The national symbol of Italy is its coat of arms, which features a white five-pointed star bordered in red on a cogwheel with five spokes with branches from the olive and oak trees supporting it. This symbol was adopted ... More »

Though there is a bit of debate regarding the official national animal of Italy, the golden eagle and Italian wolf have both been deemed Italy's national animals by different sources. Although these animals are not offic... More »

Italy is home to internationally renowned landmarks such as the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, La Scala, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a Roman Amphitheatre and the Bridge of Sighs. This boot-shaped peninsula that stretche... More »

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There is no single national dish of Italy, as each region has local variations on classic dishes. Dishes such as pizza, pasta, polenta and minestrone typify traditional Italian cuisine. More »

Though there is a bit of debate regarding the official national animal of Italy, the golden eagle and Italian wolf have both been deemed Italy's national animals by different sources. Although these animals are not offic... More »

The national symbol of England as depicted on its coat of arms is three identical golden-colored lions. The lions are arranged over a red background in a column and are typically depicted with blue claws and tongues. Oth... More »

Italy is bordered by the countries of Austria, France, the Holy See, San Marino, Slovenia and Switzerland. Additionally, it has coastline on the Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Adriatic Seas. More »

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