Interesting Facts and Statistics About Italy

1. In Venice, all the gondolas have to be black.

2. Due to a mistake made at the Grape Festival held in the country in 2008, from all the faucets wine flowed for a short time.

3. 1 in 3 of the Italian population did not use any internet.

4. If pasta is served in a house where you are going to be a guest in Italy, the pasta sauce on the plate should be eaten with bread if possible.

5. The use of forks first started in Italy.

6. You may get Stendhal’s Syndrome while you are traveling in Italy. Stendhal Syndrome means getting tired of visiting too many museums.

7. The Italian mafia constitutes 7% of the Italian economy.

8. Purple color in Italy is ominous.

9. Due to the weather conditions in Italy, working hours are according to Siesta hours.

10. People throw more than 3,000 euros a day to Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Trevi Fountain

11. The Italians love to speak loudly and in body language.

12. It is very important to be punctual and stylish in Italy.

13. The per capita national income in northern Italy is three times higher than in southern Italy.

14. Italy is the eighth largest economy in the world.

15. In the UNESCO World Heritage area Italy is the world’s number one.

16. The world’s largest wine producer is Italy.

Italian Wine

17. The Italian flag was created in 1797 after Napoleon’s country invasion, inspired by the French flag.

18. The thermometer, barometer, battery, nitroglycerine, ice cream, glasses, typewriter and wireless telegraphic are Italian inventions.

19. An Italian consumes an average of 25 kilos of pasta a year.

20. There are more than 3,000 museums in Italy.

21. San Marino and the Vatican, among the world’s smallest countries, are within the borders of Italy.

22. Between the ages of 30 and 35, one-third of Italian single men live with their parents.

23. An Italian, who was sentenced to house arrest in 2013, applied to enter the prison to get rid of his wife.

24. In Italy, a cat inherited 13 million euros from his owner.

25. It is forbidden to die in the town of Falciano del Massico in Italy because the cemetery is full.

26. Bologna University, the world’s longest continuous, uni-educated university, provides day-to-day education since 1088.

27. Ferrari is a very common surname in Italy.