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Italy

Italy is a surprisingly young country considering how much history is in this small country. It did not come together to a modern country until 1861.
Some facts about Italy:

  • Italy is located in Southern Europe
  • Italy is the home of pizza and imported pasta from China to Europe
  • The average life expectancy at birth for an Italian is 79.54 years.
  • Italy is slightly larger than Arizona.
  • Northern Italy is must more prosperous than Southern Italy
  • Italians love their evening Passeggiata, or stroll.
  • Italy brought the world ice cream, the piano and of course the Roman Empire
  • Italians is a popular travel destination and has been featured many times on the Amateur Traveler.
Travel to Como, Italy – Video Episode 35

Travel to Como, Italy – Video Episode 35

Visit Como in Italy with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the memorial to the victims of fascism, the funicular and the cathedral. click here to download (iPod) click here to download …
Travel to Lake Como, Italy – Video Episode 34

Travel to Lake Como, Italy – Video Episode 34

Visit Lake Como in Italy with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the lovely towns of Verenna, Bellaggio and the ferry ride between them. click here to download (m4v) click here to …
Travel to the Cinque Terre, Italy – Video Episode 33

Travel to the Cinque Terre, Italy – Video Episode 33

Visit the Cinque Terre on the Italian Coast with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the northern most three towns (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia) of the five picturesque towns of Italy’s …
Travel to Italian Riviera – Video Episode 32

Travel to Italian Riviera – Video Episode 32

Visit the Italian Riviera with the Amateur Traveler: Rapallo near Portafino, the ferry from La Spezia to the Cinque Terra. Also visit the southern most of the 5 towns in the Cinque …
Travel to Rome – The Roman Forum – Mike’s 6th Grade Report – Video Episode 3

Travel to Rome – The Roman Forum – Mike’s 6th Grade Report – Video Episode 3

The Forum in Rome as seen through the eyes of my son Mike. This is an edited version of his report for his 6th grade class. (He spells better now that he …