Italy is a fascinating country with famously warm and hospitable people. As the original home of the Roman empire hundreds of years ago, Italy has a deep and well-researched history, propped up by generation upon generation of culture and tradition. Today, Italy is the home of good food and good company, with enough art, architecture, and natural beauty to satisfy every kind of traveler.
Italy, officially known as the Italian Republic, is a European country with a population of 60 million people. Italy is quite a religious country, with almost 75% of the population identifying as Catholic. Italy shares borders with France, Switzerland, Slovenia. The country has two enclaves, San Marino and Vatican city, both among the smallest countries in the world.
Italy is world-famous for its fashion industry, as well as for its food and production of luxury cars. While the Roman empire has long been reduced to museum exhibits and history books, the impact of the Roman empire is visible all throughout the country - in Italian laws and culture, in the national holidays that are still celebrated, and in some of the most famous man-made landmarks in the world.
Italy has the most UNESCO World heritage Sites in the world, many of which date back hundreds of years and only stand today as a result of careful conservation and restoration. With such visual marvels as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum, the ruins of Pompei, the Pantheon, and the steep cliffs of Cinque Terre, it’s no wonder that Italy draws in millions of visitors each year from all over the world.