One of the most identifiable European countries on the world map is Italy, due to being shaped like a boot. Italy's peninsula is surrounded on three sides by water. The country has the Adriatic Sea on the east side, the Mediterranean to the south and the western shore is bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The northern border of Italy is surrounded by four different countries: France, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia. Italy's capital is Rome, which is often called the Eternal City. It is home to more than 2.5 million people. The country as a whole is home to more than 61 million people. The population is spread across 20 different regions like Tuscany and Veneto.