The Republic of Italy is a unitary parliamentary republic located in South Europe. The territory of this covers some 301 388 sqkm. Italy is the fifth most populous country in Europe with 60.8 million inhabitants. The currency is Euros.

This country has been ranked as the 24th most developed country. Rome is the capital city of Italy, which has been the political and religious center of Western Europe for centuries. Since Italy has low unemployment rates and high per capita GDP, it was the eighth largest economy in the world in 2010.

Italians were the ones who contributed to the inventions of piano and radio.