Oguz Kaan Kısa · Jan. 31, 2021
Located in Southern Europe, Italy, as the place where western culture was formed, has influenced world countries in terms of art, architecture and culture for centuries, while it has been engraved in our memories more as the starting point of the Renaissance. While it is ranked first in the UNESCO World Heritage list with its numerous monuments and artworks, Italy, which Italians describe as Bel Paese, the Beautiful Country; It has become one of the most popular tourism stops for those who come to the country with its dialects and cultures varying by regions, delicious food, world-famous cities, rich history, warm climate and friendly people. Let's take a look at some unknown facts about this beautiful country!
The world-renowned Made in Italy brand has been used in Italy since 1980 in 4 sectors as fashion, food, furniture and mechanical engineering. The country, which hosts famous brands in many sectors on international platforms, also has the headquarters of many American companies such as Chrysler, General Electric, IBM, Exxon Mobil.
- In the food industry; Ferrrero, a manufacturer of chocolate and other confectionery products such as Barilla, Nutella and Kinder, famous for their pasta, Illy with its world-famous coffees, and a natural mineral water brand San Pellegrino.
- The brands that played a role in the formation of the fashion industry worldwide; Armani, Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Max Mara, Valentino, Prada, Versace, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Ferragamo, Fendi, Benetton.
- In furniture and home appliances; De'Longhi, Indesit Company, Artemide, Linea Italia.
- In the field of mechanical engineering; Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, Ducati are the best known brands with the Made in Italy label.
Those who know a little about Italy can guess that the Italian is one of the most romantic and beautiful languages in the world. Although Italian, which is seen as the closest language to its Latin origin, is called modern Latin, the language has come to the present day thanks to Boccaccio, Dante and Petrarch. Along with Italian, known as the language of art, love and seduction, there are 12 minority languages in the country such as German, French, Greek, Albanian and Catalan.
Longest word in Italian; It is the word precipitevolissimevolmente, which consists of 26 letters and means "extremely quickly".
The most difficult tongue twister is; trentatre trentini was recorded as entrarono a Trento tutti e trentatre trotterellando.
There are 4 security agencies in the country: Polizia di Stato, Carabinieri, Guardia di Finanza and Polizia Municipale. We recommend that those who have an idea of being a student in Italy should not be too surprised by this view, especially in Rome. At the same time, the police organization, which stands out with its very stylish uniforms, has made a name for itself with the fastest Lamborghini brand police cars in the world that it has owned in recent years. Vehicles used especially against car thefts also serve in operations such as emergency organ transport for transplant.
Despite the high living standards in Italy, the increasing population has exceeded 60 million with the migration it has received in recent years. Although Italy is among the top 5 countries with the highest population density among the European Union countries, Italy draws attention with its high birth rates and relatively rare death rates. Although the average lifespan of a newborn baby is estimated to be 80 years, olive oil, fruit, vegetables, lean meat and fish consumed throughout the country have a great impact on a long and healthy life.
For those who want to be students in Italy, the country has numerous historical fountains and the most famous one is the Trevi Fountain in Rome. The daily total amount of money thrown into the fountain, which is the first place frequented by those who come to the country with its unique architecture, is around 3000 € per day. In addition to those hoping to ward off bad luck and come back to Rome, the money thrown into fountains across the country is donated by the government to the Red Cross and local charities. Although there are 50 large and hundreds of small historical fountains in Rome alone, they give coolness to those who visit the country in summer with their cold running water.
Millions of people visit this unique country of architecture, art and culture every year. In addition to being one of the most romantic places on earth, Italy has also hosted many works by Shakespeare. The city of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet take place, which is the scene of a great love story, is one of the first places that those who come to the country want to see. The hopes of those who visit Italy to find their soulmate or fall in love in the country full of romance have also been studied by experts. Even if you do not meet your soulmate in the country, we can guarantee that you will find wonderful and fascinating places in Italy that you will fall in love with.
The origin of wine production, which has become a whole with Italian culture, goes back to ancient times. Today, the country, which has mainly vineyards in Tuscany and Sicily, is among the best wines of the country, such as Barolo, Brunello and Chianti, while it is often in competition with France as the world's largest wine production region. Depending on the wine production in the country, vineyards and wine tasting trips are a serious source of income, while there are many opportunities for those who want to become a student and pursue a career in winemaking in Italy. The wine, which was planned to flow from the Virgin Mary fountain during the grape festival in the country's Alban Region in 2008, got mixed into the city's water supply due to a technical malfunction and for a day, wine flowed from all houses instead of water.
Born in Pisa, Italy in the 1500s, the astronomer, physicist, mathematician and philosopher Galileo is known today as the father of observational astronomy and the founder of modern physics. In his lifetime, he was excommunicated by the Catholic Church by saying that the world was spinning contrary to the Bible, he was sentenced to life imprisonment and his books remained on the ban list until 1978. The middle finger of his right hand, detached from his body, which was moved from one place to another after his death, is today exhibited at the Galileo Museum of Science and History in Florence.
Among the interesting information about Italy, the place of Poveglia, known as the haunted island, is another one. In Poveglia, a small island between Venice and Lido, thousands of corpses were taken to the island and burned during the plague disease in Italy in 1576. At the same time, more than 150 thousand elderly, children and young people were sent to the island and left to die because of plague. It is among the rumors that a doctor in the mental hospital built on the island in the 1990s killed his patients with the mad torture and his body was found hanging in the bell tower and burned. Venetian fishermen in the area often talk about the fairies roaming the island at night and the bells they hear despite the lack of a bell tower. Let us point out that the Italian government is prohibited from entering the island.
There are many different theories about this. (Such as transporting those who died after the plague by gondolas, a young gondolier committing suicide on his gondola because he could not reunite with the woman he loved).