Italy

Country in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern and Western Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, it consists of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. It has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and an archipelago in the African Plate. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi), with a population of nearly 60 million; it is the tenth-largest country by land area in the European continent and the third-most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Rome.

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Edinburgh lock Marshall Sykes has been recalled by Scotland for the first time in two years as the squad prepares for Saturday's Six Nations game in Italy.
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Watch all the goals as England beat Italy 5-1 in a women's international friendly match played in Spain.
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France centre Jonathan Danty will miss the rest of the Six Nations after his red card against Italy and Rugby Special's John Barclay says it "epitomises" where..
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England have given "many answers to questions we had" in friendly victories over Austria and Italy this month, says manager Sarina Wiegman.
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A priest in Italy narrowly avoided possible death when he noticed a chalice was laced with bleach just as he was about to sip from it during mass.
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Follow live text updates as England face Italy in a friendly at Estadio Nuevo Mirador.
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Chloe Kelly is set to return for England's friendly against Italy on Tuesday following an assessment on a minor injury.
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Are Ireland pulling away? Will Duhan van der Merwe ever stop scoring against England? Plus why the shot clock cost Italy a famous win over France.
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Italy's Paolo Garbisi hits the post with a last-minute penalty as their Six Nations match with France in Lille finishes as a 13-13 draw.
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Paolo Garbisi's injury-time penalty hit the post as Italy were denied a first win in France during the Six Nations.
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Follow live text and listen to BBC radio commentary as France host Italy in Lille in the Six Nations.
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