Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The Italian countryside is one of the most sought out places by tourists, which is filled with lush mountains and impressive vineyards. Almost everything in Italy is fantastic. They have the food, the wine, the people are friendly, etc. Traveling to Italy should be a bucket list item that every tourist should have. With that said, here are some random facts about Italy that you should know about:
Italy is Luxurious
When it comes to fashion, Italy is one of the leading countries. Italian designers such as Nino Cerruti and Valentino are trailblazers in the fashion world. Furthermore, luxurious fashion brands such as Prada, Gucci, Armani, and Versace all come from Italy. When you wear these brands, you’ll surely be able to turn heads around. These are just some italy facts that you should know about.
Luxury is indeed rooted within the culture of Italy. Two of the world’s most luxurious cars are Italian. You’re considered a status symbol if you have at least one car coming from these car companies. These car companies are Ferrari and Lamborghini.
The Top Wine Producer
Hands down, Italy is the world’s top producer of wine. The reason why Italy’s wine is the most sought after is because of the country’s perfect weather, landscape, and other conditions necessary to grow the best grapes needed for fine wine. The volcanic soil in Italy is full of nutrients that allow vignerons to grow unique grape varieties.
Italy Has the Most UNESCO Sites in the World
UNESCO sites are one of the best places to visit if you’re a tourist. Italy has 53 of these places, making it the country with the most UNESCO sites. Having such many tourist spots makes tourism a primary source of income for the country. Some of the places you can visit in the country are:
- Archaeological site of Pompeii
- Botanical Garden,Padua
- Villa d’Este, Tivoli
- The Dolomites
- Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
Christopher Columbus is Italian
Although Christopher Columbus didn’t technically “discover” America, he paved the way for exploration of the new world. These expeditions eventually led to Europeans colonizing the Americas, most notably, the present-day United States of America. Christopher Columbus was born before October 31, 1451, in the city of Genoa, Italy.
Marco Polo is Italian
If Christopher Colombus went west, Marco Polo went east. Marco Polo is an Italian merchant and traveler who was born in Venice, Italy. Traveling through the Silk Road, Marco Polo bought goods such as silk, spices, and other exotic items that were only found in Asia to Europe.
In the past, goods such as spices were worth more than gold. Because of the demand for these goods, expeditions to the east opened up. Conquests by Europeans through Asia have brought them to faraway lands such as Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
The Largest Pizza in the World Was Made in Italy
Aside from wine, the pizza in Italy is to die for. Italians love their pizza so much that they created the world’s biggest pizza in Rome, Italy. Having a staggering surface area of 1,261.65 square meters, the world’s largest pizza was named “Ottavia” in honor of Rome’s first emperor. It took about 48 hours and five professionals to make such a large gluten-free pizza.
Today, a lot of countries all over the world today are at a standstill. Sadly, one of the most hit countries is Italy. It’s a known fact that many are affected in the country. Let’s all hope and wish the people of Italy and everywhere else, a fast and speedy recovery. This article is dedicated to the people of Italy and a reminder of how beautiful their country is.