Interesting Facts in Italy

The name Italy (Italia) means ‘calf land’.

Italy has more volcanoes than any other country in Europe.

Italy has introduced a number of foods to the rest of Europe.

The Italian flag has evolved into its modern state over hundreds of years.

When McDonald’s first opened in Rome in 1986, it sparked much protest.

Almost four-fifths of the Italian landscape is made up of mountains or hills.

At its peak, the Roman Empire covered 2.3 million miles.

Italy is considered by many to be the art capital of the world.

Before dinner, many Italians engage in the activity of la passeggiata.

When pasta was first brought to Italy, it was served as a sweet dish!