Did you know these fun things about Italy? – Part 2
Did you know these fun things about Italy? I bet you had no idea how fun and amazing this Mediterranean and sunny country is! But no life should go by without a visit to Italy. So before you prepare to book your plane tickets, your Venice car hire and your Venice airport transfer (assuming you choose to make a romantic trip with your better half).
So here are a few more proofs of just how fun and interesting Italy is:
The legendary founders of Rome and the brothers Romulus and Remus, who in 753 BC set up the soundations of what would many, many centuries later be Italy. They were said to have been raised by a she-wolf. Today, the symbol of Italy is the wolf as a tribute to this noble animal.
Pizza, one of the most recognizable foods in the world, was invented in Naples in the 1860s. To me, its history seems pretty recent, doesn’t it? With how wide-spread this amazingly popular food is everything around the world, you’d think it’s been with us forever.
Almost five fifths of Italy is mountainous or hills area. The Alps are some of the tallest and youngest mountains in the world. And maybe there is no wonder people love going here to ski and play in the sun, but also to hike and enjoy the wonderful nature.
Founded in 1303, the University of Rome is one of the oldest in the world.
Carlo Collodi’s children book masterpiece, “Pinocchio” was first published in a newspaper. Today, it is one of the most popular and beloved, didactic and hailed children’s book in the world.
You may already know that Vatican is the smallest nation in the world. But did you know the city-state has its own phone company, radio, TV, money and stamps, as well as its own army, the Swiss Guard?