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  • Positano, houses on a hillside by the sea
    Thanks, Napoleon

    The Republic of Venice was the longest lasting republic in human history, clocking in 1100 years from 697 until its dissolution in 1797.

  • Food
    Anyone for cake?

    The name of the famous Italian dessert, the tiramisù, literally means 'pick-me-up'.

  • Train station
    Thanks for coming

    Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world, welcoming some 46 million visitors annually.

  • SlideShow
    Tread carefully

    Italy's Mount Etna is the world's most active volcano, and has been spewing lava on a daily basis since 1999.

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Republic of Italy
  • Capital: Rome
  • Population: 61.5 million
  • Official Language: Italian
  • Currency: Euro
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: September to December
    Semester 2: February to July

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