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Italy by numbers: all of Italy's vices, virtues, trends and tendencies laid out in easy-to-read statistics.
"Who does not love wine, women and song. Remains a fool his whole life long." (Martin Luther)
What is Italian style worth? Here is a list of the fashion houses which earned the most in 1999. (Figures are in thousands of Euros.)
Discover Italy's cleanest beaches and make a splash with ItaliaPlease.
Parmesan from Wisconsin? Parma ham from Canada? We take a look at how Italian food is imitated all over the world leaving a bitter after-taste for gastronomes and connoisseurs alike.
Egidio Del Boca, director of Vercelli's Centre for Lexicography and expert in the Italian language, analysed an amazing 114 thousand different Italian words. Here are some of his findings