Monday, 16 August 2010

22 WEEKS ROUND THE WORLD - No.14

Italy - Interesting facts you might not know

Capital - Rome (founded in 753 BC)
4th most visited country
Over 20% of Italy's population is over 65 years old
The average life expectancy - 79.54 years
The flag was introduced during Napoleon's 1797 invasion and was
 inspired by the French flag. The three colours represent 3 virtues: hope (green), faith (white) and charity (red).

Italy has over 3,000 museums and is visited by almost 40,000,000 tourists yearly.

There are three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli.

Pizza was invented in Naples in 1860's and is one of the few words which is understood all over the world.



Great inventors and inventions

Leonardo da Vinci - the concepts of airplane, parachute, tank, robot
Marconi - the radio
Salvino D'Armate - the first wearable eye glasses

Other inventions:
  • the piano, the thermometre, the electric baterry, the barometre,  the nuclear reactor, the nitroglycerine, the wireless telegraphy, the typewriter, the icecream cone

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