Facts about Italy

You can drink red wine for free from a fountain in Caldari di Ortona in Abruzzo

Tourists throw around 1 million euros into the Trevi Fountain each year

With over 2.500 cheeses it's the 3rd largest cheese producer in the EU

Eternal City is a popular nickname for Rome

Italians drink 14 billion espressos per year

Mount Etna is Europe's highest active volcano

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15 Best Places to Visit In Italy with Kids

15 Best Places to Visit In Italy with Kids

Italy is a country with amazing food, beautiful nature, magnificent cities to explore, gorgeous beaches all over the country and people that love and dote on kids. Here's a list of the 15 best places to visit in Italy with kids. A bucket list filled with must visit cities, beautiful nature and ultimate beach destinations.

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5 Things to Do In Cinque Terre with Kids

5 Things to Do In Cinque Terre with Kids

The food, colors, hiking trails and picturesque harbors make Cinque Terre a bucket list destination for families. Read about the best things to do in Cinque Terre with kids!

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Background info

With over 55 sites, Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country on our planet. One of the many good reasons why it’s one of the most visited countries in Europe. It welcomes over 60 million visitors per year.

The country has a population of a little over 58 million people. You can find 2 other countries surrounded by Italian land completely. Vatican City in the centre of the city of Rome and San Marino, about 10 kilometers away from the city Rimini on the Adriatic coast.

Rome was founded in 735 BC and the Roman Empire stretched from Africa to Northern Europe for 100s of years until it fell in 385. It’s now the capital city of Italy.