2 Geography Capital City: Rome Population: approximately 60 million Area: km2Location: Southern EuropeMountain Ranges: Alps, ApennineMajor Lake: GardaActive Volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna and StromboliClimate: Varies between maritime and continental. Higher altitudes have cold and wet winters while coastal areas have mild winters and warm, dry summers.
4 Cultural BaggageSportsLanguageCustoms & TraditionsFood
5 Italian Sports Calcio (soccer) Bocce Skiing Cycling Water polo F1 Motor Racing
6 Italian Language Hello - Ciao (Ciao) Goodbye - Arrivederci How are you? - Come stai?Fine, thank you - Bene, grazieGood Morning - Buon giornoGood Afternoon - Buon pomeriggioGood Evening - Buona seraMy name is… - Mi chiamo…
7 Customs & TraditionsIt is customary when greeting friends and relatives to give one kiss on each cheekMost Italians start the day with an espresso or cappuccino
8 Italian FoodPastaPizzaBruschettaPaniniGelatoWine
9 Quiz What is the capital of Italy? Rome What active volcano is on the mainland?VesuviusName 2 Italian sports.Calcio, bocce, skiing, cycling, water polo, F1How do you say “Good Morning” in Italian?Buon giornoWhat is the name for Italian ice cream?Gelato
10 Bibliography http://www.nhitaliansells.com/images/italian-flag-640.jpg Other Photos by: Leandro SperdutiGrolier Encyclopedia (Italy)