Fun Facts and Trivia
Did you know?
1: Do you know what the colors of the Italian Flag represent?

One popular version says:
Green stands for Hope
White stands for Faith
Red stands for Charity

Another version claims:
Green stands for the Italian Landscape
White stands for the white snow of the Swiss Alps
Red stands for the blood of the Italian people

2: The official name of Italy is the Italian Republic and the name "Italy" come from the Greek word "italos", which means calf.
3: In 1863 Italy became a unified country
4: The total area of Italy is 301,230 sq. km, which makes it marginally bigger than New Zealand
5: Ancient Italy was the cradle of Roman civilizations, the first and largest empire in Europe, North Africa and the Near East
 
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