Information About Italy
Italy, with an area of approximately 301,000 square meters, is a medium-sized country. As one of the founding and leading members of the European Union and NATO, Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. We’ve gathered the information you need to know about Italy for you.
Here’s what you don’t know about Italy, the dreamland that is overrun with tourists every year;
25 Interesting Facts About Dreamland Italy
1. The name Italy comes from the bull, which was also the symbol of southern Italian tribes. Italy means “land of calves“.
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2. The area is 301.4746 km2, including Sicily and Sardinia. Besides, everyone knows it looks like a women’s boot on the map, right?
3. It is one of the countries with the most populous cities in Europe. It is also one of the most populous countries in Europe.
4. Italy is the eighth largest economy in the world.
5. Italy is the first in the UNESCO World Heritage Area with 50 cultural heritage sites.
6. A fifth of the country is made up of mountains and hills.
7. The use of forks first started in Europe in Italy because they love pasta. In the past, however, the forks only had 2 tines.
8. The Italian flag is inspired by the French flag after Napoleon’s invasion of the country in 1797.
9. Italy is considered the country that taught Europe to eat. Although the origins are not here, thanks to Italy, the world has recognized ice cream, coffee, and fruit cakes.
10. The first Italian cookbook was written by Sicci in 1473.
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11. The largest wine producer in the world is Italy.
12. Only 20% of the Italian population is over 65 years of age.
13. An Italian consumes an average of 25 kilos of pasta per year.
14. The Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese we all know comes from the Italian city of Perma. In addition, there are many types of cheese, such as Gorgonzola, Provolon, and Ricotta, that originated in Italy.
15. We don’t know when pizza was invented, but we do know that Italy works wonders for pizza.
16. Due to a mistake in Italy in 2008, wine was poured from the taps of dozens of houses during the Grape Festival. It is one of the most interesting festivals in the world.
17. There are more than three thousand museums in Italy. Therefore, the number of tourists going to Italy is very high.
18. There are many places to visit and see in Italy. If you are wondering which places to visit when going to Italy, you can get detailed information about “Places to visit in Italy” by clicking on the suggested content at the end of the content.
19. Average per capita income in Northern Italy is about twice that of Southern Italy.
20. Everyday 3000 euros worth of money is thrown into the Trevi Fountain (Fountain of Love) in Rome. Big nonsense don’t you think?
21. There are 2 independent countries in Italy, San Marino and the Vatican.
22. The author of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi, is from Italy. Pinocchio means pine nut. We have no idea why he gave it such a name.
23. More earthquakes occur in Italy than in other European countries.
24. The country with the most volcanoes in Europe is Italy. The reason for this is that the Italian peninsula lies on fault lines. In the last century, 3 large volcanoes (volcanoes) Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius erupted.
25. In Italy it is impossible to see cats on the street. In the past, they misled first-time visitors by saying that “the Chinese ate the cats”.