Italy – Quick Facts, Rough Costs, Places of Interest

Italy is a high-heeled boot-shaped peninsula located in Southern Europe. Modern and industrialised nation, cornerstone of Western civilisation, style capital of the world, Mediterranean holiday destination – Italy is all these and more, unified by its love for embracing life to the fullest. Apart from fashion, Italy is also famous for its food, art and roman ruins.

Fact Sheet

Full Name: Italian Republic
Capital: Rome
Main Airports: Malpensa (Milan), Leonardo Da Vinci (Rome), Linate (Milan)
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro €
International Telephone Code: 39
Climate: Temperate north and Mediterranean south
Area: 301230 sq km
Population: 59 million
Tourist Information:

Rough Costs

Daily budget: €25 – €100
Dorm: from €18
Budget hotel: from €60
Eat: Pizza €5
Drink: Wine €2.50 / glass

Highlights and Attractions

Rome – the Colosseum
Venice – beautiful city with water for streets
Cinque Terra – rugged coast of the Italian Riviera (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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