Do you know how old Italy really is? Any idea what Italy actually means or who Alessandro Volta is? No? Then you'd better read these 21 fun facts about Italy to get clued up before you go.

Trevi FountainSource: italiantrips.com

153 YearsSource: eatingitalyfoodtours.com

VolcanoesSource: eupedia.com

Vatican CitySource: sciencekidz.co.nz

UNESCOSource: unesco.org 

ThermometerSource: mymelange.net

ShakespeareSource: lifeinitaly.com

School AgeSource: dera.ioe.ac.uk

PizzaSource: lifeinitaly.com

PinocchioSource: literaturepage.com

Pasta ConsumptionSource: pastafits.org

Old populationSource: knowledge.allianz.com

Name ItalosSource: eupedia.com

LilliesSource: mymelange.net

Italian RepublicSource: comenius-ourstory.com

Fourth Most VisitedSource: lifeinitaly.com

WineSource: italianwinecentral.com

Coffee and AlcoholSource: coffeeresearch.org

Best CuisineSource: roughguides.com

Alessandro VoltaSource: reekoscience.com

 

Things not to miss in Italy

From the stunning Amalfi coast to the artworks of the Vatican, here are the top things not to miss in Italy.

Explore more of Italy with the Rough Guide to Italy. Book hotels for your trip and don't forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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