Italy is where the Renaissance blossomed, and it is where the Roman Empire was located. Italy is famous for its cuisine, architecture, music and arts. As of 2014, 96 percent of the population is Italian, and Italian is t... More » Geography Europe

Italy is on the continent of Europe located on a southern peninsula. It is bordered by the countries of France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Italy is also bordered by the Adriatic, Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Rome ... More » Geography Europe

Sorrento, Italy, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, officially became a part of Italy in 1861, although it has a history dating back over 2,000 years. Its earliest known origins place it as part of the... More » Geography Europe Italy
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The three reasons why the Renaissance began in Italy were the emergence of the dominant and wealthy Italian city-states, the incomplete dissociation of the modern Italian civilization from its past culture and the preval... More » History Modern History Renaissance & Reformation

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