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Discover what makes Italy famous with our selection of 40 things that are typically Italian things Italy is known for!

What do you think of, when you think about Italy? If I say Italy, do you picture: food, art, history, sports cars or maybe soccer?

I am from Rome and every time I hear the word Italy, my mind conjures up a mix of many things: most are positive, some are amusing and some are not quite as fun but nonetheless typically Italian!

Today I put together this list with Italian things Italy is famous for, spanning from Italian cuisine to movies, via the Italian language and Italy’s most famous attractions.

I hope you enjoyed this list and it helps answer the question: what is Italy famous for?

What is Italy famous for?

Italy is famous for many reasons.

Italian food is considered among the best in the world. Italy is famous for the Renaissance and the incredible artists it produced.

Italy is famous for its tourism, its art cities and unique scenery. Italy is also known for its language, its opera, its fashion and its luxury brands. It is also known for its football team!

Here is our list of the top things that make Italy famous in all these categories.

Typically Italian things Italy is famous for

Pasta

Food is one of the main reasons Italy is known abroad and the country’s obsession with pasta is well documented!

Italians consume 23Kg of pasta each every year and pasta comes, literally, in all shapes and sizes: there are over 300 types of pasta shapes in Italy alone!

Pasta dishes differ from one region to another but some have risen to international fame.

Carbonara from Rome, pesto from Genova and Bolognese from Bologna (called ragu’ in Italian) are only some of the most famous examples.

Pizza

Another mention of an obvious but very Italian specialty no list of things that make Italy famous can skip: pizza!

Pizza as we know it today, with tomato sauce and mozzarella, was born in Naples. In 1889, chef Raffaele Esposito made pizza for Queen Margherita of Savoy.

In her, in her honor, he made it tricolor like the Italian flag by using tomato sauce (red), mozzarella (white) and basil leaves (green) and called it Margherita.

The most famous pizza in the world was born.

Fun fact: the skill to make Neapolitan Pizza is so unique, UNESCO recognized it as intangible world heritage. You can learn here >>> fun facts about Italian food.

Espresso (caffe’)

Italian breakfast starts with a cup of coffee and coffee flows liberally in Italy as a pick me up in the middle of the morning or after a meal.

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The type of coffee Italy is known for is espresso, a one-shot, short drink served in a small cup with or without milk or sugar.


As famous as espresso is the Italian cappuccino: a drink made of coffee, milk and milk foam, cappuccino takes its name from the color of the mantel of the capuchin friar who invented it and it is one of the most popular breakfast drinks in the country.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert with uncertain origin but most likely from Treviso.

Made with soft lady finer biscuits, coffee, and a mascarpone based cream, it is a luscious and delightful treat.

Find here >>> our tried and tested tiramisu recipe

Cannoli

Cannoli are one of the most famous and delicious creations of Sicilian cuisine and one of the things that make Italy famous.

Cannoli are made with a crunchy outside and a filling of sweet ricotta: they were mainly made famous by movies about the mafia but seriously if you taste the real thing, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about; they are delicious!

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Italian truffles

Truffles are not exclusively Italian, but Italy has several areas where they grow and it is famous for them.

Famous truffles are Tartufi d’Alba (tartufo is truffle in Italian), in Piedmont.

Italian Cheese

Italy produces many varieties of cheese, some so delicious and successful that are one of the many reasons people know Italy for!

Among the most famous there are Parmigiano (parmesan cheese), mozzarella and bufala, and gorgonzola, just to name a few.

Italian Apples

Ok, this is maybe not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of typically Italian things, but Italy is the second-largest producer of apples in Europe!

Italy has several apple-growing regions, with Trentino being one of the biggest. If you are in the EU, check where your apples are from as there is a high chance that they come from Italy!

Read here >>> all about Italian apples

Italian Gelato

Gelato is one of the most famous Italian food creations. Italian gelato is a frozen dessert but has a lot less in common with industrial ice cream than it may seem!

Italian gelato (gelato artigianale) is made at a higher temperature than stbdard ice cream, it contains less air, less fat and it is made with seasonal ingredients.

It is usually consumed as a snack or after a meal, either in a cup or on a biscuit cone.

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Risotto

Risotto is a famous dish from the north of Italy with huge fans around the world.

Risotto comes in many forms, the most famous of all possible being Risotto Alla Milanese, made with saffron and osso buco.

Italian wine

Italy is famous for its delicious wine: wine regions in Italy span the length of the Italian boot and some are so well known to have become famous worldwide.

Among the best-known Italian wine regions, there is Chianti (Tuscany), Valpolicella (Veneto), Langhe (Veneto) and we should not forget Marsala sweet wine from Sicily.

As well as wine, Italy produces excellent after-dinner drinks, called digestif.

Learn here >>> all about after-dinner drinks in Italy

Italian Fashion Houses

Italy is known for fashion houses and designer brands.

Some of the most famous are Valentino, Gucci, Prada, Armani, Versace, Dolce e Gabbana but the list goes on.

You can admire the creations of Italian fashion designers in the many designer shopping streets in Italy and at fashion events such as Milan Fashion Week, one of the most important fashion events.

Italian Luxury Cars

Italy is famous for sports cars, and some of the most luxurious car makers in the world are from Italy.

Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati are among the best known and there are museums dedicated to their history and most beloved models.

Lear here >>> the best car museums in Italy

While not luxurious, Fiat is also a famous Italian car maker. One of the most iconic fiat creations Is fiat 500, appearing in all photos portraying a typical Italian scene!

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Vespa

Vespas scooters have become iconic of Italy.

For people like me, who grew up around them, it is funny to see how they grew to a quintessential Italian thing but they did!

Now several tour operators offer Vespa tours and they are indeed fun and photogenic if you are looking for your typical Italian vacation photograph!

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Opera

Italy has a strong musical tradition and is famous, especially for bel canto or opera.

Opera is traditional in Italy and many renowned opera composers are Italian: Puccini, Verdi, Rossini are only some of the most famous names.

Noticeable Opera Houses and theaters are also in Italy: La Scala in Milan and arena di Verona are two of the most famous.

Many operas are written in Italian, even if set in other locations, such as la Boheme or Madame Butterfly.

History and archaeological sites

Italy has been home to many civilizations, including the Greeks, the Etruscan, the Romans, the Normans and the Arabs.

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This means that in Italy you find relics from all of them and you easily find yourself walking on roads and in and out monuments that are centuries old.

Some of the most ancient ruins In Italy are from Etruscan times (Tuscany and Lazio), Greek times (Paestum, Valley of the Temples and Segesta in Sicily), Roman times (Colosseum and Pompeii).

Towns from the middle ages are found all over Italy, places like Siena and San Gimignano probably being among the most famous.

Medieval times in Tuscany left Italy with the world-famous landscapes with rolling hills and medieval hamlets perched on their dreamy tops.

The Renaissance

The renaissance is a name given to the time in history that marked the passage from the Middle Ages to an era of prosperity, assort of rebirth (Rinascimento in Italian means re-birthing).

The Renaissance was a fantastic time in Italy and many of Italy’ most famous art pieces come from that time.

Famous Italian cities also took shape at that time, Florence being the perfect example of architectural Renaissance mastery.

Italian sculptors and painters

Italy gave birth to many successful painters who are now regarded as masters of their crafts.

Among the several, some of the most famous are Michelangelo (La Pieta’ and David especially), Donatello, Bernini (Apollo and Daphne, The Taking of Proserpina et al) and Canova.

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Famous Italian painters include masters such as Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and Raffaello, active in several parts of Italy and the Vatican.

Art Museums

The vast number of masterpieces in Italy also translates into Italy having stunning museums.

Among the most famous there are Gli Uffizi (Florence), the Vatican Museums (Vatican City, Rome), Accademia (Venice) but the list is long!

Italian Explorers and inventors

Italy is a land of explorers, scientists and inventors. Among the most famous names from Italy, we have Marco Polo, Cristoforo Colombo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and, more recently, inventors such as Marconi and Fermi are only some of the best known.

Piazzas

Piazzas Italian villages and cities are famous for their piazzas, the squares originally at the center of the town used for the market, gatherings etc.

Piazzas are typically Italian even if not unique to the country.

Read here >>> the most beautiful piazzas in Italy

Rome (Roma)

Rome Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the most famous cities in the country and beyond.

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Rome is renowned in its own right under many accounts and attracts each year millions of visitors.

Not all visitors to Italy come to Rome, but most have knowledge of its main attractions: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountains, Spanish Steps and the Vatican are word famous.

You can read here >>> Rome’s main attractions and sights.

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Florence (Firenze)

Florence is known as the cradle of the renaissance and it is one of the most famous cities in Italy.

Florence is renowned for its medieval city center, renaissance art, and fantastic museums.

Find here >>> the most popular attractions in Florence.

Rolling hills and medieval hamlets

At the top of the travel list of Italy tourists you often find a visit to gorgrous rolling hills dotted by cypress trees and medieval hamlets.

This typical Italian landscape is in Tuscany and more precisely in Val d’Orcia, Unesco world heritate natural wonder.

The leaning tower of Pisa

The leaning tower of Pisa is one of the most iconic and famous landmarks in Italy and one that graces the covers of many articles about Italy as a typically Italian sight.

Indeed, the tower of Pisa is unique, and while it is very touristy, it is part of an architectural complex so beautiful, it is often worth facing the crowds for.

Learn here >>> fun and interesting fact sabout the leaning tower of Pisa

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Italian language

Italian language is popular with Italy lovers and people in the field of fashion and music especially. Each year, over 2 million people study Italian as a foregin language.

You can get a sense of common Italian words in our learn Italian section.

Venice (Venezia)

Venice is one of the most famous places in Italy in the world.

A city on water, it is so unique and peculiar may other place got their names or nicknames from it: think of the Venice of the north, little Venice etc.

A city built on water, Venice veiled as a substantial naval and trade power and has a stunning architecture that literally rises from the water.

Landmarks such as San Marco or Rialto and its traditional gondolas are only some of the most iconic of the many things that make Venice a world wonder.

Learn here >>> how to plan a trip to Venice

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a Unesco world heritage site and one of the most iconic landscapes in Italy.

Cinque Terre is the name given to a sequence of five villages in Liguria, characterized by a colorful house perched on high sea cliffs and connected by hiking trails.

These are among the most typical and most visited areas in Italy.

Find here >>> our travel guide to Cinque Terre

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Pompeii (Pompei)

Pompeii needs to introduction.

The ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and remained intact under its ashes is in Italy and, more precisely in the region of Campania, close to Naples.

This is a unique sight and an invaluable archaeological dig in Italy of workd fame.

Milan (Milano)

Italy is also famous for the city of Milan, known to many as a fashion capital, the home of the famous La Scala opera house, the incredible Milan Duomo and Leonardo’s last supper.

Milan is often considered the most international city in Italy.

While this is not necessarily true, the presence of many private enterprises does give the city a modern, European feel you may not find in other parts of Italy.

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Italian Lakes

Italy is famous for having stunning lakes.

Especially lakes in the north of the country attract visitors from all over the world.

Lake Garda is a popular vacation destination for families; lake Como and Lake Maggiore are more upscale and attract celebrities who purchase here stunning homes with views over these breathtaking waters and mountains.

Learn here >>> the most beautiful lakes in Northern Italy

Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana)

The Amalfi coast is a stunning stretch of Italian coastline in Campania and one of the most photographed places in the country.

Blessed with beautiful nature and pretty villages with the stunning sea, it is one d the areas Italy is best known for and very popular, especially with honeymooners and couples, albeit easy to enjoy at almost any age.

Positano, Ravello and Amalfi are among its mosy famous destinations, along with Sorrento and Capri, also in the area.

Learn here >>> how to plan a visit to the Amalfi Coast

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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is the name of a famous movie by Federico Fellini so famous that it became almost synonym of the beautiful life Italian style, intended as attractive women, glamour, drinks in cafes and so on.

The movie is more complex and interesting than this; however, the name stuck and the expression dolce vita is widely used in its literal sense, the sweet life.

With another expression made famous for a move, ‘dolce far niente‘ (sweet doing nothing, from Eat Pray Love), la dolce vita is associated with sweet life lived at a slow pace with good food and beautiful people.

Family (famiglia)


Italy is famous for the hugely important placed on the idea of family, in Italian la famiglia.

The Italian love for family comes in many forms, especially the strong connections with the parents and the elderly and how welcome kids are pretty much everywhere.

So if you travel around Italy with kids, you often do not need to seek out kid-friendly places are most of them are or are willing to accommodate you.

The Italian love for the family, however, doesn’t come anymore in the form of parents with many kids: the birth rate in Italy is notoriously low, and it is common for families to have no one child.

Italian Football (calcio)

Italy is famous for its excellent football players.

The Italian national team has won the world cup four times.

Italy also has a popular national championship, Serie A: its most famous clubs are Juventus, AC Milan, AS Roma, just to name a few.

Leather goods


Italy is famous for the production of excellent leather goods, popular especially in the central part of Italy, that make perfect authentic Italian souvenirs and fashion statements.

Chaos

Not everything Italy is famous for is positive and chaos is also something that many consider typically Italian!

Indeed, Italy is famous for less than Germanic organizations, especially when it comes to driving.

This makes it a potentially enraging place but also adds to the charm, depending on individual disposition and specific situation!

Mafia

Another thing Italy is famous for or I should say infamous for is Mafia.

Many movies talk about it but do not go for those that glamourize it if you want anything but entertainemnt: opt for high-quality Italian documentaries and productions if you want to learn about it in a more realistic way.

Speaking with hands

Another thing Italy is known for, or I should say Italians are known for is hand gestures.

We are notorious for being very active with our hands and some hand gestures are pretty much part of the Italian vocabulary. People make fun of us for this, but they are very effective!

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FAQs

What is Italy known for Italy? ›

When we say Italy, Pizza, Pasta and the famous Rome come to our mind. Italy is worldwide famous for its Art, culture, food, beautiful location, and architecture.

What is Italy most famous for? ›

Italy is famous for the Renaissance and the incredible artists it produced. Italy is famous for its tourism, its art cities and unique scenery. Italy is also known for its language, its opera, its fashion and its luxury brands. It is also known for its football team!

What is Italy famous for making? ›

Italy is famous for its huge contributions to the worlds of art, architecture, fashion, opera, literature, design, and film – the list goes on, and we haven't even mentioned the food yet. Italy was unified into a single country in 1861.

What is the most famous product in Italy? ›

Pizza is by far Italy's most famous creation, becoming one of the most beloved foods of all time. Although nowadays, it is found in almost every country, Italy still claims it as their own, creating it in late 18th-century in the city of Naples.

What are 3 facts about Italy? ›

Italy has over 3,000 museums. The national sport of Italy is soccer (known as football outside of America). Italy's national dish is pasta. The Italian language evolved from the Latin of the Roman Empire.

What are 10 interesting facts about Italy? ›

25 fun facts about Italy you didn't know
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  • Rome is over 2,000 years old. ...
  • The country was under a dictatorship for 20 years. ...
  • Italy's last king ruled for just 36 days. ...
  • Italy's flag is green, white and red. ...
  • Tourists throw €1,000,000 into the Trevi Fountain each year.

What are 5 interesting facts about Italy? ›

We've dug up 15 fun facts about Italy to get you started.
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  • All three of Europe's active volcanoes are in Italy. ...
  • Italians invented pizza in Naples. ...
  • Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world.
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Why do people love Italy so much? ›

Along with amazing cities and towns, Italy also has amazing natural beauty and great weather all year round to go along with that! There really is something for everyone, as the geography of the country is also incredibly varied, with both rocky and sandy beaches, forests, mountains, valleys and hilly countryside.

What do Italians value the most? ›

Respect in Italian culture is highly valued. In families, the oldest members are shown high levels of respect from other family members. It is not uncommon for families to care for older members in their elderly years. It is a sign of respect to greet each other with a kiss on both cheeks.

What are Italians good at? ›

053: 21 Things Italians Do Better
  • Food and Cooking. ...
  • Fashion. ...
  • They make family a top priority. ...
  • Italians are great at showing affection. ...
  • Italian really know how to “take it easy” ...
  • No one speaks with passion like Italians. ...
  • Italians are amazing designers. ...
  • Italians enjoy meals like no one else.
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What is a unique tradition in Italy? ›

In Florence, they have a unique tradition of 'scoppio de carro' which quite literally means 'exploding of the cart. ' They decorate a wagon and fill it with fireworks. Oxen lead it through the city so it arrives at the city center just in time for the end of the Easter Mass.

What are 10 foods Italy is famous for? ›

Famous food and drink of Italy
  • Pizza. Kicking things off with the big daddy of Italian cuisine, forget anything you once thought about pizza: here in Italy, pizza making is a form of art. ...
  • Pasta. ...
  • Risotto. ...
  • Polenta and cured meats. ...
  • Seafood. ...
  • Gelato and Dolce. ...
  • Coffee and famous tipples.

What is Italy's real name? ›

It's proper name Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic), Nickname: “Bel Paese” which means beautiful country. Rome its capital city was founded in 753BC. More than 98% of Italian's can read and write. The official language is Italian as well as German and in some regions in Northern Italy.

Did Italy invent pizza? ›

Pizza has a long history. Flatbreads with toppings were consumed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. (The latter ate a version with herbs and oil, similar to today's focaccia.) But the modern birthplace of pizza is southwestern Italy's Campania region, home to the city of Naples.

What is Italy full name? ›

Italy (Italian: Italia [iˈtaːlja] ( listen)), officially the Italian Republic, or the Republic of Italy, is a country in Southern and Western Europe.

What are traditional Italian values? ›

Love in Italy is also friendship, attention, solidarity and the ties that bind both traditional and newly-minted. Love and attachment to people, to nature, art, culture and to work ennobles and energises the best of Italy.

What is Christmas in Italy called? ›

Christmas in Italy, or Natale in Italian, kicks off its festivities on December 8 with the feast of the Immaculate Conception when Italians traditionally put up the Christmas tree. The celebrations also typically end on January 6 of the following year with the Epiphany, which is also referred to as Three Kings' Day.

What is Italy's national fruit? ›

One of the many national symbols of Italy, the strawberry tree is considered Italy's national fruit. While strawberries are popular in Italy, the strawberry tree and its green leaves, white flowers, and red fruit has come to represent Italy.

Is Italy known for love? ›

Italy is a place where love blooms freely and wildly. A culture that's in love with love and it shines through everywhere, even their food. It's no wonder then that when it comes to Valentines Day, Italy is a great place to be. Here are some reasons to spend Valentines Day in Italy, or immersed in it's culture.

What was Italy's old name? ›

Italia, the ancient name of the Italian Peninsula, which is also eponymous of the modern republic, originally applied only to a part of what is now Southern Italy.

Are Italians good in bed? ›

It's not just a cliché that Italians are good in bed – the statistics prove it. One poll that called English lovers 'too lazy' put Italians in the top three nationalities for lovemaking. Some scientists even say a rampant sex life is helping Italians live longer.

Is kissing normal in Italy? ›

It is common to give air kisses on both cheeks (starting with your left) when greeting those you know well. This is called the 'il bacetto'. However, in Southern Italy, men generally only kiss family members and prefer to give a pat on the back to show affection in a greeting.

What do Italians do for fun? ›

For Italian families, among the most popular daily leisure activities are watching television, listening to the radio, reading newspapers, and going to the cinema; reading books and engaging in sports are less common among the majority of people.

What are 5 traditions found in Italian culture? ›

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  • Architecture and art.
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What do Italian call their parents? ›

“Parents” in English are “genitori” in Italian, whereas “parenti” in Italian are “relatives” in English.

Are Italian parents strict? ›

Despite an ideal of open-mindedness towards their children's independence, Italian parents feel the need to maintain a direct control on some aspects of their children's life. While having a lot of rules, Italian parents are less strict in enforcing them (64%, well below the global average).

What are Italian guys famous for? ›

Many people the world over adore Italian men. Although Italian men have a reputation for being handsome and well-dressed, their appeal is more about their attitude. They flirt like it's part of their DNA, and they have a way of making each person feel special, like she is the only one in the room.

Do Italians age good? ›

Despite a fondness for smoking, Italians still age more slowly and healthfully than most other nations around the globe, including the United States.

What do Italians do for good luck? ›

As in many other cultures, horseshoes are also considered good luck in Italy. The symbol is most popular in Lazio and other southern regions, where a horseshoe nailed to the door, facing upwards, is thought to bring good fortune.

What is Italy's traditional food? ›

The Mediterranean diet forms the basis of Italian cuisine, rich in pasta, fish, fruits and vegetables. Cheese, cold cuts and wine are central to Italian cuisine, and along with pizza and coffee (especially espresso) form part of Italian gastronomic culture.

What are the 10 most popular Italian dishes? ›

Top 10 Italian dishes
  • Pizza. Traditional Italian pizza is made of flattened round dough topped with cheese and tomato, and garnished with basil, olives and oregano. ...
  • Lasagne. ...
  • Risotto. ...
  • Ravioli. ...
  • Carpaccio. ...
  • Bistecca Alla Fiorentina. ...
  • Melanzane Alla Parmigiana.
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What is the most popular traditional food in Italy? ›

Lasagne al Forno

A famous Italian dish, Lasagna (Lasagne is plural) is a wide, flat pasta with alternating layers of different fillings that vary by region, and al forno simply means oven baked. In Campania, noodles are made with semolina and water and layered with sausage, ricotta, mozzarella, and Neapolitan ragu.

What is a 7 course Italian meal? ›

A seven-course meal is a meal during which select foods are offered to guests in a specific order. The Italian and French 7 course meals are quite similar, beginning with finger foods, a soup, perhaps a salad, then the main course, followed up by a lighter offering, then a dessert, and finally an after-dinner drink.

What is a typical lunch in Italy? ›

Quick lunches out in Italy include paniniand pizze, but in reality, Italians prefer to sit down and eat a full, cooked meal at lunchtime. Ideally, lunch includes courses; a primo piattoor first course, like pasta, gnocchi, or rice, a protein, and vegetables.

What is the most popular drink in Italy? ›

A Spritz Veneziano (or Spritz Italiano), also called just a Venice cocktail, is one of the most popular Italian drinks. an Italian wine-based cocktail, commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy. It consists of prosecco, Aperol and soda water.

What is the most popular dessert in Italy? ›

1. Tiramisù (Veneto) Probably the most famous of all Italian desserts, Tiramisù is a powerful layering of coffee-soaked savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits) and a rich cream made with mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar, sometimes spiced up with a drop of liqueur.

What is the coolest thing in Italy? ›

Top Attractions in Italy
  1. Colosseum. 148,993. Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins. ...
  2. Pantheon. 79,388. Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings. ...
  3. Duomo di Milano. 58,134. Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals. ...
  4. Trevi Fountain. 103,159. ...
  5. St. Peter's Basilica. ...
  6. Piazzale Michelangelo. 33,787. ...
  7. Gallerie Degli Uffizi. 38,632. ...
  8. Canal Grande. 41,617.

What to buy for girlfriend in Italy? ›

Enjoy your gift shopping!
  • 1) Shoes & Leather Goods.
  • 2) Gourmet Italian Food Set.
  • 3) Marche Themed T-Shirts, Shopping Bags or Beach Towels (by Wonderful Marche)
  • 4) A Premium Local Pasta.
  • 5) A Hand Painted Bottle of Olive Oil & Other Ceramic Objects.
  • 6) Italian Moka Coffee Pot + Traditional Italian Coffee.
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What can I buy my boyfriend in Italy? ›

Well, look no further than this gift guide for sourcing that perfect Italian Luxury item from the land of romance and culture.
  • Gucci, Gucci, Gucci. What man wouldn't love some Gucci in his life? ...
  • Aftershave. ...
  • Moka Coffeepot and Coffee. ...
  • An Italian Cookbook. ...
  • Silk Ties. ...
  • Italian Leather Gloves.
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What represents Italy? ›

The emblem of the Italian Republic is characterised by three elements: the star, the cog-wheel, and olive and oak branches. The olive branch symbolises the nation's will for peace, embracing both internal concord and international brotherhood.

Why people love Italy so much? ›

Along with amazing cities and towns, Italy also has amazing natural beauty and great weather all year round to go along with that! There really is something for everyone, as the geography of the country is also incredibly varied, with both rocky and sandy beaches, forests, mountains, valleys and hilly countryside.

What are 10 of about Italy? ›

Here are 10 amazing facts about Italy that your kids will love:
  • It was established in 1861. ...
  • People speak Italian. ...
  • The weather changes throughout the year. ...
  • The capital city is Rome. ...
  • There are active volcanoes in Italy! ...
  • The most popular sport is football. ...
  • Some notable figures were Italian.

What things remind you of Italy? ›

Typically Italian - The List
  • Here then is the list...
  • 1] Cypress trees and sunflowers.
  • 2) The smell of fresh basil and of pesto sauce.
  • 3) Little fiat cars, particularly those tiny old Fiat 500's know as the cinquecento. ...
  • 4) Motorini/scooters and in particular that classic - the Vespa.
  • 6) Pasta and of course pizza.

What is lucky in Italy? ›

The number 13 is considered lucky in Italy. Associated with the Great Goddess, fertility and the lunar cycles, the number is thought to bring prosperity and life — quite the opposite view than that of the western world.

What is Italy's national food? ›

Italy. Commonly known around the world as spaghetti bolognese, in its authentic form 'Ragu alla Bolognese' is recognised as the national dish of Italy. Its origin can be traced back to Imola, a town near the city of Bologna, where a recipe was first recorded in the 18th century.

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Italy is home to the epicentre of the Roman Empire, the hub of Catholicism and the birthplace of the Renaissance. It has a rich heritage in art, history, religion, cuisine, architecture and fashion. These cultural legacies have been deeply influential in defining Western cultural tradition.

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Many people the world over adore Italian men. Although Italian men have a reputation for being handsome and well-dressed, their appeal is more about their attitude. They flirt like it's part of their DNA, and they have a way of making each person feel special, like she is the only one in the room.

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