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Italy / Italian Republic

Italia / Repubblica Italiana (Italian)

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  • Country in south-central Europe, consisting of Italian Peninsula (Italic Peninsula / Apennine Peninsula) and several islands, it has two enclaves: Campione (in Switzerland) and Lampedusa (a maritime exclave in Tunisian waters); one of the EEC (now EU) founding countries (1 January 1958)
  • Capital: Rome
  • Largest cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Bari
  • Population: 60,317,116; density: 201.3/km²
  • Borders: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Vatican City, San Marino
  • Seas: Mediterranean Sea: Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Sea of Sardinia
  • Area: 301,340 km² (water 2,4%)
  • Highest point: Mont Blanc (4,810 m)
  • Lowest point: Jolanda di Savoia (-3.44 m)
  • Longest river: Po (652 km)
  • Largest lake: Garda (370 km²)
  • Climate: various: the inland northern areas – a relatively cool, mid-latitude version of the humid subtropical climate; the coastal areas of Liguria and the peninsula south of Florence – the Mediterranean climate
  • Official language: Italian
  • Religion: 83.3% Christianity, 12.4% no religion, 3.7% Islam, 0.6% others
  • Government: unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
  • National day: Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica) – 2 June (1946)
  • Currency: ​Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (CET), summer (DST): UTC+2 (CEST)
  • Calling code: +39
  • ISO 3166 code: IT
  • Internet TLD: .it, .eu
  • Driving side: right
  • Electricity: 230V supply voltage and 50Hz, plug types: C, F and L

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Italy destinations on 40thousandkm.com


REGIONS / regioni (20)


NORTH-WEST (NORD-OVEST) – major city: Milan


Aosta Valley – capital: Aosta

Mont Blanc


Liguria – capital: Genoa


Lombardy – capital: Milan


Piedmont – capital: Turin


NORTH-EAST (NORD-EST) – major city: Bologna


Emilia-Romagna – capital: Bologna


Friuli-Venezia Giulia – capital: Trieste


Trentino-South Tyrol – capital: Trento


Veneto – capital: Venice

Verona


CENTRE (CENTRO) – major city: Rome


Lazio – capital: Rome


Marche – capital: Ancona


Tuscany – capital: Florence


Umbria – capital: Perugia


SOUTH (SUD) – major city: Naples


Abruzzo – capital: L’Aquila


Apulia – capital: Bari


Basilicata – capital: Potenza


Calabria – capital: Catanzaro


Campania – capital: Naples

Ercolano / Herculaneum | Naples | Pompeii | Torre Annunziata  | Trecase | Vesuvius


Molise – capital: Campobasso


ISLANDS (ISOLE/ INSULARE) – major city: Palermo


Sardinia – capital: Cagliari


Sicily – capital: Palermo


PLACES (A-Z)


Ercolano / Herculaneum

Mont Blanc

Naples

Pompeii

Torre Annunziata

Trecase

Verona

Vesuvius


CUISINE


Neapolitan cuisine

Pizza Napoletana


A VIEW FROM THE TOP (aerial photography)


Italy

Naples & Mount Vesuvius

A view from the top: Katowice-Naples

Mont Blanc


Italy: filming locations on 40thousandkm movies