The Country Of Italy


INTRODUCTION
Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in
the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic
country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient
Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen
or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture,
sculpture, music, and religion.
Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea.
It is also well known for the shape if a boot kicking a rock. That rock is
Sicily. The most southern tip of Sicily is less then 100 miles or 160
kilometers from Tunisia, which is a northern African nation.
Many of the world's most ...

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made public because of the vile applications.
Other artists such as Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine
Chapel, which was one of his greatest works. Galileo Galilei who was an
astrologer made many sky maps, and discovered nebulas and created the
theory that the earth rotates around the sun. Dante Alighier who is know
for his many great works, and Giacomo Puccini which were the most revered
musicians at the time.

ITALY IN THE ANCIENT TIMES

Ancient Italy was a time of life, death, and rebirth. Italy was a
big trading post for the Roman Empire with the rest of Europe and the world.
Since Italy is a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea, it was easy for many
European, North African, and Middle Eastern countries to come by boat and
trade. This was one of the biggest reasons why the Roman Empire became one
of the most feared and powerful of its time.
In the Middle Ages, the black plague hit Europe. It was not known
what this disease was, so people were scared and ...

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