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Italy's Information

Flag of Italy
Land Area 294,140 km2
Water Area 7,200 km2
Total Area 301,340km2 (#71)
Population 62,007,540 (#23)
Population Density 210.81/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $2,220.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $36,300
Currency Euro (EUR)
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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Gianni Agnelli industrialist, founder of fiat
  • Giacomo Agostini motorcycle racer
  • Giovanni Agusta founder agusta helicopter
  • Dante Alighieri poet
  • Michelangelo Antonioni film director
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas catholic priest, philosopher
  • Archimedes mathematician
  • Dario Argento film maker
  • Giorgio Armani fashion designer
  • St. Francis of Assisi saint, writer
  • Marcus Aurelius roman emperor, philosopher
  • Roberto Baggio footballer
  • Dario Bargnani basketball player
  • Barilla pasta producers
  • Angelo Bartoli opera singer
  • Lucio Battisti singer, songwriter
  • Angelo Bellini painter
  • Monica Bellucci actress
  • Eugenio Beltrami mathematician
  • Benetton Family industrialists, fashion designers
  • Roberto Benigni actor
  • Silivio Berlusconi prime minister
  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini architect, painter, sculptor
  • Maria Ilva Biolcati "Milva" singer
  • Giovanni Boccaccio author, poet
  • Andrea Bocelli opera singer
  • Francesco Borromini architect
  • Sandro Botticelli artist
  • Bruno Bozzetto cartoonist
  • Nicoletta Braschi actress
  • Falvio Briatore entrepreneur, director renault formula one race team
  • Agnolo Bronzino painter
  • Carla Bruni model, "first lady of France"
  • Rembrandt Bugatti sculptor
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti architect, painter, sculptor
  • John Cabot explorer
  • Augustus Octavius Caesar first emperor roman empire
  • Julius Caesar emperor of rome
  • Caligula emperor of rome
  • Italo Calvino author
  • Fabio Cannavaro footballer
  • Antonio Canova sculptor
  • Giovanni de Capistrano missionary
  • Caravaggio painter
  • Lara Cardella author
  • Enrico Caruso opera singer, actor
  • Giacomo Casanova adventurer, writer, womanizer
  • Igor Cassina gymnast, olympic medalist
  • Domenico Cassini refined the telescope
  • Roberto Cavalli fashion designer
  • Adriano Celentano singer, songwriter, musician
  • Benvenuto Cellini goldsmith, artist, sculptor
  • Riccardo Cocciante singer, songwriter, actor (born in French Indochina, now Vietnam)
  • Carlo Collodi author (Pinocchio)
  • Christopher Colombus explorer
  • Constantine I first emperor to accept christianity


  • Carlo De Benedetti industrialist, engineer, publisher
  • Antonello da Messina artist
  • Leonardo Da Vinci architect, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, inventor, mathematician, musician, painter
  • Dino De Laurentiis movie producer
  • Francesco de Sanctis writer, literary critic
  • Gaspar del Bufalo saint, priest, founder missionairies of the precious blood
  • Alessandro del Piero footballer
  • Dolce and Gabbana fashion designers
  • Sandro Donatello artist
  • Gaetano Donizetti composer
E - G
  • Umberto Eco philosopher, author
  • Giacinto Facchetti footballer
  • Federico Faggin physicist, engineer, designer first microprocessor
  • Federico Fellini film maker
  • Fendi family fashion designers
  • Enrico Fermi physicist
  • Salvatore Ferragamo shoe designer
  • Enzo Ferrari automobile designer, racer
  • Vanessa Ferrari world champion gymnast
  • Gianfranco Ferre fashion designer
  • Federigo Fiorillo violinist
  • Dario Fo satirist, playwright, director, actor, composer
  • Baldasare Forestiere architectural engineer (gardens)
  • Enrico Forlanini inventor, engineer, aeronautical pioneer
  • Piero Fornasetti artist, sculptor
  • Carla Fracci ballet dancer, actress
  • Galileo Galilei astronomer, philosopher, physicist
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi patriot, italian hero
  • Vittorio Gassman actor, director
  • Amadeo Peter Giannini founder bank of america
  • Giancarlo Giannini actor
  • Giorgione artist
  • Giotto artist
  • Vittorio Gregotti architect
  • Gucci family fashion designers
H - J
  • Margherita Hack astrophysicist, author
  • Eugenio Ibertis war hero
  • Natalie Imbruglia singer
  • Jacuzzi family inventors of the hot tub

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Italy Trivia

What are the Biggest Industries in Italy?

It is estimated that tourism accounts for 11.8% of Italy's GDP and 12.8% of the total jobs. The country boasts 51 UNESCO as world heritage sites, the most of any other country in the world.

What are the Biggest Industries in Italy?

What is the Currency of Italy?

The currency of Italy is Euro.

What is the Currency of Italy?

What are the Demographics of Italy?

Around 8% of Italy’s population identify as one of the numerous non-Italian minorities, with Romanian Italians being the largest of the minority groups. The dominant ethnic group in Italy is the native Italians who mainly speak the Italian language

The Religious Demographics Of Italy

When Did Italy Become a Country?

The various states of the Italian Peninsula were unified as a country on March 17, 1861.

When Did Italy Become a Country?

What is the Largest City in Italy?

Rome is the most populous city in Italy, followed by Milan and Naples. Rome has a population of around 2.8 million people.

The Largest Cities in Italy

What Is The National Dish Of Italy?

Ragu alla Bolognese, also known simply as Bolognese, is recognized as the national dish of Italy. The meat based sauce and tagliatelle pasta dish traces its origins in Bologna, Italy, the city from which the meal gets its name.

What Is the National Dish of Italy?

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Italy regions & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
Abruzzo L'Aquila
Aosta Valley Aosta
Apulia Bari
Basilicata Potenza
Calabria Catanzaro
Campania Napoli
Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Lazio Rome
Liguria Genoa
Lombardy Milano
Marche Ancona
Molise Campobasso
Piedmont Turin
Sardinia Cagliari Sardinia
Sicily Palermo Sicily
Trentino-South Tyrol Trento
Tuscany Florence
Umbria Perugia
Veneto Venice

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