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Italy Fast Facts

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Population: 60,589,445
Capital City: Rome
Climate: Humid Subtropical

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Language: Italian
International Dialing Code: +39
President: Sergio Mattarella

Information on Italy: One Of The Most Culturally Rich Countries in Europe

If you’re looking for quintessential Old World lifestyle, Italy deserves your attention. The old towns are charming, and the countryside between is pleasant. Even excluding the big cities like Rome, there is enough here to keep your interest and to support a fully appointed life on the Continent. What’s more, life here can be much more affordable than back home.

Stitching together seascapes with lush mountain valleys, Abruzzo is one of Italy’s secret treasures—and you’ll love it. No over-crowding, no heavy industry. Hiding away down its curvy roads are castles, vineyards, and villages made of stone and memory. Life in the Abruzzo hasn’t changed that much over the years, and it’s like wandering into a gentler, kinder yesterday…a yesterday with little or no crime and neighbors who watch out for each other.

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Enjoy Italian City Living For Less In Turin, Northern Italy

If you'd like to explore the pleasures of city living in Italy—but Rome, Florence, and Venice are too expensive, too over-touristed, or both—you might consider exploring one of its other treasures... the northern Italian city of Turin (Torino to the locals). Since it burst onto the scene as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics, the emphasis on tourism and livability has continued in this historically industrial city, former home of Fiat (the headquarters of which moved to the Netherlands following its...

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