The largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • The fifth most populous country in Europe with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Italy has the largest number of registered monuments in the world with 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • With a population of 61 million, Italy is the fifth most populous country in Europe.
  • Italy has the eighth largest economy in the world.
  • Excavations and excavations throughout Italy show that cavemen have been present in the country since 200,000 years ago.
  • The Italian mafia supplies 7% of the country’s GDP.
  • More than a third of Italian single men between the ages of 30 and 35 live with their parents.
  • WhatsApp plays an influential role in half of all divorces in Italy!
  • In Italy, there is a bronze statue of Christ in the depths of the sea, which reaches a height of 2.5 meters.
  • Galileo’s middle finger is on display in a museum in Florence, Italy.
  • Mussolini was expelled from a religious boarding school in Italy at the age of 10 for harassing a classmate.
  • A cat in Italy inherited $ 13 million from its owner!
  • In Italy, “pepperoni” is called pepper, and in this country there is no sausage with that name.
  • Tomato is an American product and was not known in Italy until 1540!
  • The oldest university in the world still in use is the University of Bologna in Italy, founded in 1088.
  • Football fans in Italy are called “tifosi”, which means “carrier of typhus”, because their prejudice and interest in football is like a fever!
  • Before other European countries, the fork arrived in Italy to eat pasta.
  • People in Italy spend around 3,000 euros a day on the Troy fountain.
  • About 37% of the population of Argentina (about 12.8 million people) are of Italian descent!
  • One third of Italians has never used the Internet at all.
  • The longest tunnel in the world is 57 km long and stretches under the Alps from Switzerland to Italy. The construction of this tunnel took 17 years.
  • San Marino in Italy is the oldest republic in the world (301 AD) and has the oldest permanent constitution in the world.
  • The name Italy is derived from the word Italia meaning the land of calves. The name was probably due to the fact that the cow was a symbol of the southern tribes of the country.
  • The official name of Italy is the Republic of Italy (Repubblica Italiana).
  • As a land with a history of several thousand years per square kilometer, Italy has more historical monuments and masterpieces than any other country.
  • Approximately four-fifths of Italy is mountainous or hilly.
  • Italy, along with Belgium and France, claim to have invented French fries.
  • The first Italian cookbook was written by Bartolomeo Sicci in 1474.
  • The Italian wolf is an unofficial land animal with a history of several thousand years. This wolf plays an essential role in ancient Roman mythology.
  • Parmesan, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella, Provolone and Ricotta cheeses were made by the Italians.
  • The University of Rome is one of the oldest universities in the world and was founded in 1303 by the Catholic Church.
  •  The University of Rome is also the largest university in Europe with 150,000 students.
  • The Vatican is the only country in the world that can lock its gates at night.
  • The country has its own telephone, radio, television station, money and stamps.
  • The author of Pinocchio’s story, Carlo Collodi, who lived from 1826 to 1890, was an Italian.
  • In 1693, about 100,000 people died in a major earthquake in Sicily.
  • No other country in Europe has a volcano as big as Italy.
  • Italy also suffered from the plague and the Black Death in the mid-fourteenth century, which was brought to Genoa by Italian merchants from the Middle East. The recovery from the situation created intellectual growth and helped humanity and the renaissance.
  • Although Italy’s economy lagged behind other European countries in the first half of the twentieth century, it is now one of the largest economies in the world.
  • Italian is a romantic language derived from the dialect spoken by the people during the last years of the Roman Empire.
  • More than 50 million tourists visit Italy every year, and tourism is vital to the country’s economy. About 63% of Italy’s national income comes from tourism.
  • Italy is one of the fashion leaders in the world. Brands such as Gucci, Versace, Armani and Prada belong to Italy.
  • Italy produces sports cars such as Ferrari and Lamborghini.
  • The first violin was probably made in the 15th century in the workshop of Andrea Amati in Cremona.