Shining a Spotlight on Italy

Many people have a dream.  They want to vacation in Italy or move and live there permanently.  Did you know that Italy is a country of choice for some expatriates? It’s not so unbelievable.  After all, Italy invented pizza!  🙂  I only know Italy from watching movies and travel shows and reading about it.  Here are some interesting and fun facts about this European country.

* Italy is shaped like a boot!

* Italy has the lowest birthrate in all of Europe.

* Naples introduced the world to pizza!

* In Ivrea they celebrate Lent by throwing oranges at each other.

* Every day 3,000 Euro get thrown into the Trevi Fountain.

* Florence Nightingale was named for the city of her birth.

* Rome is known as the “Eternal City” and the “Caput Mundi”.

Want to know more a little more?

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In the USA, the month of October is Italian-American Heritage Month.

  • If you have not already been there, is Italy on your bucket list for places to visit before you die?

    • Yes
    • No
  • If you’re not already an Italian patriot or citizen, would you ever consider expatriating to Italy?

    • Yes
    • No
  • When you think of Italy, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

    • Pizza
    • Rome
    • Trevi Fountain
    • Vatican City
    • Fashion
    • Other (see comments)
  • Which city in Italy would you want to see first?

    • Rome
    • Venice
    • Sicily
    • Naples
    • Milan
    • Other (see comments)
  • Do you like Italian food? Most people do!

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Italy reminds me of a certain scenario during my college days. I became popular in a certain class for answering a question about the Pope and the government. That was an example of the “first impression lasts”. Never reached the place but, yes, one of my dreams to be able to visit the place someday.

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