Italy is also officially known as the Italian Republic. And, Italy words come from the term Italia, meaning “calf land.” It is a country known for being a place full of art and romance and makes it a popular tourist destination.
Another fact about Italy is that it is the 4th and 23rd most populated country in Europe. Also, it is shaped like a boot. Fun fact is they drink around 26 gallons of wine a year and eat half a pound of bread per day.
Here are some more interesting facts about Italy that you would thoroughly enjoy.
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1.Italy is full of hills!
Do you know that one-fifth of Italy is hilly or mountainous? These beautiful mountains add on to the beauty of Italy. The mountain ranges of Italy are Alps and Apennines. And the highest points are Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc.
2. Active volcanoes!
Interestingly, the three active volcanoes in Europe are located in Italy. And the names of these three volcanoes are Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius and have erupted in the last hundred years. Italy’s government and its scientists monitor these volcanoes.
3. Yummy cheese!!!!
Italians are very creative in creating different types of cheese. One of the most enjoyed and loved cheese that was built in the city of Parma (in Italy) is parmesan. They have created many other varieties of cheeses like mozzarella, gorgonzola, and ricotta.
4. Soccer! Do you like watching it?
Did you know that soccer is the most popular sport in Italy? Soccer got introduced in the late 1800s by the British. Soccer fans are called Tifosi, meaning “carriers of typhus.” Italy has won the world cup four times.
5. Family is very important in Italian Culture. Touching, isn’t it?
This is one of the best things in Italy that their families are most important for them too. You will see older members of the family being taken good care of their children. People of Italy honor their traditions and their family.
6. This is a fun fact about Italy for kids. Read underneath.
Well, did you know that Pinocchio was published in an Italian newspaper for the very first time?
Did you know that the two famous explorers were from Italy (Christopher Colombus and Marco Polo)?
And, beat this one! (The one is given below)
You won’t believe but the maximum people in Italy eat pasta at least once a day. Too much!!! Don’t you think?
7. This is about the Birth Rate. We as Indians need to get inspired by this fact!
Italy’s birth rate has the second-lowest birth rates in the entire western world. Government and Roman catholic church leaders have expressed their concern. Hence, offering rewards to the couples who have or are planning to have more than two kids.
8. Language of Music
The language of music is Italian. The word “scale” comes from the Italian word scala, which means “step.”
And the first violin was seen in Italy in the 1500s.
9. Fountains of red wine
A magical destination for all wine lovers. A fountain that flows red wine 24 hours. And the best part of it is that it is free for everyone except for “drunkards.” “Fontana del vino” works like a push-button fountain.
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10. The popularity of fork
The fork was not a widespread tool until Italians started widely using it. It became popularized in Italy. Forks were very much convenient for eating pasta and helped them twirl their favorite spaghetti easily.
Italians adopted forks as their standard tool for eating, and after that, it eventually spread throughout in other countries of Europe and then to the world
11. Founding Member of European Union
Italy was amongst the eight nations that founded the EU. European Union was formed in 1993, and Italy was designated of being a G8 country. Italy, France, and Germany are some of the most critical countries in the European Union.
That’s it for the day! These are a few facts about Italy that you must have enjoyed reading.
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