Naples is known as the home of dazzling ancient artifacts, the birthplace of pizza and the location of a number of famous buildings. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the history of Naples dates back to 600 B.C., whe... More »

The United Nations' nomenclature of Territorial units for statistics divides Italy into the macro-regions of North-West, North-East, Central, Southern and Islands. Italy's provincial regions all fall within these macro-r... More »

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Italy is a country; however, it wasn't always a unified country. For hundreds of years, Italy was split into different city-states, kingdoms and principalities. It was also ruled by various foreign powers. More »

Italy is home to several poisonous snake species, including the asp viper and the horned viper. Like most snakes, these two viper species are not commonly seen and are likely just as afraid of humans as humans are of the... More »

There are several species of wild native animals in Italy with low populations due to the long time presence of humans, but animals such as marmots, ermine, ibex, rabbits, a small number of bear, a few wolves, lynx, stoa... 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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The city of Venice, Italy is home to more than 200 interconnected canals, including the famous Grand Canal, which has an average depth of around 17 feet. The other smaller canals around the city are usually slightly shal... More »