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Transcript of Italy
Ferrogosto is celebrated on the fifteenth of August, and it celebrates the rise of Mary to join her son Jesus in heaven Facts Behind the flag! Landmarks There are several flags that were before this particular flag.
The red stands for charity, the green represents hope and the white represents faith. Miranda And Zach Italian Dishes Italy Italy
*Capital is Rome
Two Major Cities
Venice is important because it is one Italy's most beautiful and romantic cities. It is unique because it is built on a lagoon.
Florence is one of the most important Renaissance architectural and art centers. Manarola Currency Leaning Tower of Pisa Canal Of Venice The Colosseum Pizza
Garlic Italian bread
Spaghetti and meatballs Trevi Fountain largest and most famous fountain in Italy
Stands 85 feet high and 65 feet wide
the money collected from the fountain is donated to a Italian charity oldest town in Italy
known for fishing and wine making Stood upright for five years
because the tower leaned the completion of the tower was halted for 100 years
The clay foundation can not handle the weight of the building 15 million people visit the canal each year
the canal stretches over 2.5 miles
there are approximately 170 buildings on the canal Used for Gladiator contest such as mock sea battles, and battles from mythology.
the games played in the Colosseum are said to have taken 500,000 people and over a million wild animals. Native Clothing
women wore a camicia an underdress, sleeves, an overdress and a partlet
Men wore an undershirt and underwear, tights, a doublet, sleeves and a surcoat Native Clothing Background Information
Italy uses the Euro
1 Euro equals $1.35 Currency An era of parliamentary government came to an end in the early 1920's when Benito Mussolini developed a Fascist dictatorship.
A democratic Republic was established in 1946.
Current government is a republic Former Leaders Gained Independence March 17, 1861 King Victor Emmanuel II
Benito Mussolini Chief of State:President Giorgio Npolitano
Prime Minister:Mario Monti Fun Facts An average Italian consumes about 26 gallons of wine a year!
Italy is slightly larger than Arizona
The average Italian consumes 25 kilograms of pasta a year
Italy owes much of its prosperity to thousands of small private family enterprises