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Italy is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. Since classical times, ancient Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Greeks established settlements in the south of Italy, with Etruscans and Celts inhabiting the center and the north of Italy, respectively, and various ancient Italian tribes and Italic peoples dispersed throughout the Italian Peninsula and insular Italy. The Italic tribe, known as the Latins, formed the Roman Kingdom, which eventually became a republic that conquered and assimilated other nearby civilizations.

Ultimately the Roman Empire emerged as the dominant power in the Mediterranean basin, conquering much of the ancient world and becoming the leading cultural, political, and religious center of Western civilization. The legacy of the Roman Empire is widespread and can be observed in the global distribution of civilian law, republican governments, Christianity, and the Latin script.

Italian culture has had a significant influence on many other cultures, and there are many famous museums in Italy. Featured in “Joy of Museums are the following:

Rome Museums and Historical Sites

Florence Museums

Milan Museums

Bologna Museums


  • Country:                        Italian Republic or Italy
  •  Italian:                          Repubblica italiana or Italia
  • Capital:                          Rome
  • Official languages:        Italian
  • Population                    60.6 million

Italian Proverbs and Quotes

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“He that promises too much means nothing.”
– Italian Proverb


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