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Italy comprises of two independent states the Vatican City where the Pope lives and the Republic of San Marion.

Often Italy is described as Europe’s over-the knee boot shaped Peninsula, which extends into the Mediterranean Sea, as well as Sicily, Sardina and some smaller Islands – northeast of Tunisia.

Italy has a population of over 58 million people

The traditional Mediterranean culture has had its influence on the central and southern parts of the country also there is a German influence across the Alps.

Italy has a vast amount art, architecture, music and literature and they love their heritage.

Venice has its beautiful canals, Rome is known for is Coliseum, Florence boasts of a heritage of art and Tuscany its beautiful colour

The large majority of Italians are Roman Catholics and for centuries, this has affected their art and architecture. There are a vast number of religious monuments and paintings as well as local traditions based on Christian celebrations and the lives of the saints.

It is well known for the lovely lights and landscapes while its history, culture and food are a delight to every visitor hence the saying la dolce vita: good food, good wine and good clothes!!!

Italy’s major exports include motor vehicles such Fiat, chemicals, electricity, and home appliances

Luxury vehicles include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Pagani

As for the fashion industry, Italy is miles ahead with well known fashion houses belonging to Armani, Benetton, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Luxottica Valentino, Versace and Prada to mention a few

The Italian flag was inspired by the French flag that was introduced during Napoleon’s invasion in 1797 invasion of the Peninsula

Italy’s rich farm produce includes grapes, potatoes, sugar, beets, soybeans, grain, olives and not to forget livestock

ItaThe Italian flag is inspired by the French flag introduced during Napoleon's 1797 invasion of the peninsula. ly's major exports are motor vehicles (Fiat Group, Aprilia, Ducati, Piaggio), chemicals, petrochemicals (Eni), electricity (Enel, Edison), home appliances (Merloni, Candy), aerospace and defense tech (Alenia, Agusta, Finmeccanica), firearms (Beretta); but the country's more famous exports are in the fields of fashion (Armani, Valentino, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Benetton, Prada, Luxottica), food industry (Ferrero, Barilla Group, Martini & Rossi, Campari, Parmalat), luxury vehicles (Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Pagani) and motoryachts (Ferretti, Azimut).


It is a boot shaped peninsula, which extends south into the Mediterranean Sea, as well as Sicily, Sardinia, and some smaller islands - northeast of Tunisia Italy contains two independent states - Vatican City, where the Pope resides, and the Republic of San Marino. The British first settled Europe's kinky over-the-knee boot has it all: popes, painters, polenta, paramours, poets, political puerility and potentates. Its dreamy light and sumptuous landscapes seem made for romance, and its three millennia of history, culture and cuisine seduces just about everyone.

You can visit Roman ruins, gawk at Renaissance art, stay in tiny medieval hill towns, go skiing in the Alps, explore the canals of Venice and gaze at beautiful churches. Naturally you can also indulge in the pleasures of la dolce vita : good food, good wine and improving your wardrobe.

On the Island in 1627 – before then it was uninhabited.

Sugar plantations were established on the Island until 1834  -when slavery was abolished

Throughout most of the 20th Century the economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses.

The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to its complete independence from the UK in 1966.

In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

Agricultural products include: sugarcane, vegetables and cotton

While its industry boasts of: tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export

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