ITALY IN NUMBERS

Italy measures approximately 116,400 square miles

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Italy is one of the most densely populated nations in Europe with 60,674,003 inhabitants

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The capital of Italy is Rome, known as the Eternal City, is almost 3,000 years old

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In 2007, a dog named Rocco discovered a truffle in Tuscany that weighed 3.3 pounds. It sold at auction for $333,000, a world record for a truffle

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The University of Rome, La Sapienza, is Europe’s largest university with 150,000 students

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The highest peak in Europe is in Italy. Monte Bianco (White Mountain) is 15,771 feet high and is part of the Alps

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Over 50 million tourists a year visit Italy. Tourism is vital to Italy’s economy and provides nearly 63% of Italy’s national income

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