Capital: Roma (2.642.000 inhab.)
Main Cities: Milano, Napoli, Torino, Palermo, Genova,
Bologna, Firenze, Catania, Venezia, Bari, Cagliari
Area: 301,337 km2
Coin: 1 euro = 100 cents
Religions: Roman Catholic
The Independence's Year: 1861
Mountains: Alpi (Mt. Bianco 4810 m., Mt.Rosa 4637 m.,
Mt.Cervino 4478 m., Gran Paradiso 4061 m.,
Pizzo Bernina 4050 m.),
Appennini (Gran Sasso d'Italia 2912 m., La Maiella 2795 m.),
Mt. Etna(3323 m.)
Rivers:Po, Adige, Tevere, Tanaro, Arno, Adda, Ticino,
Lakes: Garda, Maggiore, Como, Trasimeno, Bolsena,
Generally who is not very inclinable to travel it says: but where do you want to go if Italy is the most beautiful nation of the World and if there is here everything that you can want?
The vision is certainly restrictive; the Italian don't take care of their country as it would deserve, the landscape and environmental fools are innumerable and unfortunately in increase, the too much urban and road traffic deteriorates our cities and our provinces and also the excessive traffic to motor of the boats long coast downfall our splendid seas (and lakes); also nevertheless you can find few beautiful mountains as our Alps, seas and spectacular coasts as those Italian and above all as those of Italian islands (great and small) are rare, city and fascinating historical centers as ours don't exist, countries and landscapes as there are in Italy I don't perhaps know of it, works of art of every kind as they are found in Italy they perhaps are alone in the whole rest of the World put together: a nation that possesses all these things to level of Italy doesn't certainly exist in the whole planet.
And then it is correct to be proud of Italy and then it is an obligation to defend its territory from the daily assaults of speculators and from the horrors of ignorant people...disdainful of the art , of the beauty, of the history, of the civilization.
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