2Johann Wolfgang Goethe Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn, Im dunklen Laub die Goldorangen glühn, Ein sanfter Wind vom blauen Himmel weht, Die Myrte still und hoch der Lorbeer steht, Kennst du es wohl? Dahin! Dahin Möcht ich mit dir, o mein Geliebter, ziehn!Johann Wolfgang Goethe
3Knowest thou where the lemon blossom grows, In foliage dark the orange golden glows,A gentle breeze blows from the azure sky,Still stands the myrtle, and the laurel, high?Dost know it well?'Tis there! 'Tis thereWould I with thee, oh my beloved, fare Johann Wolfgang Goethe
4Conosci tu il paese dove fioriscono i limoni Conosci tu il paese dove fioriscono i limoni? Nel verde fogliame splendono arance d'oro Un vento lieve spira dal cielo azzurro Tranquillo è il mirto, sereno l'alloro Lo conosci tu bene? Laggiù, laggiù Vorrei con te, o mio amato, andare! Johann Wolfgang Goethe
5The Italian Republic is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe. To the North, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.To the South, it includes Sicily and Sardinia – the two largest islands of the Mediterranean Sea.
6Italy's total area is 301,230 km² Italy's total area is 301,230 km². Including the islands, it has a coastline and border of 7,600 km.The Apennine Mountains form the peninsula's backbone and the Alps form its northern boundary, the highest point of which is the Monte Bianco.The Po, with its 652 km, is Italy’s longest river: it crosses the Po Valley.The five largest lakes are: Garda, Maggiore, Como, Trasimeno and Bolsena.
7In Italy live about 60.8 million of people: it is the fifth most populous country in Europe. Italy is subdivided into 20 regions, and further into 110 provinces and 8100 municipalities.Rome is the capital of Italy.Within the Italian territory there are also the independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City.Italy is also a founding memeber of the European Union.
8Italy is the country with the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
14Italian cuisine is known to be among the world’s favourites. Italy, though, is not only about seeing, but also about tasting.Italian cuisine is known to be among the world’s favourites.And for good reasons…