To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. Yesterday we presented to you our #9, Netherlands. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts we like about Italy, which comes 8th by number of guests with 3611 guest.
There are two independent states within the country: the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City.
Galileo’s middle finger is on display at the Florence History of Science Museum.
The country has 51 UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is more than any other country in the world. Those include the Archeological areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata; the City of Verona; Costiera Amalfitana; the historic center of Florence, Rome and many more.
The oldest European university in continuous operation is the University of Bologna. It was founded in 1088.
Italian Traffic Police has two Lamborghini Gallardo in service.
Eau de Cologne was invented in 1709 by the Italian Giovanni Maria Farina. This happened after he migrated to the German city of Köln (spelled Cologne in other languages).