Facts About Italy

Basic Facts About Italy

  • The capital of Vietnam is Rome
  • The official name is the Repubblica Italiana
  • Mario Draghi is the current Prime Minister of Italy
  • The currency in Italy is the Euro. About €0.88 = 1 USD.
  • Italy is said to have a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The climate also varies greatly from mountainous to coastal regions.
  • Over 80% of Italy’s residents identify as Christian, with the vast majority being Roman Catholic.
  • The primary industries are tourism, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, and clothing & fashion.
  • Countries of the Italian peninsula

Interesting Facts About Italy

  • Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world.
  • Europe has 3 active volcanoes and all 3 are in Italy.
  • Pizza was invented in Napoli (Naples).
  • The Italian wolf is Italy’s national animal.
  • The Bank of San Giorgia in Genoa opened in 1149 and was the first bank in the world.
  • The world’s smallest country is located within the borders of Italy.
  • The national sport of Italy is soccer (futbol).
  • Italy has the oldest population in Europe.
  • Ragu alla Bolognese is the national dish of Italy.
  • There are more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy than in any other country in the world.
  • There are over 2,500 types of Italian cheese.

History & Geography Videos About Italy

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Map of Italy

Color in Italy on this map of Europe!

Italy Flag Activity

Flag of Italy

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HERE is a fun printable Italian flag coloring sheet

Famous Italian Landmarks

Imagine a visit to Rome with kids!

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Featured Important Italian Person: Galileo

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