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Italians are fiercely proud of their national flag and its history. You'll see its colours everywhere you go - not just on the flag itself but in salads, pizza, pasta - even gelato (ice cream)!
This article explains the symbolism of the colours, where you would expect to find it flying, where you can buy one if you'd like to take one home and what its relation to the European flag is.
It also explains why there was a very Italian revolt over a dispute about colours!
The fact is that the Italian national anthem is a mix of words no-one understands and music defined as poor quality by musicians and critics alike. A politician even once suggested it should be scrapped altogether.
And yet, it's beloved of Italians and non-Italians the world over.
If you've ever wanted to join in with the energetic, boisterous rendition, now is your chance. This article explains the meaning, gives the words with an English translation, and provides four different videos for you to watch and, if you'd like, to learn from.
What's the time right now in Italy? How far behind or in front of your home time zone will it be when you visit? Does it change with Daylight Savings time? How does the 24-hour clock work? And is the Vatican on the same time zone, or different?
All these questions and more are answered in this article about Italy and time.
And there are some fun, interesting facts about how time works in Italy, including why you should never have a cappuccino after 10am!
One of the main problems visitors to Italy face is understanding the currency. What it is, what it looks like and where to get it both before you travel and while you're in Italy.
This article covers all those facts and more. Whether you can use the Italian euro in Vatican City, whether credit cards can be used instead - and what if you have leftover lire?
We also provide a free calculator so you can begin to understand how much your own currency will get you while you're away.
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