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The Colosseum in Rome, built 70 – 80 AD considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.


Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes


Giorgio Napolitano, 11th President of the Italian Republic


Religion Most of the people in italy belived the religeon of “Roman Catholicism.� Most Italians believed in God or a spiritual life force.

74% of Italian citizens responded that they believe there is a God,16% answered that they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force and 6% answered that they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, God, or life force.


Education Bologna University is the oldest school in the world, found in 1088.

La Sapienza University in Rome is Europe's largest, with 140,000 students.


The city of Venice, built on 117 islands


Luciano Pavarotti, is one of the most famous tenors of all time Songs: We Are the World, Turandot, Opera, Act III: Nessun Dorma!, "La Donna è Mobile“, "Una furtiva lagrima“, 'O Sole Mio, Caruso, Nessun dorma!, "Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Brindisi), Baby Can I Hold You Tonight - (with Tracy Chapman), Passione, "Recondita armonia“, "Che gelida manina“, "Donna non vidi mai“, Hero, Funiculì, Funiculà, "O soave fanciulla“, You Are So Beautiful, Torna a Surriento, Mamma, Mi batte il cor...O Paradiso!, La Bohème, Opera, Act I: Che Gelida Manina, It's Probably Me, La Fille Du Régiment, Opera, Act I: Ah Mes Amis - Pour Mon Âme, Chitarra Romana, Santa Lucia luntana, etc.


The Italian football team during the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Football is the most popular sport in Italy


Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, one of the 200 Italian traditional specialties protected under European law


Great fire in Rome In 64 AD there was a fire in Rome which began in 19 July. According to Tacitus, the fire spread quickly and burned for six days. Only four of the fourteen districts of Rome escaped the fire; three districts were completely destroyed and the other seven suffered serious damage. It was said by Cassius Dio that Nero, the emperor at the time, sang the "Sack of Ilium" in stage costume as the city burned.


Purple In the olden days, “Purple” was a royal colour. So no one except the “Emperor” was allowed to dress in “Purple”


Italy - Phi Phi Leung