Hello - Ciao
How are you doing - Come Stai
What is your name? - Come ti chiami
Thank you - Grazie
You are Welcome - Prego
Please - Per favore
Excuse me - Mi scusi
Goodbye - Ciao
Have a nice day - Buona Giornata
Italy is well known for its art and artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, and Raphael. Italy is also well known for its literature, music, and passion for sports. The ancient Colosseum in Rome hosted gladiator competitions.
Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea
Official Language: Italian
Geography: mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands; home to the Po River, Italy's longest river.
Population: 58,133,509 (July 2006 est.)
Foods: Italians are known for pasta & antipasto. Antipasto, which means appetizers, may consists of a many vegetables, cold meats, olives, and artichoke hearts. Ribbon-shaped pasta is more popular in the north while macaroni with tomato sauce is more popular in the south. Pizza and Risotto are also popular. Deserts include gelato, tiramisu, and rum cake.
(Primary Source) World Book Encylopedia, 2006.