Italy

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Italy

Italy

Culture*Italian culture focuses on arts, family, architecture, music and food.*Bordering countries of France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the north have influenced Italian culture, as well as the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Sicily and Sardinia.

Population Most of Italy's population is Italian. Other nationalities include North African Arab, Italo-Albanian, Albanian, German, Austrian and some other European groups fill out the remainder of the population.

Climate *In the north of the country - the area between the Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines - the climate is harsh, with very cold winters and very hot and humid summers. *In central Italy the climate is milder, with a smaller difference in temperature between summer and winter and a shorter and less intense cold season than in the north; summers are longer, but the sultriness of the northern cities is mitigated by the sea. *In southern Italy and the islands winters are never particularly harsh, and spring and autumn temperatures are similar to those reached in the summer in other areas of Italy.

History*Peninsula of Italy began about 43,000 years ago.*Italy was overthrown by the Romans in the 3rd Century B.C.*The history of Italy is largely the history of Rome.*Italy became the cultural center of the Western World from the 13th - 16th century.

Colosseum in Rome

Venice

Siciliy

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St. Peter's Basilica of Rome


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