Facts about Italy Republic Day

Republic Day is a public holiday in Italy on 2nd June. It marks the referendum of 1946, which resulted in the creation of the Italian republic

To mark the day, here are 13 interesting facts about Italy Republic Day.

Rome is Italy's capital city and was founded on 21 April 753 BC. That makes the city more than 2,700 years old.
Vatican City, in Rome, is the smallest country in the world. Rome is Italy's capital city and was founded on 21 April 753 BC. That makes the city more than 2,700 years old. Vatican City, in Rome, is the smallest country in the world. Italy Republic Day Facts

Italy has 51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any country in the world. Italy Republic Day Facts

Founded in Siena in 1472, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is the world's oldest bank. Italy Republic Day Facts

The highest peak in Europe is in Italy. Monte Bianco is 15,771 feet high and is part of the Alps. Italy Republic Day Facts

The fork became popular in Italy before any other European country as it allowed Italians to easier eat spaghetti. Italy Republic Day Facts

Margherita Pizza was named after Queen Margherita of Savoy when she visited Naples in 1889. Italy Republic Day Facts

Pasta is said to have arrived in Sicily with Arab traders in the 9th century, though it wasn't served with tomato sauce until 700 years later. Italy Republic Day Facts

Italy is the world's largest exporter of wine. Italy Republic Day Facts

Around $3000 of change is thrown into the Trevi Fountain by tourists each day. The money is collected and donated to charity. Italy Republic Day Facts

Vatican City, in Rome, is the smallest country in the world. Vatican City, in Rome, is the smallest country in the world. Italy Republic Day Facts

Venice's Grand Canal isn't a canal, it's a seawater channel. Venice's Grand Canal isn't a canal, it's a seawater channel. Italy Republic Day Facts

In terms of Population, Italy is the third oldest country in the world, after Japan and Germany. Italy Republic Day Facts

The world\’s longest land tunnel is the Lötschberg Base Tunnel, which proves a 22-mile railway link between Switzerland and Italy. Italy Republic Day Facts
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