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Italy is located on the Apennine Peninsula, has many beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coast, but also the high Alps in the north. That is why tourists come here all year round - in the summer for the sun by the sea, in the winter to the mountains for skiing, in the spring and autumn for hiking and sightseeing. In Italy you will find many historical cities and regions, such as Venice, Florence, Milan or Sicily.

The capital city Rome belongs to the most important historical and cultural centers of the world. It has been famous by ancient monuments, such as the Colosseum or the Roman Forum, then the Vatican, the Spanish Steps and many others.

Italy has approximately 61 million inhabitants, making it the third most populous country in the European Union.

The official language is Italian, but many regional dialects and languages are in public use.

Italy has a rich cultural history. On a global scale, it has contributed to the development of art, music, literature, architecture or even cooking. Italian cuisine has become popular with people all over the world. Among the most famous Italian foods are pizza, pasta, gelato and wine.

Italy is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state. It has a developed system of political parties and a bicameral parliament.

Italy is one of the world's economic powers. Cars are manufactured here, and it is famous for its fashion industry, winemaking and tourism.

From Italy's rich history, we can emphasize the period of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance and patriotism. Many important personalities come from here, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante Alighieri and many others.

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