Map of Italy listing major cities + interesting facts.

Map of Italy with major cities + interesting facts.


The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Italy:


Italy – unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe, located primarily upon the Italian Peninsula. Italy is the birthplace of Western civilization.

It is where Ancient Rome originated as a small agricultural community about the 8th century BC, which spread over the course of centuries into the colossal Roman empire, encompassing the whole Mediterranean Sea and merging the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures into one civilization.

This civilization was so influential that parts of it survive in modern law, administration, philosophy and arts, forming the ground that the Western world is based upon.


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