Italy Travel Overview

Italy Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Roma (See more on ITYPEJOB.COM)

Official language: Italian

Currency: Euro (exchange rates)

Continent: Southern Europe

Italy vacation

In addition to sun, sand and sea, a holiday in Italy also offers a lifestyle, excellent food with the best wine and lots of culture.

According to Countryaah, Italy is located in the south of Europe and covers an area of ​​more than 300,000 km 2. The country’s outlines resemble a “boot”. Every year, thousands of tourists spend their holidays in this country, which is best known for pizza, spaghetti and gelato. Italy has a lot to offer for a vacation: from beach holidays on the Adriatic to city ​​breaks with sightseeing in ancient Rome, a ride in a gondola through the canals of Venice or a visit to an opera in the Arena of Verona or a shopping tour in theFashion metropolis Milan.

City vacation in Italy

If you want to go on a city break in Italy, you will find many cities on the “boot” that are suitable for a vacation. First of all, Rome, the capital, should be mentioned. A visit to this historic city and the home of the Pope, the Vatican, should not be missing on any vacation. There are numerous sights to visit here, such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain or St. Peter’s Basilica.

While Rome is in the south of Italy, Venice, another world famous city, is in the north of Italy. Venice has gained fame mainly because it was built in a lagoon, directly on the water. In addition to a ride in a gondola through the city’s canals, there are many sights to discover for tourists spending their vacation in Italy. For example, the St. Mark’s Church, the Rialto Bridge, on which there is a market, or the Bridge of Sighs, which was previously used as a prison and in which Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned in the 18th century.

Verona, famous for a work by William Shakespeare, is also ideal for a vacation. Here you can follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet or just visit an opera in the Verona Arena.

Finally, Tuscany is also recommended for a vacation. The main tourist destination is Florence, with the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. Many tourists also come to Italy to visit the famous “Leaning Tower” in the city of Pisa.

Beach vacation in Italy

Italy also offers numerous holiday destinations for beach holidaymakers. Many well-known places on the Adriatic such as Jesolo, Bibione, Lignano or Carole invite tourists to spend their vacation there with their wonderful beaches. Regardless of whether it is a family vacation or a hen party, the coastal towns have a wide range of options, from swimming to parties.


Currency (sub-unit)

Euro (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

EUR / 978


Continent: Europe

Region: south

Geo coordinates: N 41 ° 52 ’19 ” E 12 ° 34′ 2.6″

Highest mountain: Monte Bianco (4,807 m)

Total area: 301,230 km²

Mainland: 294,020 km²

National border: 1,932 km

Coastline: 7,600 km


Dependency: Unification of the State in 1861

Formerly dependent states: Libya until 1949
Vatican until 1929

UN member since: 1955

Other political affiliation: European Union since 1957

Form of government: Democratic Republic

Houses of Parliament: bikameral

Party system: Multi-party system

State building: decentralized

Political culture: Civic culture

Particularities: close entanglement of media, business and political power


Italy GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Tropical fruits, wine, machines, textiles

BSP: $ 1,682,441,000,000

GDP: $ 1,717,421,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 1,768,000,000,000

Economic growth: 0.6%

GDP share of agriculture: 2%

GDP share of industry: 30.3%

GDP share of services: 67.7%

Inflation rate: 2.1%

Unemployment: 7.5%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 110.2%

Export: $ 408.2 billion

Import: $ 404.7 billion

Foreign debt: $ 964 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 67,270,000,000

Electricity consumption: 308,230 million KWh

Gas reserves: 226,500 million m³

Gas production: 12,860 million m³

Gas consumption: 79,000 million m³

Oil reserves: 587 million m³

Oil production: 140,800 million m³

Oil consumption: 1,893,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 35.21%

Bovine: 6,220,000 pieces

Pigs: 9,298,000 pieces

Sheep: 11,120,000 pieces

Fishing: 524,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 58.133.500

Residents in cities: 39,344,000

Minorities: Germans, Franco-Provençals, Slovenes

Average age: 42.2 years

0-14 years: 13.8%

15-64 years: 66.5%

> 65 years: 19.7%

Population growth: 0.04%

Birth rate: 8.72 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 10.4 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 2.06 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.96

Fertility: 1.28 children / woman

Infant mortality: 5.83 ‰

Life expectancy men: 76.88 years

Life expectancy women: 82.94 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: IT

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: ITA

ISO 3166 numeric: 380

Top Level Domain: it

IOC country code: ITA


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 30,040,000

Cell Phones: 56,912,000

Radios: 51,660,000

TV: 30,660,000

Computer: 18,220,000

Internet users: 24,320,000


Railway lines: 19,431 km

Paved roads: 485,122 km

of which expressways: 6,621 km

Cars: 35,171,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 591

Pipelines: 18,471


Number of doctors: 356.820

Daily food intake: 3,700 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 190,000


Illiteracy: 1 %


Foundation: 753 BC Chr.

Last sovereign since: -1861 BC Chr.


Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: 90% Catholics (2002); 50,000 Protestants; 30,000 Jews (1997), growing proportion Muslim


Prison inmates: 57,800


Armed forces (troop strength): 190,000

Main battle tank: 716

Battleships: 24

Submarines: 11

Warplanes: 410

Helicopter: 170

Defense Spending: $ 33,086,400,000