(Italia), the Italian Republic (La Repubblica Italiana) is a state in the south of Europe in the central part of the Mediterranean. The shores of Italy are washed by the seas: in the west by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian, in the south by the Ionian, in the east by the Adriatic.
About 20% of the borders are land borders, they pass mainly along different parts of the Alps. In the north it borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, in the northeast with Yugoslavia. The territory of Italy covers the southern slopes of the Alps, the Padanian Plain, the Apennine Peninsula, the islands of Sicily and Sardinia and numerous small islands.
The area is 301.2 thousand km2. The population is 54.7 million people. (1971). The capital is Rome. Administratively it consists of 20 regions (including 2 islands), which are divided into provinces, the latter – to communes.
The island of Sardinia was nicknamed in honor of the fish of the sardine, which lives in the waters there.
Actually, these fish are practically not found in the waters of Sardinia. The island owes its name to the nephew of Hercules, named Sardus, who in ancient times settled on this land. His descendants, I mean today’s population of the island, call themselves sards, hence the name.
In the old days on the famous Sardinian resort of Costa Smiralda there were only numerous deserted dunes and gray rocks.
Indeed, it was so … but at one point the millionaire Karim Agahan bought 55 km of the Costa Smirals beaches and turned them into an elite and expensive resort that is famous all over the world.
In Italy, the main entertainment is gossip.
That’s right, that’s right. Especially men like to gossip. Most likely, the whole point is that the Italians are very sociable people. They do not need to talk to a completely unfamiliar person, and, on any topic. What can I say about gossip, especially if there is someone with whom I scratch my tongue.
Italians do not know how to swear. Who said so? Mothers, and how! Italians – the people are very quick-tempered, but a real scandal can break out only within their home or on a TV show.
In Italy, everyone follows fashion.
You can argue with this. Basically, there everyone wears what he likes and what he (her) is comfortable with. And, the requests from the finance practically do not depend. They can afford to buy a thing in a prestigious boutique, or in a simple clothing market.
The people in this country are careless and lazy.
Everywhere is careless and lazy. But still, in Italy, even if they do something for too long, they try to make temporary conditions that help to endure inconveniences. For example, a break in the central street can interfere with normal pedestrian traffic. In this case, the Italians make special bridges across the pit for pedestrians and fencing, so as not to fall into this very pit. When the work day comes to an end, the street is washed and put temporary asphalt. And after the completion of all the works the street is again laid out with tiles.
Italians are very loving and passionate.
But with this you can not argue. Even if a person has already hit far beyond 60, he is still ready for a long and serious relationship. In addition, in Italy, virtually all television and radio programs are simply “obsessed” with sexual topics.
In Pompeii, after the eruption of the volcano, you can not even look at anything – some of the ruins and dust.
Pompeii, although considered a dead city, does not mean that there was nothing left of the once big and beautiful city. There are perfectly preserved houses, all kinds of city squares, and even the streets and streets in general are not metered. So it is realistic to admire the architecture of that time in this mysterious city.
In Venice, where you will not find wheeled transport, even a bicycle.
Yes, yes, that’s right. This is due to the fact that the streets of this city are very narrow, so you can only walk around the city on foot. But not so bad. Since Venice is a city built on the water, there are a lot of water canals.Therefore, the inhabitants move with the help of a gondola, a long narrow boat, which is operated by a special person – the gondolier.
In Italy, all roads lead to Rome.
This statement is widely known. And it is absolutely true, because, as it is, to be in Italy and not to visit Rome? As a rule, one day is not enough for “studying” the capital. Yes, there are days, life is not enough to look into all the corners of this eternal city!