is located in Rome, Italy. Vatican City is not part of Italy, it is an independent country. The Pope who is the head of the Roman Catholic Church and he lives in the Vatican City.
Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north which is cold in
the winter and hot in the summer ; hot, dry in south.
Italy is mostly rugged and mountainous with the Alps in northern Italy and the
stretching from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast. There are some plains and coastal lowlands in Italy.
Italy has a variety of
: clothes, shoes and furniture designers; auto, computer and electronic equipment
manufacturing; and tourism.
Italy is famous for its
, grapes, tomatoes, and cheeses.
grow on the mountainsides in southern Italy. Grapes are used to make wine as Italy is one of the largest wine producers in the world. Italian cheeses like
parmesan and mozzarella
are also popular around the world.
-Between 1300 and 1600 Europe was transformed.
It was a time of artistic and cultural innovation