The Land of Pizza!

Introduction-
Beautiful Italy is known for its fashion, cars, pizza and cusine. Italy is the birthplace of the Renaissance. The capital of Italy is Rome. Italy is the center of the Roman Catholic faith. Italy is the shape of a boot and is also called the Italian Peninsula. We are going to tell you about the Government, History, Lifestyle, and Economy.
Italy
Italy

Italian Flag
Italian Flag






Government-
Italy is divided into 20 regions. They have a 315 seat senate. To vote for senatorial is age 25; vote for all the other elections is age 18. Italy has a prime minister and president. They have 11 senators that are appointed by president. Those 11 are senators for life.

Italian Government
Italian Government

Goverment Building in Rome, Italy
Goverment Building in Rome, Italy











History-
The Italian Republic has been in existence for over 140 years. People speaking European languages settled on the Italian peninsula as early as the 16th century B.C.The first Etruscans arrived in Italy around 1200 B.C. By about 800 B.C., Greeks and Phoenicians were also present in Italy. Italy has been ruled by, emperors, popes,monarchs, and democratically elected presidents and prime ministers.
Italy has experienced periods of astonishing development, from the grandeur of the Roman empire and the beauty of the Renaissance to devastating wars and the economic boom of the 1960s.
Coloseum
Coloseum

Vatican
Vatican


Lifestyle-
In Italy almost every block has restaurants and cafes. Unlike North American cities, in Italy shops, officers, houses, and apartments mingle together all the time.
At night cities are still booming with people when the shops are closed. Most Italians live in the cities because its the best use of limited urban space.
Large cities such as Milan, Rome, and Naples face the problem of providing adequate, affordable housing for the lower and middle classes.


Italy's Lifestyle
Italy's Lifestyle

Italian Shore Property
Italian Shore Property


Economy-
Italy’s economy is based on industry in north and agriculture in south. They are a major iron and steel. Italy also produces wine, cheese, wheat, potatoes, corn, rice, fruits, and olive oil. Agriculture supplies less than 10% of labor force. In 2008, they fell into recession.




Italy's GDP
Italy's GDP

Italy's Economy
Italy's Economy





Bibliography:
Government- http://online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country_sections.php?contid=5&wmn=Europe&cid=80&cn=Italy&sname=Government&snid=18

Government building in Rome, Italy--http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2378573991_5b07ac6486.jpg

Italian Government--http://cdn.wn.com/ph/img/e6/b4/c0719f1f7e6290d639484b41213f-grande.jpg

Information for History- Winter,Jane, andJermyn, Lesiel. Cultures of the World: Italy, New York, 2007

Information for Lifestyle- Winter,Jane, andJermyn, Lesiel. Cultures of the World: Italy, New York, 2007

Coloseum- http://www.rome.info/pictures/colosseum/images/colosseum_night3.jpg

Vatican-http://theophilusmonk.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/stpeters.jpg

Economy- http://online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country_sections.php?contid=5&wmn=Europe&cid=80&cn=Italy&sname=Economy&snid=19

Italy's GDP- http://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2008/11/10/saupload_italy_long_term_gdp.jpg

Italy's Economy- http://www.latestbusinessupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/italian-economy.jpg

Italian Shore Property- http://www.aquariusproperties.com/uploads/italy_lifestyle-04.jpg

Map of Italy- http://www.foreign-independent-tours.com/images/map-of-Italy.gif

Itay Flag- http://www.stopera.org.au/concerts/images/italian-flag-640.jpg