Italian Republic


(L) A location of Italy in Europe (R) Satellite image of Italy

Italy
Italy ( Italian Republic ) is a country located on the boot-shaped Italian Peninsula in the southern area of Europe,
with two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. The land of Italy shares its northern Alpine
boundary, with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The total area of Italy is 301,230 square kms. A volcano
in Italy is only active in the mainland Europe. The total population is estimated about 60,000,000, the fourth
largest in European Union. The GDP in Italy was $2,314 trillion in 2008, the 7th largest economy in the world.
Tourism is one of the fastest growing and most profitable sectors. The 43.7 million tourists arrive from abroad,
and the total receipts are estimated to be $42.7 billion. Italy is the fourth highest tourist earner in the world.
Source: Wikipedia.

(L) A military campaign led by the revolutionary general Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1860.
(R) A map depicting the borders of Western Europe after the Treaties of Utrecht and Rastatt

(From left) The fascist stamp, promoting a colonial art exhibition in 1934
The Romanesque Baptistry of Florence
Villa Olmo, in Como, an excellent example of neo-classical architecture in Italy
Italian explorer, Marco Polo
Masks worn during the carnival of Venice

(L) Lamborghinis, an Italy's most iconic super car (M) Wind turbines near Frigento, Campania, Italy
(R) The chart shows the population 1960-2006. The number of inhabitants is in thousands.
Source: Wikipedia

イタリア共和国( Repubblica Italiana )はイタリア半島の大部分とシチリア(シシリア)島、サルデーニャ島とから構成される。
フランス、スイス、オーストリアなどと国境をを接する。人口は5,800万人ほど、通貨はユーロを使用する。今回訪問した
シチリア島の人口は500万人、パレルモ市が州都である。かって喫煙は食文化の花と言われていたお国柄であるが、2005年から
実施された禁煙法によって状況は180度転換した。以下はどのように変わったか、その現状をご報告する。

Smoking Ban on Restaurants and Bars in Italy
イタリア喫煙規制情報

 Dr. Miyamoto's photogallary: Italy 2006

イタリア

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The article was written in May 2006, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.




Italia Rail: Trenitalia/Rome to Palermo
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