An Essay About Italy

Satisfactory Essays
Madisyn Freymiller
15 May 2014

Italy has many breath taking places to visit. Italy is known for their tourist attractions. Italy is very similar to the United States, except for its amazing food. Italy’s history is remarkable, with many different wars, leaders, and allies. The history of Italy has affected the geography, culture, government, and economy resulting in many issues.
“The Etruscans were the most important and powerful people in Italy before the Romans” (Throp 6). “According to the legend, Rome was founded by the twin sons of the god Mars Romulus and Remus, who were raised by a wolf. Romulus supposedly killed his twin and made himself the first king of Rome in 753 B.C.E” (Throp 6). A little bit of sibling rivalry went on during that time. “The Roman Empire lasted for over hundreds of years, from 49 B.C.E when Julius Caesar came to power, to 476 CE” (Throp 7). “By 264 B.C, all of Italy south of Cisalpine Gaul was under the leadership of Rome” (Italy). Around 2,000 B.C, Indo-European people started migrating into Italy” (Italy). “In the early 1300s, the Renaissance in Italy began and reintroduced ancient Greek/Roman ideas about art and culture” (Throp 8).
“Four countries border Italy; Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Italy is also surrounded by five seas; Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Tyrrehienian Sea, and Lygunan Sea” (Throp 12). “Agriculture in most of the country has been of a subsistence type and has led to deforestation” (Italy-Culture). “ Islands are also a part of Italy; Sicily in the south and Sardinia in the northwest” (Italy-Culture). “Italy is slightly larger than Arizona, it’s a long peninsula shaped like a boot” (Italy). “The weather is mostly 50s and 60s in January; som...

... middle of paper ...

Italy is beautiful and a wonderful place to visit with so many breathtaking scenes, including many ancient sites. It has a very interesting history, and very neat variety of cultures, religions, and languages. The food is amazing and has a good twist to it. Many challenges and issues remain unsolved and remain a problem. Despite the issues it is still a great place to visit.

Works Cited
Humpal, Dillon. Personal Interview.13 May 2014.
Italy and World War One. HistoryLearning. History Learning. 2000-2013. Web. 12 May 2014.
Italy- Culture. Everyculture. Adveameg, Inc.2014. Web. 6 May 2014.
Italy- Language, Culture, Customs. Kwinessential. Kwintessential, 2013 Web. 12 May 2014.
Italy. Infoplease, Infoplease. 2000-2014. Web. 6 May 2014.
Throp, Claire. Countries Around the World. Chicago: Heinemann Library, Italy. 2012. Print. 6 May 2014.

Works Cited