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.

is the capital of the region of in , with a population of about 366,500.


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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Afrikaans: Italië, Akan: Itali, Albanian: Itali, Albanian: Italia, Amharic: ጣሊያን, Amharic: ጣልያን, Arabic: إيطاليا, Arabic: 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, Central Kurdish: ئیتاڵی, 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, English: Republic of Italy, Esperanto: Italio, Esperanto: 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, Indonesian: Italia, Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Italia, Irish: An Iodáil, Italian: Italia, Italian: Repubblica Italiana
Italian: il Bel Paese, Japanese: イタリア, Japanese: イタリア共和国, Kalaallisut: Italia, Kannada: ಇಟಲಿ, Kazakh: Италия, Kikuyu: Italia, 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 (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, Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܜܠܝܐ, Oriya (macrolanguage): 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 (macrolanguage): Italia, Swahili (macrolanguage): 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 (Tonga Islands): 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 (Philippines): Italya, Welsh: Yr Eidal, Western Frisian: Itaalje, Yiddish: איטאליע, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Italiyi, Zulu: i-Italy
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