25 Awesome And Quirky Facts About Italy

Buongiorno ragazzi (Good morning guys). I’m sure most of you are itching to visit Italy (if you haven’t already). After all, Italy is known for its beautiful cities, rich culture, exquisite food, and wine…lots of it. But aside from the obvious, Italy is a very interesting place and today we’re going to show you some of the lesser known and more interesting aspects of life in the land of pizza and gondolas. These are 25 awesome and quirky facts about Italy.


The mafia accounts for 7% of Italy's GDP

mafiaSource: telegraph.co.uk, Image: wikipedia

In spite of that (or maybe because of it?), it has the 8th largest economy in the world

economySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


The Italian traffic police have been known to use Lamborghini Gallardos

Lamborghini GallardosSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

In Venice, all the gondolas are legally required to be painted black

gondolaSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay


On the topic of legal requirements, apparently in Milan you are obligated to constantly smile...by law. As for whether anyone actually cares, well that's another topic

smileSource: dailymail.co.uk, Image: wikipedia

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