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Italy rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of Italy. Common rental types found in Italy are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Regions and cities if Italy where housing rentals are found are Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia, Lazio (Roma), Liguria, Lombardy (Milan), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-Alto Adige, Tuscany (Florence), Umbria, Veneto, Abruzzo, Aosta Valley, All Cities. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of Italy.

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Italy Country Information

Italy is officially democratic republic located in Southern Europe and its capital is Rome. It is the political centre of civilization, member of the European Union and also a member of the G8. Its official name is Repubblica Italiana. The territory of Italy covers 301,338 sq km. It is the sixth most populous country in Europe and the twenty-third most populous in the world. Modern Italy is a democratic republic and the world's eighteenth most-developed country. It enjoys a very high standard of living, world's seventh-largest nominal GDP, tenth highest GDP, and the fifth highest government budget in the world. Italy is a member of the G8 and G20 and also a member of state of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, the Council of Europe, and the Western European Union. It has the world's eighth largest defence budget and shares NATO's nuclear weapons. It plays an important role in European and global military. Italy also participates in various worldwide organizations like Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Glocal Forum and the NATO Defence College which is headquartered in Rome. Italy has the world's nineteenth highest life expectancy and its healthcare system has been ranked the second best in the world. It is the world's fifth most visited country.

Italy Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Until 1861 the country did not exist. Due to this late unification, many traditions and customs are recognized as distinct. It has collections of world art, culture and literature. Italy has worldwide cultural influence. Italy also has architectural monuments such as museums, palaces, buildings, statues, churches, art galleries, villas, fountains, historic houses and archaeological remains. Roman architecture has great influence on western world. In Roman architecture walls covered with a plaster, brick, stone or marble veneer, and decorative polychrome and gold-gilded sculpture. Gothic architecture appeared in Italy in the 12th century. Italian Gothic architecture maintained peculiar characteristics, in France, and other European countries. The modern basis Italian language was established by the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri. Music plays an important role in Italian culture. Instruments like piano and violin were invented in Italy and classical music like symphony, concerto, and sonata are innovations of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian music. Italy is birthplace of opera. Jazz is introduced in early 1920s. The most notable centers of jazz music in Italy include Milan, Rome, and Sicily. Italian pop music is represented annually with the Sanremo Music Festival. Italian fashion has a long tradition, one of the most important in the world. Venice, Bologna, Genoa and Vicenza are other major centers. According to the 2009 Global Language Monitor, Milan was nominated the true fashion capital of the world. Vogue Italia is the most important and prestigious fashion magazine in the world.

Italy Country Demographics

Italy total population - 59,619,290
Italy Male population - 28,949,747
Italy Female population - 30,669,543
Italy Romanian population - 796,477
Italy North African population - 606,556
Italy Chinese population - 170,265
Italy Ukrainian population - 153,998
Italy Asian (non-Chinese) population - 445,795
Italy Latin American population - 298,860
Italy Sub-Saharan African population - 264,570
Italy Other population - 713,378

Italy School Information

The basic Italian educational principles are constitutionally founded and ensure free, compulsory educational opportunity for all children. Public education in Italy is free. Italy has public and private education system. Public education in Italy is compulsory from 6 to 14 years of age. Italy has a five-year primary stage and eight-year secondary stage, divided into first-grade secondary school (middle school) and second-grade secondary school (or high school). Italy hosts a broad variety of universities, colleges and academies. The Italian education system provides nursery school for 2 to 5 year - old age children, elementary school for 6 to 11 year old age, lower secondary or middle school for 11 to 14 year old, upper secondary school or vocational training for 15 to 18 or 19 year old, and above 19 age for university, university institutes, or fine arts academies. By the Wall street Journal international rankings Milan's Bocconi University is the world best business school among the top 20 best business schools in the world. Italy and the Western world's oldest college is the University of Bologna. The University of Padua is also one of Europe's oldest. There are two bodies, responsible for education in Italy and they are the Ministry of Public Instruction for preschool, primary and secondary education and the Ministry for Universities and Scientific Research.

Italy Country Symbols

Italy Country nickname - The Boot (Lo Stivale), The Peninsula (La Penisola), The Beautiful Country (Il Belpaese), Land of saints, poets and sailors
Italy state Flag
Italy state Flag
Italy state Bird
Italy state Bird
Western Meadowlark
Italy state Animal
Italy state Animal
Italian Wolf
Italy state Tree
Italy state Tree
Italy state Song
Italy state Song
Il Canto degli Italiani

Italy Country History

The area what we call now Italy is not a state before 1861 and is made of a group of independent states ruled by other countries like Austria, France and Spain. The head of the government of 'State of Sardinia' talked to the Austrians in Lombardy and Veneto and hence they want to create a Northern Italian state. Then other central and southern states also joined to create a bigger state. In 1861 the Kingdom of Italy was created. Vittorio Emanuele II was made the King. Veneto was made part of Italy in 1866 after a war with Austria. Italy participated in World War I against Central Powers on the eastern border near Austria. And then in 1922 a new Italian government was formed under the rule of Benito Mussolini. Italy again enters in World War II in 1940 as an ally of Germany against France, Great Britain, and Russia. Italy became free on April 25 1945 and became a republic on June 2 1946.

Italy Country Tourist Information

Tourism is one of the fastest growing and profitable sectors of the national economy. Italy is the fourth highest tourism earner and the fifth most visited country in the world. During the Gulf War, the tourism in Italy was collapsed and again it rebuilt in the mid - 1990s. Its strong tourist attractions are Colosseum and the ruins at Pompeii. Italy's most internationally visited cities are Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Verona, Rimini, Bologna, Genoa, Turin and Siena.

Italy Country Transportation

ransport in Italy is made easy by buses, trains, boats and aero planes. Italy is a country which is well connected by roads, air and water. The trains in Italy that runs on the standard gauge of 18,071 km and 1.435 on meter gauge. Leonardo Da Vinci is the leading Airport in Rome. Trenitalia offers services in many parts of Italy. Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and France are connected to Italy by Trenitalia. Venice in Italy is well-known for its canals. The city can be traveled totally by boat. Canals are just used as roads. Malpensa International Airport in Italy is a wonderful airport located in Milan. Excellent transport facilities in Italy have made it accessible from any part of the world.

Italy Taxes

Italy Tax Rate Range Low 18% - High 45%
Italy Personal Exemptions Single - 4.25%
Italy tax rate for an individual - 23%-43%
Italy regional tax - 0.9%-1.4%
Italy municipal tax - 0.1%-0.8%
Italy Interest expenses - 30%
Italy Value Added Tax - 20%
Italy reduced rates of VAT - 4% and 10%
Italy Inheritance Tax/Gift Tax - 4%-8%
Italy Real Estate Property Tax - 0.04% to 0.07%

Italy Universities

Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy - 13,000 Students
University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, central Italy - 20,000 Students
University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy - 35,000 Students
University of Bari, Bari, Italy - 70,000 Students
University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy - 14,000 Students
University of Bologna, Partita, Italy - 95,771 Students
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy - 3.130 Students
University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy - 14,000 Students
University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy - 36,000 Students
University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy - 10,000 Students
University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy - 10,000 Students
University Carlo Cattaneo, Castellanza, Italy - 3,000 Students
University of Catania, Catania, Italy - 66,235 Students
University of Chieti, Chieti and Pescara, Italy - 30,000 Students
University of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy - 20,823 Students
University of Florence, Florence, central Italy - 59,500 Students
University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy - 10,628 Students
University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy - 40,000 Students

Italy Religions

Italy Roman Catholic Population is 87.8%
Italy Protestants Population is 2.1%
Italy Eastern Orthodox Population is 1.2%
Italy Pentecostals and Evangelists Population is 0.8%
Italy Jehovah's Population is 0.4%
Italy Christian Population is 2%
Italy Muslim Population is 3%
Italy Jewish Population is 0.06%
Italy Buddhists Population is 0.2%

Italy Regions

Abruzzo, Italy - Population 1,324,000
Aosta Valley, Italy - Population 126,000
Apulia, Italy - Population 4,076,000
Basilicata, Italy - Population 591,000
Calabria, Italy - Population 2,007,000
Campania, Italy - Population 5,811,000
Emilia-Romagna, Italy - Population 4,276,000
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy - Population 1,222,000
Lazio, Italy - Population 5,561,000
Liguria, Italy - Population 1,610,000
Lombardy, Italy - Population 9,642,000
Marche, Italy - Population 1,553,000
Molise, Italy - Population 320,000
Piedmont, Italy - Population 4,401,000
Sardinia, Italy - Population 1,666,000
Sicily, Italy - Population 5,030,000
Tuscany, Italy - Population 3,677,000
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy - Population 1,007,000
Umbria, Italy - Population 884,000
Veneto, Italy - Population 4,832,000

Italy Country Government

The politics of Italy take place in a framework of a parliamentary, democratic republic, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised collectively by the Council of Ministers, which is led by a President, informally referred to as "premier" or primo ministro (that is, "prime minister"). Legislative power is vested in the two houses of Parliament primarily and secondarily in the Council of Ministers. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislative. Italy has been a democratic republic since 2 June 1946, when the monarchy was abolished by popular referendum. The constitution was promulgated on 1 January 1948. The president of Italy is elected for seven years by parliament. The president of the Republic represents the unity of the nation. The President serves the country and has three branches of power, elected by the lawmakers, appoints executives, president of the judiciary and commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The Quirinal Palace is the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. The president nominates the Prime Minister, who proposes the other ministers. Legislative bills may originate in either house and must be passed by a majority in both. All Italian citizens 18 years of age and older can vote. However, to vote for the Senate, the voter must be 25 or older. The Italian judicial system is based on Roman law modified by the Napoleonic code and later statutes.

Italy Country Economy

As of 2011 Italy economy rank was 8th in the world, 4th rank in Europe and 3rd rank in Euro zone in nominal GDP and 10th rank in the World, 5th rank in Europe GDP at PPP. After World war II Italy agricultural economy is converted into industrialized economy. As of 2009 the Italy rank was 7th in exporting. Italy has major tourism destination in the World. Italy main manufacturings out puts are machinery, iron, steel, chemicals, foodstuffs, fabrics, vehicles, clothing, footwear and ceramics. Some of the agricultural outputs of Italy are fruits, vegetables, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives and beef. The main export products of Italy textiles, machinery, vehicles, transport tools, chemicals, food items, tobacco, minerals and metals and the imported items are engineering products, chemicals, energy products, minerals metals, textiles and beverages.

Italy Country Parks

The Italian national parks cover about five percent of the country. The parks are managed by the Ministry of the Environment. Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise is an Italian national park founded in 1923, located in the Abruzzo region, includes territory in Lazio and Molise, and includes 506.82 km2 (195.68 sq mi). Alta Murgia or Parco Nazionale dell'Alta Murgia is a national park in Apulia, southern Italy, lies in Murgia, established in 2004, with an area of 677.39 sq km.