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About Italy

    Where is Italy?

    Flag of Italy Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia

    Capital: Rome Coordinates: 41° 53" North, 12° 28" East
    Map of Italy

    What is the Italy weather like?

    Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

    Traveling to Italy

    Traveling by air

    There are 129 airports in Italy, 98 of which are paved.

    There are 5 heliports in Italy.


    Traveling by car

    There are 487,700 Km of highways in Italy.


    Traveling by water

    There are 2,400 Km of waterways in Italy.

    The most important ports and harbours are in major seaport(s): Augusta, Cagliari, Genoa, Livorno, Taranto, Trieste, Venice

    oil terminals: Melilli (Santa Panagia) oil terminal, Sarroch oil terminal

    container port(s) (TEUs): Genoa (1,847,648), Gioia Tauro (2,264,798), La Spezia (1,307,274)

    LNG terminal(s) (import): Adriatic (Rovigo), La Spezia.


    Traveling by train

    There are 20,255 Km of railways in Italy.