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Italy Directory

A Directory with the best sites of Italy

Italy was the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, which united the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea and spread the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome through much of Europe. After the Roman Empire collapsed in the 5th century ad, Italys political unity was lost. But Rome, under the Roman Catholic Church, remained the spiritual center of western Europe. In the late Middle Ages northern Italian cities such as Florence, Venice, and Milan became prosperous commercial centers.

Italian nationalism emerged as a powerful force in the 19th century, and a united Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed in 1861. In 1946, after World War II, the monarchy was abolished and the Italian Republic was established. Since then, Italy has had a succession of governments, dominated during most of that period by the center-right, with the left in opposition.

Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy, but nearly all of Italys towns and cities retain artistic treasures and other reminders of Italys cultural heritage.

According to the 2001 census, Italy had a population of 56,995,744. The 2007 estimated population is 58,147,733, giving the country an average population density of 198 persons per sq km (about 512 per sq mi). About two-thirds of Italys people live in towns and cities

Directory - Italy Cities

Bologna (1)

Florence (0)

Genova (0)

International (11)

Milano (2)

Napoli (1)

Padova (0)

Perugia (0)

ROME (1)

Sicily (3)

Torino (0)

Venice (5)