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Any good italy facts?

Well, my daughter is doing italy for Thinking day in girl scouts. I have to bring any facts of italy i can find TODAY!!! (2-18-09) Please give me any!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Italy was many city states until 1861 when it was unified for the first time since the fall of the Roman Empire.

    Vatican City in Rome is considered to be its own country, it has its own post office and is guarded by swiss guards in uniforms that where designed by Michelangelo, that are still in use today.

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  • 5 years ago

    Italy is one of the most crowded nations in Europe.

    No other country in Europe has as many volcanoes as Italy.

    The capital of Italy is Rome (also known as the Eternal City) and is almost 3,000 years old.

    The longest river in Italy is the Po.

    Venice, Italy, is one of the world’s most beautiful and unusual cities.

    Vatican City is the only nation in the world that can lock its own gates at night.

    No one knows when the pizza was invented, but the people of Naples made it popular.

    Parma in Italy is where the Parmesan cheese originated.

    The thermometer is an Italian invention.

    The Espresso was invented by an Italian who did so to reduce breaks.

    The world’s first operas were composed in Italy at the end of the sixteenth century.

    The average Italian consumes 26 gallons of wine a year.

    Everyday 3,000€ gets tossed into the Trevi Fountain.

    Soccer is Italy’s most popular sport, and the famous San Siro Stadium in Milan holds 85,000 people.

    In 1454, a real human chess duel was held to decide who would win the hand of a beautiful girl in Marostica in Italy.

    Mussolini renamed Mickey Mouse as Topolino, Donald duck as Paperino, Goofy as Pippo.

    Italian people are very superstitious, considering the fact that they have 150,000 officially registered magicians.

    Italy holds the Guiness record for having the most elevators.

    Italy has more famous fashion designers than any other country.

    Italy is famous for its sports cars like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Lamborghini.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they are 9 hours ahead of us.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i hope im not late but heres a site

    http://www.lifeinitaly.com/potpourri/fun-facts.asp

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    YES, ITALY SUCKS

    Source(s): i'm italian
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