The United States did help in making this dish popular, but pizza was born in the heart of Naples.
Italy is the land of pasta, so you can expect to find a great variety of pasta types.
Italy has the highest cheese variety in the world, with 487 different types.
The country doesn’t have the tradition of sitting down for a cup of coffee.
The dish is almost unknown in Italy, despite being born in its capital city.
The beloved spread popular worldwide was born in Italy, more specifically in the town of Alba, in the Piedmont region.
If there’s one distinctive feature about Italians is that they gesticulate a lot.
There’s a free red wine fountain in the small town of Villa Caldari, in the province of Chieti.
If you’re passing someone salt at a table and accidentally drop it, you may be in big trouble.
In Italy, it’s bad luck not to look someone in the eye when you toast.
Another fun fact is that Italians will avoid walking under a ladder because it brings bad luck.
Regional dialects are still very much alive in Italy, with 31 recognized in the whole country.
The University of Bologna is the oldest university in the Western World in continuous operation.