What is Italy Known For?  35 Italian Claims to Fame

I have been to Italy more times than I can count and I will continue going to Italy for the rest of my life.

This story really brings to life the many things that I love about Italy and I really enjoyed writing it and bringing to life my passion for my favourite country in the world.

It is said that pizza was created in Naples, Italy in the late 18 century. During this time the population of Naples grew quickly and workers needed cheap and quick food options.



Gelato is the Italian word for ice-cream. But there is just something about eating gelato in Italy.



From Ancient Rome to Pompeii, Italy is a country that very much lives in its history. Pompeii was destroyed in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted.



Some of the world’s most famous explorers were Italian. Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci and even Christopher Colombus was actually born in Italy.



Italy has more World Heritage Sites than any other country. It has 55 UNESCO listed sites in total with 50 based on culture and 5 based on nature.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites


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