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About

Area of 301,338km2
With 61 million inhabitants, it
is the4th most populus EU
state

Reffered as the lo Stivale (


boot) because of its peculiar
shape
Predominantely Temperate
climate
TheBel Paese(the Beautiful
Country)
Languages- Italian, English

Together with Greece, it is acknowledged


as the birthplace of Western culture.
It is also home to the greatest number
ofUNESCO World Heritage sitesin the
world.
High art and monuments are to be
found everywhere around the country.

The fifth highest tourism earner- 47.7 million tourists a year (2013)
Thefifth most visited country in the world,
Tourism is one of Italy's fastest growing and most profitable industrial
sectors, with an estimated revenue of 136.1 billion

People mainly visit


Italy for its rich
Art
Cuisine
History
Fashion and culture
its beautiful
coastline and
beaches,
its mountains,
and priceless
ancient monuments.
Italy also contains
more World heritage

Regions

Rome

Milan

Venice

Bologna, Florence, Naples, Genoa, Pisa

Architecture
Italy is known for its considerable architectural achievements,such as
the construction of arches, domes and similar structures during ancient
Rome
the founding of theRenaissance architectural movement in the late14th to 16th centuries, and
being the homeland of Palladianism , a style of construction which
inspired movements such as that ofNeoclassical architecture
Several of the finest works in Western architecture, such as
theColosseum, theMilan Cathedral andFlorence cathedral, theLeaning
Tower of Pisaand the building designs ofVeniceare found in Italy.

Visual art
Italian painting can be
grouped into 4 main
"styles" or periods
Panel painting
during
theRomanesquepe
riod
The Italian
Renaissance
TheHigh
Renaissance
Impressionism

Literature and
theatre
Music
Cinema
Sport
Fashion and
design

Dante

Hotel categories in Italy

7-star hotels:
Gallerialocated
5-star hotels:
4-star hotels:
502,000 beds.
3-star hotels:
beds.
2-star hotels:
1-star hotels:

1 with 25 rooms (theTown House


in Milan).
232 with 20,686 rooms and 43,150 beds.
nearly 3,700 with 247,000 rooms and
14,500 with 483,000 rooms and 940,000
5,000 with 116,000 beds.
2,000 with 157,000 beds.

What to buy

Food
Italian fashion

Art

Furniture

Books

Glassware

Jewellery

DO

Visit the vineyards


Cycling tours
Sailing
Take a Cooking
Class

Festivals
Calcio Storico Sport
-Football, Sport
BizarreSteeped in almost 500 years of tradition
described loosely as a mix between football andrugby.
Carnevale di IvreaBizarre
Carnival, Party.
the ammunition at Italy's Carnevale di Ivrea's orange battle
doesn't get squished before it is hurled in the streets.
It may, however, become smushed after colliding with the
helmets that keep faces from leaking their own natural juices.
Umbria Jazz Festival Music
TheAlgiers Brass Band fromNew Orleansis marching down
Corso Vannucci, the main street ofPerugiainItaly, led by a
grand marshal with purple feathers

Italian Cuisine
Cooking is
considered an art.
Each region has its
own specialities
Risotto- Arborio rice
that has been
sauted and
cooked in a
shallow pan with
stock.
Polenta- Yellow corn
meal that has
been cooked with
stock.
Gelato
This is the Italian

Pizza
The most authentic, original
pizzas is found in Naples often containing quite a few
ingredients (tomato and
oregano, or tomato and
mozzarella)
Cheese and sausages
In Italy you can find nearly 800
kinds of cheese, including the
famous Parmigiano Reggiano,
and over 400 types of
sausages.
Wine
Italian wine is exported all over
the world, and names like
Barolo, Brunello and Chianti
are well-known.
Beer

Streets..

Nature

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