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About

Italy is part of the EU. You can recognize Italy on the world map if you see a boot-shaped country. Italy has a varied landscape full of mountains (like the Alps) and rivers. When we think about Italy, we think about shopping and good food. Italy has some huge cities, such as Milan. Milan is great for shopping, but it is also great for business. Since Italian people are very family-oriented, there are numerous small and medium businesses. These businesses keep running through the families, for example, the car brand ‘Fiat’ is run by one family. When going to Italy, there are a lot of historical buildings and statues to visit, originated from the Roman era. 

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Food

Italian food, the best cuisine in the world if you ask us. Italian people eat three times a day, and in the evening they eat around 8 pm, which is a little late. Italian people can eat a lot. During dinner time, they begin with a starter and this usually is pasta. The main dish can also be pasta, pizza or steak or whatever. Generally, the dessert is ice cream with coffee. As you can see, they actually eat two main dishes. Normally you eat some bread as a starter. I talked a little bit about it, but the things you must try in Italy are: pizza, pasta, lasagna, risotto, tiramisu, coffee and ice cream. I bet you have ever eaten one of these things before, but everything tastes better in Italy. 

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Culture

The spoken language in Italy is Italian. A lot of the inhabitants speak this language, namely 93% percent of the inhabitants. Family is important for the Italians. Because of this importance, they have periodic family gatherings where the whole family comes together. Italians find it sometimes hard to take advice from strangers; they prefer to take advice from the people around them, like their family or friends. The major group of the inhabitants is catholic which kinda makes sense because the Vatican in Rome is the centre of Catholicism. 

Famous business people

Chiara Ferragni, Santo Versace, Ernesto Bertarelli, Lorenzo Borghese, Massimo Cellino. 

  • Italy is part of the EU, so there is free traffic of goods. 
  • There is a VAT percentage on goods of 0% and there is free traffic of goods.
  • The currency in Italy is the Euro.