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
Rome's nickname is Eternal City
Italians drink 14 billion espressos per year
Mount Etna is Europe's highest active volcano
5 things to do in Cinque Terre with kids
Cinque Terre consists of 5 fishing villages on the Ligurian coast. It is hard not to fall in love with Cinque Terre! The food, the colors, the hiking trails and the picturesque little harbors make Cinque Terre a bucket list destination for kids and their parents.Read more
Best cities to visit in Italy
Italy is on every avid traveler's bucket list. And it's extremely family friendly. The people are friendly, and the food extremely good. The landscapes are so diverse that it feels like you're driving into another country every other hour. Italian cities are practically open air museums. Find out what the best cities to visit in Italy with kids are.Read more
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.