Cultural facts about Italy

Did you know that…

Italy has…

5600 cultural, historical and archaeological sites,

95,000 monumental churches,

40,000 forts and castles,

The world’s most beautiful art cities (Firenze, Roma, Venezia, Torino, Palermo, Napoli, Lecce),

Approximately 50 Opera Houses (Venezia’s La Fenice, Milan’s La Scala, Verona’s Arena, Pelermo’s Teatro Massimo),

49 UNESCO sites (Italy has the most UNESCO sites in the world)

7458 km of coastline (28 Marine Protected Areas – 248 beaches awarded with the Blue Flag) ,

24 National Parks (equal to 5% of the national terrain)

Endless and amazing opportunities for those seeking vacations dedicated to sports and physical activities ,

Approximately 100 thermal spa centres,

A large number of beautiful and evocative mountain localities, ideal for visiting any time of the year,

Approximately 200 lakes renowned for their incomparable beauty, each one characterized by distinctive features,

The best cuisine in the world,

Extraordinary wines,

Unique and fascinating events of international interest,

Friendly people…..and much more!!



A single play with 20 characters: Italy’s 20 regions, small or big jewel-chests which shelter diverse treasures, all of them equally valuable. Like so many pieces united to form a unique mosaic, Italy, as beautiful as a film…





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