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Mainland Italy extends southward into the Mediterranean Sea as a large boot-shaped peninsula. This extension of land has forced the creation of individual bodies of water, namely the Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Ligurian Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea

The Apennine Mountains (a range of the Alps) form the backbone of the Italian peninsula, and they extend south through Italy, then directly beneath the narrow Strait of Messina to cover much of Sicily. These mountains consist of several chains and they form the peninsula’s watershed, as several rivers rise in the upper elevations, including the Arno and the Tiber.

Much of Italy is volcanic in origin, and today a few of its many volcanoes are active, including Sicily’s Mt. Etna,Stomboli in the Aeolian Islands, and volcanologists are constantly monitoring Mt. Vesuvius near Naples, as it has the potential to erupt at anytime.

Italian culture has a rich history that includes art, classic architecture, popular traditions, and customs. Includes links to trends in Italy today as well as resources on folklore, history, and artistic traditions.

Italy is famous for fashion design, good food, car designs and so many other thinks. Is the ideal place for vacations to explore new places and experiences.

Italian food is more than just pizza and spaghetti. There’s a wide range of ingredients, flavors, and dishes to experiment with in your own home.“Italian food is really a celebration of produce, and protein is a secondary thought. A typical Italian meal will start with a big plate of antipasti, which are predominantly vegetables (like pepperoni, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts) and a selection of cured meats (like prosciutto and capicola). Then it moves on to a small pasta dish, which is followed by a light protein—perhaps a leg of lamb, simply but deliciously prepared.

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