Italy

Country in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and several islands surrounding it. Italy is located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, in Southern Europe, and is also often considered part of Western Europe. A unitary parliamentary republic with Rome as its capital and largest city, the country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in Tunisian waters (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union, after Germany and France.

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European champions Italy will face Copa America winners Argentina next June in the first of three editions of the intercontinental match.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 2 hours ago

A statue depicting a woman from a famous 19th century poem wearing a transparent dress has triggered a sexism row in Italy.
12 hours ago • Sky News
Italy's Elisa Balsamo wins gold in the women's road race at the Cycling World Championships in Belgium.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 3 days ago

Wild boar are becoming a more common sight on the streets of Rome, attracted by stinking piles of rubbish, at a time when the Italian capital is preparing to..
4 days ago • Sky News
Italy has become the latest EU member to recognise WHO-approved Covishield, after several others like Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. Indian vaccine card..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is accused of helping to organise an illegal independence referendum in Spain, has been detained in Italy.
5 days ago • Sky News
A close associate of ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi and three former police investigators have had their convictions overturned, in a case where the state was..
5 days ago • Sky News
More than a hundred people have been arrested by Spanish and Italian authorities for allegedly laundering money for mafia groups.
1 week ago • Sky News
Watch the closing stages as Italy's Filippo Ganna beats home favourite Wout van Aert to defend his world time trial title at the Road Cycling World Championships..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Italy's Filippo Ganna successfully defends his Road Cycling World Championships time trial title as Great Britain's Ethan Hayter finishes eighth.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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