Country in southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in south-central Europe, and it is also considered a part of western Europe. A unitary parliamentary republic with its capital in Rome, the country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in Tunisian waters (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union.

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Formula 1 adds two more races to its 2020 calendar as it seeks to rebuild the season during the coronavirus crisis.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Six people who dared to go bare on the shores of Lake Como are spotted by a marine patrol.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

After days of stand-off the passengers, who include children, will be taken into quarantine in Sicily.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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