Interesting facts about Italy and italian peoples

May 22, 2009 | In: Countries facts

The Italian flag is inspired by the French flag established, during Napoleon’s 1797 assault on Italy.

The thermometer was invented by the Italian founder of modern quantitative medical research – Santorio Santorio.

The medium life expectancy at birth for an Italian is 79.54 years.

The story Pinocchio was written by the Italian Carlo Collodi.

In 1889, a Neapolitan – Rafaele Esposito backed pizza for King Umberto I and Queen Margherita, who apparently llike it.
An Italian immigrant named Gennaro Lombardi opened the first U.S. pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.

The automobile, Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) is one of Italy’s best creation. Fiat has also manufactured tanks and aircraft.

The ice cream cone is a Italian invention.

The typewriter is an Italian invention.

Two of Europe’s smallest countries, San Marino and the Vatican, are enclosed within Italy.

The medium consumption of pasta in Italy is 25 kg per person per year.

Ferrari of Italy is the oldest and most successful team left in the Formula One championship.

In Italy, majority of shops close for lunch until 4p.m. or 5 p.m. Then they open again until around 8 p.m. In the summer, they can stay open until very late at night. Most offices only stay open in the morning until lunchtime.

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