Italy ISD Calling code is +39
Italian national flag was inspired by the French flag, which was brought there in 1796 when Napoleon attacked Italy. It differs from the French flag only by the left stripe that has green color, not blue. There are several theories explaining the green color. One of them says that Napoleon chose green as a reminder of the green island Corsica, whereas others think it refers to the green uniforms of Milan militia. Green is also associated with the region of Lombardy. Italy was very fragmented and unstable until the late 19th century, and this was also reflected in the frequent changes of the design of the flag. The flag in its current form was adopted in 1946.
Travelling around Italy remains one of those rare experiences in life – like a perfect spring day or the power of first love – that can never be overrated. In few places do history, art, fashion, food and la dolce vita (“the good life”) intermingle so effortlessly. In Italy you’ll find sunny isles, glacial lakes and fiery volcanoes, rolling vineyards and urban landscapes harbouring more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on Earth. Few places offer such variety and few visitors leave without a fervent desire to return.
Look around at all the splendid palaces, paintings, churches and monuments and wonder at the centuries of hard graft and the unswerving devotion to traditional techniques. Like the local art, wine is also designed to elevate your spirits. From the neatly-banded stone terraces of the Cinque Terre, which snake from sea level to terrifying precipices, to the blousy hillsides of Chianti, the riverine plain of the Po valley and the volcanic slopes of Etna, Italian wines are lovingly made to complement the carefully-sourced regional cuisine on your plate.
|Total area||301,318 km2|
|Formation||17. 3. 1861|
|Highest point||Mont Blanc (4,807 m)|
|GDP||$1.850 trillion (2016)|
|ISD Calling code||+39|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|