By: The GoAbroad Team
Posted on: Italy, Description
Despite decade of struggles to be united in the past, two Italys exist
today, known as the prosperous & developed north and the less developed agricultural south. Their controversy came at a time when the Kingdom of Naples & Sicily was at its weakest while the northern-city states was thriving well.
Milan prevails to be Italy's first city of commerce, and the Po River plain is A99 considered to be both italy's and southern Europe's most advanced agricultural region. Turin is a major attraction for pilgrims and toursits and is home to one of the world's largest car producers, Fiat. Rome, the capital of Italy, continues to manifest the architectural and artistic tradition known to be among the world's richest.
Despite its rich and magnificent art and architecture, there's no reason to be intimidated. Its people are very hospitable and are rarely indifferent. Hundreds of local festivals take place across the country in any given day to celebrate a saint or a local harvest including the daily domestic ritual of passeggiata, a collective evening stroll celebrated by the young and old alike in towns and villages across the country. If there is one special national characteristic Italians are known for, it's that they know how to live life to the fullest.
photo by: manjeet