Italy shares borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Its area is 301,230 square kilometers. The official name is Italian Republic.
Nearly all the people in Italy are ethnic Italians. Almost everyone speaks Italian. Most Italians are Roman Catholics. Italy has a rich history and many interesting places to visit.
Rome is the capital of the country and one of the world’s oldest cities. People call Rome the Eternal City. Ancient Rome was surrounded by the Aurelian Wall, which was built about AD 270. Much of the wall still survives.