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Template:PAGEBANNER:Italy banner 3 Florence.jpgIcons-flag-it.png Italy, official name Repubblica Italiana, is a republican country in southern Europe and a member of the European Union.[1] Its President is Sergio Mattarella and its Prime Minister is Giuseppe Conte. It borders Icons-flag-fr.png France to the west. The capital of Italy is Rome.

Map of Italy
Map of Italy

Before 1861, Italy was made up of smaller kingdoms and city-states. Italy has become famous for its wine, as well as its food; among the most famous dishes include various types of pasta, pizza, and grapes. Olives are also incredibly common in dishes.


Famous Italian scientists include: