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The southern European republic of Italy is known not only for its eventful history, but also for its Mediterranean cuisine (pizza and pasta, for example), its diverse landscapes from South Tyrol to Sicily, and its distinctive lifestyle ("dolce vita"). It has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Rome, the country's capital, world-famous buildings such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps can be visited. Cities such as Florence, Milan and Palermo are also home to a unique wealth of sights and art treasures. The Vatican forms an independent enclave within Rome.

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The Roman Colosseum is one of the most famous sights in Rome and is located in the immediate vicinity of the Roman Forum. Even though the Colosseum in its current form is unfortunately only preserved in parts, visitors can imagine themselves in the original use as a gladiator arena. The ...
St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square is one of the most impressive sights in Rome.

Country data Italy

Italy at a glance

Area301230 km2
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Neighboring countriesSwitzerland, Vatican City, Slovenia, San Marino, France und Austria

Map Italy

Country borders and location of the capital

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