Area: 301,388 Square Kilometers.
Population: 60.59 Million (2017 by Euro Stat)
Official Languages: Italian
Date Format: YYYY-MM-DD
Main Cities: Milan, Rome, Turin, Verona, Venice, Naples, Florence, Bologna, Lecce, Perugia, Genoa, Bari
Italy is a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Capital city is Rome, home of landmark art and ancient ruins. Italy lies in Southern Europe. It shares borders with Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France. There are two small countries within Italy San Marino and Vatican City (World’s smallest country). Italy is well known for its cuisine, fashion and sports cars.
Education is compulsory in Italy from 6 to 16 years of age and divided into 5 stages: kindergarten (scuola dell’infanzia), primary school (scuola primaria or scuola elementare), lower secondary school (scuola secondaria di primo grado or scuola media inferiore), upper secondary school (scuola secondaria di secondo grado or scuola media superiore) and university (università). Education is free for Italian and European citizen. And they charge certain fees for international students in public universities/colleges who are not from Europe. It is not expensive comparing to other country. Italy has both public and private education system. The education provided by public is much better comparing to private institution so getting admission in Italian Public Universities is really hard.
Colleges and Universities in Italy:
|University of Turin||Politecnico di Milano|
|University of Milan||Villa Aurora College|
|University of Padua||Accademia del Lusso, Milan|
|Polytechnic University of Turin||Florence Design Academy|
|University of Palermo||Style, Design College, Milan|
|Bocconi University||IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan|
|University of Florence||Accademia Italian|
|Università degli Studi Pegaso||NECA New Etruia College Association|
|University of Bologna||Swiss School of Management – Leadership Study Abroad Program (LSAP)|
|Sapienza University of Rome||Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Milan|
|University of Salerno||
|University of Brescia||
|University of Catania||
|The University of Pavia||
|University of Verona||
|University of Parma||
|University of Genoa||
|Marche Polytechnic University||
|University of Insubria||
Facts about Italy:
- In central Italy, there is a fountain that flows red wine 24 hours a day.
- Italian cuisine is spread worldwide especially in Europe and United States.
- Home of he one of the oldest universities in the world. The University of Bologna was founded somewhere around the year 1000.
- Italy is the fifth most populous country in Europe.
- More than 30% of Italians don’t use the internet.
- Italy has the highest number of U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Sites.
- The larger producer of wine.
- Milan is one of the fashion capitals of the world.
- Number 17 is considered unlucky in Italy.
- Leonardo da Vinci was Italian. So were Christopher Columbus, Galileo and Dante Alighieri.
- Italian Traffic Police has two Lamborghini Gallardo in service.
- More than a third of single Italian men between the ages of 30 and 35 live with their parents.
- Italians are highly educated. More than 99% can write and read.