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The 'gondola' is the iconic boat of Venice and in the past centuries there was a small cabin with shutters to protect the passengers from the weather and lovers from onlookers.
There are no active volcanoes in Italy.
After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Etruscans restored order and centralized government to Tuscany.
The Italian flag contains in a different order the same three colors of the Austrian flag.
Napoleon spent his first exile on the Italian island of Elba, the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago.
The 'Trevi Fountain' in Rome is one of the most emblematic examples of Baroque art and was the set for an iconic scene in Federico Fellini's film 'La dolce vita'.
The 'Flavian Amphitheatre' in Rome is considered the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering in Italy.
The Electricity measurement 'Volt' is named in honor of an Italian physicist.
The colors of the Italian flag represent three virtues.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is in the refectory of a Dominican convent in Milan.
John Cabot, whose 1497 discovery of North America is commonly held to be the second European voyage after Columbus' expedition, was a Venetian citizen.
The Italian peninsula is surrounded by the Aegean Sea.
The 'Leaning Tower' is the most widely famous monument of Florence.
'Sicilia' and 'Corsica' are the two Italian island regions in the Mediterranean Sea.
In 1861 Italy was unified, but Rome was chosen as the national capital city ten years later.
Bologna is home to the European oldest university.
The Apennine Mountains form the northern boundary of Italy.
'Lira' was the monetary unit of Italy, before being replaced in 2002 with the euro.
Italy is famous for its boot-shaped peninsula.
The American continent is generally believed to have derived its name from an Italian explorer.
The play 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare was based in Venice.
The 'Tevere' (Tiber River) is the longest Italian river.
The Uffizi Gallery and the Sforza Castle are two of the most important tourist attractions of Turin.
Italy borders 3 sovereign countries with 'S' as initial letter in their common English name.
The Italian island of Lampedusa is much closer to Tunisia in Africa than to Sicily and Italy.
Rome is further North than New York City.
The famous children's story 'Pinocchio' was written by Giorgio Napolitano in 1811.
Italy is one of the founding members of the European Union.
The 'Po River' flows through Florence.
Pompeii and Herculaneum are the location of some of the best preserved Greek remains in the Valley of the Temples in Sicily.
Saints Peter and Paul are the patron saints of Italy.
In Naples each year there is a 'Pizza Day' (July 10) to celebrate the invention of pizza.
Italy is subdivided into 15 regions.
Monaco is one of the two landlocked countries in the Italian territory.

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