Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a large country in Southern Europe. Together with Greece, it is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture, once the core of the mighty Roman Empire.

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Rome, the 'Eternal City', is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio region.

Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world.

Milan is financially the most important city in Italy, and home to the Borsa Italiana stock exchange.


Central Italy contains several distinctive regions that have played a formidable role not only in Italian history, but in world history, as the centres of the Etruscan and Roman civilizations and of the Holy See of the Catholic Church.

Northwest Italy consists of four of Italy's regions: Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and Valle d'Aosta.


Sicily is a rugged and attractive island on the southern tip of Italy, and is one of the country's 20 regions.

Southern Italy, sometimes known as the Mezzogiorno, is arguably as much a state of mind and a culture as a location, but for the purposes of this guide, it starts south of the boundaries of the Molise and Campania regions.

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, between the Balearic islands and the Italian peninsula and south of Corsica.


  • Location: 
  • Population:  60,300,000
  • Latitude of center:  42° 54' (42.9°) north
  • Longitude of center:  12° 30' (12.5°) east
  • Average elevation:  673 meters (2,208 feet)
  • Capital:  Rome
  • Area:  301,230 km² (116,306 miles²)
  • Languages:  Italian, German, French, Sardinian, Catalan, Corsican, Slovenian
  • Currency:  Euro (EUR)
  • Phone code:  39
  • Internet domain:  .it
  • Neighbors:  Austria, France, Vatican, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland
  • Wikidata:  Italy
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Italy

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Other Names for Italy

  • Afrikaans:  Italië
  • Akan:  Itali
  • Albanian:  Itali, Italia
  • Amharic:  ጣሊያን, ጣልያን
  • Arabic:  إيطاليا, ايطاليا
  • Aragonese:  Italia
  • Armenian:  Իտալիա
  • Arpitan:  Étalie
  • Assamese:  ইটালি
  • Asturian:  Italia
  • Azerbaijani:  İtaliya
  • Bambara:  Itali
  • Basque:  Italia
  • Bavarian:  Italien
  • Belarusian:  Італія
  • Bengali:  ইতালী
  • Bosnian:  Italija
  • Breton:  Italia
  • Bulgarian:  Италия
  • Burmese:  အီတလီ
  • Catalan:  Itàlia
  • Central Khmer:  អ៊ីតាលី
  • Chinese:  意大利
  • Church Slavic:  Италї
  • Chuvash:  Итали
  • Cornish:  Itali
  • Corsican:  Italia
  • Croatian:  Italija
  • Czech:  Itálie
  • Danish:  Italien
  • Dutch:  Italië
  • Dzongkha:  ཨྀཊ་ལི
  • English:  Italian Republic, Republic of Italy
  • Esperanto:  Italio, Italujo
  • Estonian:  Itaalia
  • Ewe:  Italia nutome
  • Faroese:  Italia
  • Finnish:  Italia
  • French:  Italie
  • Friulian:  Italie
  • Fulah:  Itali
  • Galician:  Italia
  • Ganda:  Yitale
  • Georgian:  იტალია
  • German:  Italien
  • Greek:  Ιταλία
  • Gujarati:  ઇટાલી
  • Haitian:  Itali
  • Hausa:  Italiya
  • Hawaiian:  Italia
  • Hebrew:  איטליה
  • Hindi:  इटली
  • Hungarian:  Olaszország
  • Icelandic:  Ítalía
  • Ido:  Italia
  • Iloko:  Italia
  • Indonesian:  Itali, Italia
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association):  Italia
  • Irish:  An Iodáil
  • Italian:  Italia, Repubblica Italiana, il Bel Paese
  • Japanese:  イタリア, イタリア共和国
  • Kalaallisut:  Italia
  • Kannada:  ಇಟಲಿ
  • Kazakh:  Италия
  • Kikuyu:  Italia
  • Korean:  이탈리아
  • Kurdish:  Îtalya, ئیتاڵی
  • Ladino:  Italia
  • Lao:  ອິຕາລີ
  • Latin:  Italia
  • Latvian:  Itālija
  • Ligurian:  Italia
  • Limburgan:  Italië
  • Lingala:  Itali
  • Lithuanian:  Italija
  • Livvi:  Itualii
  • Lojban:  gugdrxitali, italias
  • Lombard:  Itàlia
  • Low German:  Italien
  • Luba-Katanga:  Itali
  • Luxembourgish:  Italien
  • Macedonian:  Италија
  • Malagasy:  Italia
  • Malay (macrolanguage):  Itali
  • Malayalam:  ഇറ്റലി
  • Maltese:  Italja
  • Marathi:  इटली
  • Mongolian:  Итали
  • Narom:  Italie
  • Neapolitan:  Italia
  • Nepali (macrolanguage):  इटाली
  • North Ndebele:  Itali
  • Northern Sami:  Itália
  • Norwegian:  Italia
  • Norwegian Bokmål:  Italia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk:  Italia
  • Occitan (post 1500):  Itàlia
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE):  ܐܝܛܠܝܐ, ܝܜܠܝܐ
  • Oriya (macrolanguage):  ଇଟାଲୀ
  • Ossetian:  Итали
  • Persian:  ایتالیا
  • Piemontese:  Italia
  • Polish:  Włochy
  • Portuguese:  Itália
  • Pushto:  اټاليا, ایټالیه
  • Quechua:  Italya
  • Romagnol:  Itâglia
  • Romanian:  Italia
  • Romansh:  Italia
  • Rundi:  Ubutaliyani
  • Russian:  Италия
  • Sango:  Italùii
  • Sanskrit:  इटली
  • Sardinian:  Itàlia
  • Scottish Gaelic:  An Eadailt
  • Serbian:  Италија
  • Serbo-Croatian:  Italija
  • Sichuan Yi:  ꑴꄊꆺ
  • Sicilian:  Italia
  • Sinhala:  ඉතාලිය
  • Slovak:  Taliansko
  • Slovenian:  Italija
  • Somali:  Talyaani, Talyaaniga
  • Spanish:  Italia, República Italiana
  • Swahili (macrolanguage):  Italia, Uitaliani
  • Swedish:  Italien
  • Tagalog:  Italya
  • Tahitian:  ’Itāria
  • Tajik:  Итолиё
  • Tamil:  இத்தாலி
  • Telugu:  ఇటలి
  • Thai:  ประเทศอิตาลี, อิตาลี
  • Tibetan:  དགྱིའི་དའ་རླིས, ཨི་ཀྲར་ལི་
  • Tigrinya:  ጣሊያን
  • Tok Pisin:  Italia
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands):  ʻĪtali
  • Turkish:  İtalya
  • Ukrainian:  Італія
  • Upper Sorbian:  Italska
  • Urdu:  اٹلی
  • Uzbek:  Италия
  • Venetian:  Itałia
  • Vietnamese:  Italia (Ý), Ý
  • Vlax Romani:  Italiya
  • Volapük:  Litaliyän
  • Waray (Philippines):  Italya
  • Welsh:  Yr Eidal
  • Western Frisian:  Itaalje
  • Yiddish:  איטאליע
  • Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède Italiyi
  • Zulu:  i-Italy

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