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Italy

Italy
  • Capital

    Capital

    Rome

  • Local time

    Local time

    8:08

  • Population

    Population

    60.5 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +39

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Italy

Italy
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Rome

  • Local time

    Local time

    8:08

  • Population

    Population

    60.5 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +39

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 2 671

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 2.14 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    832mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    301 230 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    22%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    32%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    44%

  • Railways

    Railways

    16724km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    28.86 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Italian

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic approx. - 90 %
    Protestant
    Jewish

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    98.8%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Italian
    German
    French

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    356 850

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    28.3%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    6 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.3%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    fruits, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives, beef

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    75%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    17%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    320 411kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    46 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    96

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What not to do when visiting Italy

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Don't point with your index finger and pinkie finger at the same time - it's extremely vulgar in Italy.

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Don't forget to dress properly - clothes and appearance is important to Italians.

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Don't order a cappuccino after 11 AM. Seriously. Only in the morning.

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"Topolino" is the name for Mickey Mouse in Italy.

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Don't be shy to speak up if you are interrupted - not doing so can be seen as a sign of weakness, not politeness.

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Don't give anything in quantity of 17, as 17 is considered to be bad luck or a doomed number.

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Don't forget to give your host a nice gift such as gift-wrapped chocolate, a wine or flowers, but not in black or gold, as those colours are reserved for funerals.

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Don't give a brooch, handkerchiefs, or knives as they connote sadness.

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Don't forget to cover your shoulders, knees and midriff when visiting churches. You can wear a scarf, but don't wear a hat inside.

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Did you know

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The coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity.

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Don't hide your hands when dining - keep both hands (but no elbows) above the table when dining, even when you are finished.

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Don't add ketchup to pasta or cut it.

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Don't make comments about the state of the South if you're in the North or vice versa.

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Don't exchange business cards at social occasions, but it's a norm at business functions and meetings.

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Don't forget to insist repeatedly that you don't want more food once you are full. Place your fork and knife on the right side of the plate when finished.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The first city to mint its own gold coins was Florence, Italy in 1252.

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Don't eat with your hands and don't leave the table during dinner - it's considered rude.

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Don't talk about religion, Vatican, Mafia and politics, or questions about private family concerns.

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Don't talk about fascism.

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Don't mention you're Juventus fan if you're in Florence or Milan, a Roma fan if you're in Naples or a Bologna fan if you're in Fiorentina.

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Don't get involved in any drugs and trafficking of illegal drugs - there are severe jail sentences and fines.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Italy was home to the Republic of Venice, the world’s longest continuously operating republic.

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Don't give even number of flowers, don't give chrysanthemums - they are used for funerals.

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Don't enter a taxi without a meter.

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Don't keep wallets in pockets or handbags. Carry only what is needed for the day.

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Don't use first names in Italian business. Personal and professional titles are used constantly in either causal conversation or formal writing.

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Don't show up 10 minutes early - Italians are not always super punctual. Be ready to wait few minutes before Italian counterpart appears.

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Don't bring up the Mafia in Italy, especially in the South.

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Don't order Pizza Hawaii nor ask for any fruit on your pizza.

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Don't say "Ciao" to everyone - it's generally used between the friends. Use "Buon Giorno" or "Buona Sera" when entering/leaving shop or restaurant.

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Don’t forget to make an excellent first impression and behave - the first impressions guide Italians.

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Don’t get offended by Italian communication style - Italians are very expressive communicators. They tend to be wordy, emotional and demonstrative, using facial and hand gestures, often interrupting others when speaking.

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Don't ask for Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano) - always wait for the waiter to offer you some "formaggio".

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Don't swim in the fountains.

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Don’t give Chrysanthemums - they are used for funerals. Red flowers usually indicate secrecy, and yellow flowers mean jealousy.

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Don’t wrap gifts in black (used for mourning) or purple (bad luck) colours.

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Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Don't order a 'large coffee'. Drink espresso like a local.

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Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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Don't rely only on museums to see the art - you can see plenty of beautiful arts in churches and admission is for free.

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Don't order non-Italian wine or don't stick only to the wines you know. Order the local wine.

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Don't take photos in the Sistine Chapel.

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Don't assume everyone speaks English.

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Don't expect public transportation to run on time always.

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Don't take taxis everywhere - better to bring comfortable shoes and discover the best parts of the city.

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Don't stick only to the most popular attractions, you shouldn't overlook more under-the-radar spots that locals love.

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