Italy Una cena senza vino e come un giorno senza sole – A meal without wine is a day without sunshine.

Italy

Italy is located in Southern Europe. Italy is shaped like a boot, also called the boot. Italy is also located near the ocean with a large oceanic history. Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

The Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum was made in 70 AD. The Roman Colosseum held many different celebrations from sporting events to bloodshed. Although two-thirds of the Colosseum's materials are gone due to needing materials to build other structures. The amphitheater is the only thing that remains. Nearly 3.7 million people visit the Colosseum each year.

The Statue of David

The Statue of David was created in 1501-1504 made of Marble, created by Michelangelo. David stands 5.7 meters tall and is in Florence, Italy.

Italian Food

You can't talk about Italy and not talk about Italian Food. Everyone loves Italian food. Pizza, pasta, wine, cheesecake and ice cream.

PIZZA

Italians founded and perfected the art of Pizza. Pizza was founded on 11 June 1889, to honour the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito created the "Pizza Margherita", a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, to represent the national colours of Italy as on the Italian flag.

PASTA

Italians are most known for their amazing pasta. Italy is known for many different types of pasta such as Spagetti and Meatballs, Fusilli Bucati,Bucatini all'Amatriciana, bucatini coi funghi, bucatini alla Sorrentina.

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle.

Venice (Canal Capital of the World), the capital of northern Italy’s Southern region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

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