Italy Welcome to our 2014-2015 destination! Previous Next Welcome Italia! The country that looks like a high-heeled boot jutting into the Mediterranean Sea. Join us as we journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you’ll find resources to help you take a adventure to Italy. Enjoy! DID YOU KNOW? Italian is Italy’s official language, which has its roots in the ancient and dead language of Latin. FACT #01 Rome is the capital of Italy and is more than 2500 years old. FACT #02 Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy. FACT #03 Rome was also the capital of the Roman Empire, which was—about 2,000 years ago—the most powerful and rich empire around. FACT #04 Most Italians eat pasta at least once a day. FACT #05 Most people in Italy shop in several stores and outside markets for their food, not one big supermarket. FACT #06 The country is made up of twenty regions, which often speak in their own dialect of Italian and eat their own regional food dishes. FACT #07 The two biggest desert islands of the Mediterranean Sea are located on the southern part of Italy and are known as Sicily and Sardinia. FACT #08 Luciano Pavarotti, an Italian Opera tenor, is know as one of the most famous singers in the world. FACT #09 The most famous Italian dance is know as the Tarantella. FACT #10 Previous Next Resources Travel Documents Italy Annual Report (PDF) Kid’s Corner Da Vinci Invention Worksheet (PDF) Flag Worksheet (PDF) Italy Report 3-5 (PDF) Italy Report K-2 (PDF) Mosaics Worksheet (PDF) Italy Postcard (PDF) Roman Numerals 3-5 (PDF) Bibliography on Italy (WORD) Resources on Italy (WORD) Website Links on Italy (WORD) plan a visit Bring a unique experience to your students and yourself! Talk to us about planning a trip. Plan a Trip!