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.


In Italy, pepperoni refers to bell peppers. There is no Italian sausage that goes by that name

peppersSource: nytimes.com, Image: wikipedia

Tomatoes actually came from America and weren't introduced to Italy until the 1500s

tomatoesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


Founded in 1088, the University of Bologna is the oldest university in the world that is still in operation

University of BolognaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

There is a tower rising out of Lake Reschensee which is the only remaining vestige of a completely submerged village

Lake ReschenseeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


The Grotta Palazzese is actually built right into a grotto

Grotta PalazzeseSource: dailymail.co.uk, Image: tumblr.com

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