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Italy is a country in southern Europe.

Italy at a glance

Area301230 km2
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Neighboring countriesSwitzerland, Vatican City, Slovenia, San Marino, France und Austria

Guide to Italy

The southern European republic of Italy is known not only for its turbulent history, but also for its Mediterranean cuisine (pizza and pasta, for example), the diverse landscapes from South Tyrol to Sicily and its distinctive lifestyle (“Dolce Vita”). It has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Rome, the country’s capital, world-famous buildings such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps can be visited. Cities such as Florence, Milan and Palermo are also home to a unique wealth of sights and art treasures. The Vatican forms an independent enclave within Rome.