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Italy

Located in the southern part of Europe, Italy is a peninsula surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. The mostly mountainous conformation makes it a very diverse country in terms of climate and territory. Italy became an independent nation in 1861, when the different provinces were united under the same Government. Italy is home of excellent cuisine, art and ancient culture.

The rich history helped Italy gather an exceptional artistic and architectural heritage especially in the capital, Rome, and other important cities. Depending on the region, Italy has been influenced by different other cultures that have influenced art and architecture. Geographical and historic heterogeneity, makes Italy a very diverse place. Within the Italian territory there other two independent states: Vatican City and San Marino.

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DID YOU KNOW?

In Italy there are the only 3 active vulcanoes in Europe: Etna, Stromboli and Vesuvius.