Italy At A Glance

Capital: Rome

Currency: Euro (1 euro is equal to 1.17 USD)

Language: Italian

Climate: Rome’s average temperature in January is 45 °F, 76 °F in July

Popular Cuisine: Ravioli, Nougat, Bruschetta, Pizza Napoletana, Gnocchi, Tiramisu, Risotto

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Italy’s capital was founded around 753 BC. It was both the capital of the Roman Empire and a major Renaissance Center. Some highlights to visit include the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Catacombs


Florence is located in central Italy and was one of the wealthiest cities during the medieval era. The city is known for its Renaissane art and architecture and for being home to the Medici family. Sites to visit include Ponte Vecchio, the Piazza del Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Museum of Fashion and Costume


Milan is located in northern Italy and one of the world’s four fashion capitals. It is also known as a leader in art, design, commerce, entertainment, education, and finance. Sites to see include the Duomo di Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Pinacoteca di Brera, Fondazione Prada, and the Castello Sforzesco


Genoa is a port city known for its central role in maritime trade. In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and the Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.