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  Italy travel guide - Wikitravel
Italy and the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia have very changeable weather in autumn, winter, and spring in marked contrast to the settled sunny weather of summer.
Signposts used in Italy are patterned according to EU recommendations and use mostly pictograms (not text) but there are minor differences (example: highways directions are written on green background while the white stands for local roads and blue for the remaining).
Before reaching Italy, have a quick overview on most important regional types (of the region you are planning to go to) and when on site ask the waiter for one of them (not too young, not too old), he/she will suggest you 4/5 wines (always choose the second or the third one).
wikitravel.org /en/Italy   (8065 words)

  
  Architecture of Italy - Great Buildings Online
Ospedale Degli Innocenti, by Filippo Brunelleschi, at Florence, Italy, 1424 to 1445.
Ponte Vecchio, by Taddeo Gaddi, at Florence, Italy, 1345 and 1564.
Maria degli Angeli, by Filippo Brunelleschi, at Florence, Italy, 1434 to 1437.
www.greatbuildings.com /places/italy.html   (1193 words)

  
 Italy (08/07)
Italy's agriculture is typical of the division between the agricultures of the northern and southern countries of the European Union.
Italy was admitted to the United Nations in 1955 and is a member and strong supporter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization (GATT/WTO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the Council of Europe.
Italy has worked closely with the United States and others on such issues as NATO and UN operations as well as with assistance to Russia and the New Independent States; Lebanon; the Middle East peace process; multilateral talks; Somalia and Mozambique peacekeeping; and combating drug trafficking, trafficking in women and children, and terrorism.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/4033.htm   (4260 words)

  
  Italy - MSN Encarta
Italy was the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, which united the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea and spread the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome through much of Europe.
Italy is bordered by Switzerland and Austria on the north; by Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea, on the east; by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, on the south; on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ligurian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea; and on the northwest by France.
The climate of Italy is highly diversified, with extremes ranging from frigid in the higher elevations of the Alps and Apennines, to semitropical along the coast of the Ligurian Sea and the western coast of the lower peninsula.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555207/Italy.html   (1416 words)

  
  Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Italy is called "il Belpaese" (Italian for beautiful country) by its inhabitants, due to the beauty and variety of its landscapes and for having the world's largest artistic patrimony; the country is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (41 as of July 13, 2006).
In 1866 Italy, albeit defeated by Austria in the Third War of Independence (in that case Italy was allied with Prussia), obtained Veneto and Venice from Austria.
Italy supported Franco's revolution in Spanish civil war and Hitler's pretensions in central Europe, accepting the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938, although the disappearance of a buffer state between mighty Germany and Italy was the least favourable for the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italy   (5762 words)

  
 Italy - Simple English Wikipedia
Italy is a peninsula, meaning it is surrounded by the sea on all sides apart from one (its north side).
Northern Italy is separated from France, Switzerland, and Austria by the Alps, a chain of mountains.
Italy was one of the first members of the European Union and in 2002, along with 11 other European countries, it changed to using the euro as its official currency.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italy   (1121 words)

  
 Italy national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Italy did not take part in the first edition of the European Championship in 1960 (then known as the European Nations Cup), and was knocked out by the USSR in the round of 16 (second round) of the 1964 European Championship.
Italy then organized the 1980 European Football Championship, the first edition to be held between eight teams instead of four, and with the host team automatically qualified for the finals.
Italy finished on top of Group E with a neat 2-0 win against the Czech Republic, with goals from Marco Materazzi (26') and Filippo Inzaghi (87'), advancing to the Round of 16 in the knockout stages, where Australia was beaten 1-0.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italy_national_football_team   (3576 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Italy has the characteristic shape of a riding hoot, of which the top is represented by the Alps, the seam by the Apennines, and the toe, the heel, and the spur, respectively, by the peninsulas of Calabria, Salento, and Gargano.
Italy was comforted by all the civilized nations, and especially the United States, which built a town in the beautiful district of Santa Cecilia, in the neighbourhood of Messina, with nearly 1500 frame houses, after the fashion of Swiss chalets, prettily finished, and painted in white.
In peninsular and in insular Italy the winter rains, on the contrary, are heaviest, and the absence of drainage causes the waters that overflow from the river-beds to inundate the lowlands of the coast and thereby to develop malaria.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08208a.htm   (18118 words)

  
 italy map and map of italy information page
Italy was certainly influenced by many powerful cultures and political forces over time, including the Byzantines, Etruscans and Greeks, but it was the world-changing impact of both the Roman civilization and the Italian Renaissance that contributed most-significantly to its status in the modern world.
Italy has so much to see and do, from skiing in the Alps, the Lake District of the north, the historic and stylish cities of Florence, Milan, Naples, Siena, Turin and Venice, coastal cities and quaint little villages, and of course Rome, and the Holy See (Vatican).
The boot-shape peninsula of Italy, extending into the central Mediterranean Sea is a rugged, mountainous country of simply stunning scenery that also includes the popular island destinations of (Sardinia) and (Elba) to the west, and (Capri), (Ischia) and (Sicily) off the southern coast.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/it.htm   (750 words)

  
 Welcome to Italy1 History Page La Storia Italiana in Inglese
Italy, history of since earliest times the history of Italy has been influenced by cultural and political divisions resulting from the peninsula's disparate geography and by circumstances that made Italy the scene of many of Europe's most important struggles for power.
Peninsular Italy was administered from its capital at RAVENNA as merely one division of the empire, although the Byzantines gradually and grudgingly admitted the ecclesiastical primacy of Rome in the West.
By 1550 almost all Italy had been subjugated by the Habsburg ruler CHARLES V, who was both Holy Roman emperor and king of Spain; when Charles abdicated in 1555-56, dividing the Habsburg territories between his brother Emperor FERDINAND I and his son PHILIP II of Spain, Italy was part of the latter's inheritance.
italy1.com /history   (4092 words)

  
 Italy Travel Guide
Italy is a beautiful country but is one of those countries which you probably have some questions and preconceptions, before your coming to this special country.
Italy is certainly much more complex and stimulating than these concepts.
Italy is a country full of interesting things for the casual tourist and the educated tourist, it has deep Roman Catholic roots.
www.justitaly.org   (363 words)

  
 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Italy
The HDI for Italy is 0.940, which gives Italy a rank of17th out of 177 countries with data (Table 1).
Italy ranks 24th out of 75 countries in the GEM, with a value of 0.653.
Italy was mentioned in the Report in pages 34, 67, 68, 69,and 206.
hdr.undp.org /hdr2006/statistics/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_ITA.html   (573 words)

  
 Holiday Traditions - Italy
Christmas, as it is celebrated in Italy, has two origins: the familiar traditions of Christianity blended with the pagan traditions predating the Christmas era.
A delightful, but rapidly disappearing tradition in Italy, is the ushering in of the coming festivities by the "Piferari" or fifers.
Common throughout Italy are the Christmas sweets: "panettone" (cake filled with candied fruit), "torrone" (nougat) and "panforte" (gingerbread) made with hazelnuts, honey and almonds.
www.californiamall.com /holidaytraditions/traditions-italy.htm   (885 words)

  
 Italy, Holy See (Vatican City) and San Marino
U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Italy should take common sense precautions and follow news reports carefully in order to avoid demonstrations and to be aware of heightened security and potential delays when they occur.
Italy has one of the highest rates of car accident deaths in the European Union.
Travelers in northern Italy, especially in winter, should be aware of fog and poor visibility, responsible for multiple-car accidents each year.
travel.state.gov /travel/italy.html   (3030 words)

  
 ESPNsoccernet: Italy Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Italy beat France 5-3 on penalties in the World Cup final after the the two teams finished level at 1-1 after extra time in a dramatic encounter in which French playmaker Zinedine Zidane was sent off.
Italy's opening Euro 2008 qualifier against Lithuania in Naples on Saturday promises to be as much a welcome back party for the World Cup winners as a competitive football match.
Italy need to beat France in next week's Euro 2008 qualifier to show that the World Cup final win was not just down to luck, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said on Tuesday.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=162&cc=5901   (366 words)

  
 ITALY
Italy presents a success story in organic fruit and vegetable production, taking advantage of favourable climate and agronomic conditions and close geographic access to major markets.
Since 1998, Italy is the European country with the largest area farmed organically as well as with the highest number of organic farms.
In central Italy there are 315 outlets (113 in 1999); in the south, 67 (16 in 1999) and 52 on the islands (Sicily and Sardinia: none in 1999).
www.fao.org /DOCREP/004/Y1669E/y1669e0a.htm   (6261 words)

  
 Italy Holiday Guide :: Italy encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In other chapters you'll find tourist information about Italy (Italy travel information) and more about individual regions and cities of interest in Italy (Italy regions and cities).
Some visitors to Italy fall in love with the Mediterranean sun, the culture and the Italian cuisine and decide to stay.
For those we have added Italy Community with real estate, business and other subjects related to living in Italy.
www.italyholidayguide.com /italy_encyclopedia.htm   (188 words)

  
 Italy Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Central Italy, with the adjacent countries, from the Peutingerian Tables constructed about 393 A.D. Classical Atlas by Alexander G. Findlay.
Italy about 1494 Insets: The Milanese under the Visconti, 1339-1402.
Italy 1882 From W. Johnston's "The World an Atlas" 1882.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/italy.html   (302 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
Italy's economy is 63.4 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 60th freest economy.
Italy is ranked 28th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is equal to the regional average.
Italy's banking sector was dominated by the state until a recent series of privatizations and consolidations.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Italy   (951 words)

  
 Italy hotels - reservations, travel lodgings and vacation accommodation
Italy: three thousand years of history, culture and cuisine are enough to tempt anyone to this beautiful country.
Italy has something for everyone - from Roman relics to the canals of Venice to the mountainous Alps.
Milan is one of the many highlights, where their classic gothic architecture meets the italians flair for fashion and design, not to mention the fantastic nightlife.
www.all-hotels.com /italy_hotels.htm   (971 words)

  
 Hostels in Italy - Cheap Youth Hostel
Villa Glicine - Hostel in Syracuse - Italy
The apartment is on the 1st floor with 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom, a single sofa bed in the living room, a bathroom with...
We are a family hostel located in a residential zone of Marina di Pietrasanta, in the centre of Versilia, one of the most famous beach / sea...
www.cheap-hostels-in.com /italy.htm   (1997 words)

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