Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern Europe, occupying the Italian Peninsula, as well as the Po Valley south of the . Once the core of the mighty Roman Empire, and the cradle of the Renaissance, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, including high art and monuments.

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

is a sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was 600 years ago, which adds to the fascinating character.

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


Central 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.

is in . This region also borders the independent city state of .

Southern , 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.

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

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

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  • Location: 
  • Population:  60,300,000
  • Latitude of center:  42° 54' (42.9°) north
  • Longitude of center:  12° 30' (12.5°) east
  • Elevation:  673 meters (2208 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  301,230 km² (116,306 miles²)
  • Languages:  Italian, German, French, Sardinian, Catalan, Corsican and Slovenian
  • Currency:  Euro (EUR)
  • Phone code:  39
  • Internet domain:  .it
  • Neighbors:  , , , , and
  • Wikidata:  Italy
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Italy

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Korean:  이탈리아 Kurdish:  Îtalya Ladino:  Italia Lao:  ອິຕາລີ Latin:  Italia Latvian:  Itālija Ligurian:  Italia Limburgan:  Italië Lingala:  Itali Lithuanian:  Italija Livvi:  Itualii Lojban:  gugdrxitali Lojban:  italias Lombard:  Itàlia Low German:  Italien Luba-Katanga:  Itali Luxembourgish:  Italien Macedonian:  Италија Malagasy:  Italia Malay:  Itali Malayalam:  ഇറ്റലി Maltese:  Italja Marathi:  इटली Mongolian:  Итали Narom:  Italie
Neapolitan:  Italia Nepali:  इटाली North Ndebele:  Itali Northern Sami:  Itália Norwegian:  Italia Norwegian Bokmål:  Italia Norwegian Nynorsk:  Italia Occitan:  Itàlia Official Aramaic:  ܐܝܛܠܝܐ Official Aramaic:  ܝܜܠܝܐ Oriya:  ଇଟାଲୀ Ossetian:  Итали Persian:  ایتالیا Piemontese:  Italia Polish:  Włochy Portuguese:  Itália Pushto:  اټاليا Pushto:  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 Somali:  Talyaaniga Spanish:  Italia Spanish:  República Italiana Swahili:  Italia Swahili:  Uitaliani Swedish:  Italien Tagalog:  Italya Tahitian:  ’Itāria Tajik:  Итолиё Tamil:  இத்தாலி Telugu:  ఇటలి Thai:  ประเทศอิตาลี Thai:  อิตาลี Tibetan:  དགྱིའི་དའ་རླིས
Tibetan:  ཨི་ཀྲར་ལི་ Tigrinya:  ጣሊያን Tok Pisin:  Italia Tonga:  ʻĪtali Turkish:  İtalya Ukrainian:  Італія Upper Sorbian:  Italska Urdu:  اٹلی Uzbek:  Италия Venetian:  Itałia Vietnamese:  Italia (Ý) Vietnamese:  Ý Vlax Romani:  Italiya Volapük:  Litaliyän Waray:  Italya Welsh:  Yr Eidal Western Frisian:  Itaalje Yiddish:  איטאליע Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède Italiyi Zulu:  i-Italy

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