian, Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, Mediterranean)
  • AREA: 301,230 km2
  • POPULATION: ca.58 million
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION: 15 regions (regioni) and autonomic regions (regioni autonome)
  • CAPITAL: Rome
  • CHIEF CITIES: Milan (Milano), Turin (Torino), Naples (Napoli), Verona, Venice (Venezia), Florence (Firenze), Bologna, Palermo, Genoa, Catania
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Italian
  • THE HIGHEST PEAK: Monte Bianco de Courmayer (4,748 m)
  • LONGEST RIVERS: Po, Tiber
  • CURRENCY: euro
  • MAIN RELIGION: Catholic
  • FAMOUS PEOPLE: Paolo Rossi, Dino Zoff, Silvio Berlusconi, Alessandro del Piero, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Galileo Galilei, Guglielmo Marconi, Giovanni Caboto, Krzysztof Kolumb, Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Umberto Eco, Niccolo Machiavelli, Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Monica Bellucci, Roberto Beningni, Sophia Loren, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Rafael Santi, Donato Bramante, Bernardo Morando, Luciano Pavarotti, Roberto Baggio, Reinhold Messner, Georgio Armani, Saint Francis of Assisi