Italy is located in southern Europe on the Apennine Peninsula. Its distinct shape, resembling a kicking boot, makes it easy to recognize it on maps or even from space.


Italy has international borders with Austria, France, the Holy See (Vatican City), San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland. It also shares maritime borders with Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Greece, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Spain, and Tunisia.


The country is known for its more than 3,000 years of history, in 753 BC. Rome was founded. Italy was a center of ancient Greco-Roman culture, and in the 15th-century, they invented the Renaissance. Caesar, Galileo and Columbus were Italians. Italy was a center of ancient Greco-Roman culture and in the 15th-century they invented the Renaissance.

The country is also famous for fast and expensive sports cars, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Alfa Romeo.

Italien art, important artists of Italy were Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raffaello, Botticelli, Bernini and Modigliani.

The antique architecture of the Romans, Italian Renaissance gardens, the Italian cities of Florence, Rome, Venice, Naples...

Italian landscapes like the Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Sicily, the Dolomites, Sardinia, Tuscany, the Riviera, and the Adriatic Sea coast.

Italian style, Vespas, shoes, fashion, film, football,  mare e "Dolce Vita," a life of exuberant pleasure and luxury.