Italy (Italian: Italia ), officially the Italian Republic, or the Republic of Italy, is a country in Southern and Western Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea , it consists of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands ; its territory largely coincides with the homonymous geographical region . 
Italy (Italian: Italia) is a country in Southern Europe. It is a member of the European Union. Its official name is the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica Italiana). The Italian flag is green, white and red. Italy is a democratic republic. Italy is a founding member of the European Union. In 2022, Italy's president is Sergio Mattarella.
The history of Italy covers the ancient period, the Middle Ages, and the modern era. Since classical antiquity, ancient Etruscans, various Italic peoples (such as the Latins, Samnites, and Umbri ), Celts, Magna Graecia colonists, and other ancient peoples have inhabited the Italian Peninsula.   In antiquity, Italy was the homeland of the Romans and the metropole of the Roman Empire 's provinces.
Italy (Italian: Italia), offeecially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a kintra in the sooth o Europe. It comprises a buit-shapit, peninsula an twa muckle islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily an Sardinia, an shares it's northren alpine mairch wi Monaco , Fraunce , Swisserland , Austrick an Slovenie .
The Italian Wikipedia (Italian: Wikipedia in italiano) is the Italian-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was created on May 11, 2001  and first edited on June 11, 2001. As of January 28, 2023, it has 1,793,195 articles and more than 2,340,657 registered accounts. 
Italy has a rich Catholic culture, especially as numerous Catholic saints, martyrs and popes were Italian themselves. Roman Catholic art in Italy especially flourished during the Middle Ages , Renaissance and Baroque periods, with numerous Italian artists, such as Michelangelo , Leonardo da Vinci , Raphael , Caravaggio , Fra Angelico , Gian Lorenzo Bernini , Sandro Botticelli , Tintoretto , Titian and Giotto .
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