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2 Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Southern Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps President of the Republic: Giorgio Napolitano ITALYITALY

3 CapitalCapital: RomeRome Dialing codeDialing code: 39 GovernmentGovernment: Parliamentary republic, Unitary state, Constitutional republic Official language: Italian Language PopulationPopulation: 60,770,000 (2011)

4 The flag of Italy (bandiera d'Italia, often referred to in Italian as il Tricolore) is a tricolour featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white, and red, with the green at the hoist side The main feature is a white, red bordered star. This comes from the previous kingdom's arms, even if it was upside down there, i.e. with a tip pointing downwards. That meant, and means, Italy as a united state. Italian emblem The flag

5 MOUNTAINS: There are two main mountain ranges, the Alps and the Appenines,The Dolomites are part of the Alps in Trenitno region as well as the highest point Mount Blanc at 15,770 feet. In the picture The Mount Blanc RIVERS: The longest river is The PO, but there is The Tevere flowing through Rome, The Arno in Florence IN the picture the Po river

6 ROME is the capital of modern Italy and is full of history everywhere you look: the coliseum (Flavian Amphitheatre), the baroque Trevi Fountain which was the setting for Fellini’s film la dolce vita, Piazza Navona originally built as a stadium, the Imperial Forum, S. Peter’s Basilica where you can admire the Pietà a masterpiece of Renaissance and the Sistine Chapel frescos both by Michelangelo Buonarroti just to name a few. FLORENCE is one of the most important Renaissance architectural and art centers. Its Duomo and Baptistery are magnificent. Florence's most famous square is Piazza della Signoria. The Galleria degli Uffizi museum holds the world's most important collection of Renaissance art with thousands of paintings, sculptures, by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino and Raphael.

7 MILAN, the financial and fashion capital of Italy is one of Europe's richest cities. It creates new trends and style thanks to creative stylists such as Giorgio Armani, Versace, Prada, Valentino, Trussardi, Ferrè, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana. It also has a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Its Duomo, with its beautiful marble facade, La Scala one of the world's most famous opera houses, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with the painting The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. NAPLES is one of Italy's most vibrant cities, famous for pizza, mandolin, Neapolitan songs and Vesuvio(volcano). Monuments worth a visit are the church of Santa Chiara and Castel Novo. Not too far there are the archeological sites of Pompei and Herculanum.

8 VENICE is a unique city built on water in the middle of a lagoon. The heart of Venice is Piazza San Marco with its magnificent church. BOLOGNA is known for its beauty, wealth, cuisine, and left-wing politics. It has one of Europe's oldest universities.

9 Calabria is a region in southern Italy, located at the "toe" of the Italian peninsula. It is bounded to the north by the region of Basilicata, to the south-west by the region of Sicily, to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to the east by the Ionian Sea.regionsouthernItaly BasilicataSicilyTyrrhenian SeaIonian Sea The region covers 15,079 km2 and has a population of just over 2 million. It is a fascinating fusion of hundreds of miles of wonderful coastline with hinterland mountains, as the imposing Pollino chain in the North, the Sila forested plateau in the centre and the Serre and Aspromonte chains in the South. SCILLA in the picture

10 Reggio CalabriaReggio Calabria, on the strait between the mainland and Sicily, the largest and oldest city in Calabria, renowned for its panoramic seaside with botanical gardensSicily and the great National Museum of Magna Grecia where the famous Riace bronzes (Bronzi di Riace) are located.Magna GreciaRiace bronzes

11 SybarisSybaris, on the Ionian sea, a picturesque village situated near the excavation of ancient Sybaris, a Greek colony of the 7th century BC. Sybaris lay a short distance from the sea, between the rivers Crathis (Crati) and Sybaris (Coscile). It rose rapidly to great prosperity, thanks to the fertility of the plain in which it was situated.CratiCoscile Civita (Arbërisht: Çifti) is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza. Facing the Ionian Sea, it is part of the Pollino National Park. It was founded in the 15th century by Albanian refugees from the Ottoman invasion. The Civitesi are in fact still part of an ethnic minority (Arbëreshë) officially recognized by the Italian laws.Arbërisht comuneprovince of CosenzaIonian SeaPollino National ParkArbëreshë

12 TREBISACCE is situated on the North-East coast of the Ionian sea, precisely in the Northern part of the Sybaris Plains. The word Trebisacce comes from the Byzantine language Trapezàkion “small table” and it is evident the historical reference to the tableau where the old village was built In far-off times the territory, as the archeological remains testify, registers the presence of human settlements. It is of great interest the site in Broglio area where it has been dug out a protostoric village and findings which date back to the Middle Bronze Age and to the First Iron Age

13 Citrus orchards ( oranges and lemons) are the main resource in agriculture sector. There are a great number of agri-farms which use this citrus fruit to put on the market first quality preserved fruit. But there are also olive groves since olive oil is the base condiment of our diet Another line of business is fishing. Every day motor trawlers and fishing boats sail to come back in the evening with the catch of fish. The fish market of Trebisacce is a reference point for all fishermen of the Ionian coast line.

14 There are three fields of study due to the recent reorganization of the cycles of vocational schools in Italy : hotel course and "services for enogastronomy and hotel hospitality", electrical course and " services for the maintenance and technical assistance" chemistry-biology course and "industrial production and craft”. There are three fields of study due to the recent reorganization of the cycles of vocational schools in Italy : hotel course and "services for enogastronomy and hotel hospitality", electrical course and " services for the maintenance and technical assistance" chemistry-biology course "industrial production and craft” and the social-health course

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