Facts About Italy for Kids

facts about italy for kidsCiao! People say that Italy is enchanting, magical and phenomenal for both adults and kids. A trip here with the entire family may just be the vacation of your dreams. Italy has it all—forests, farmland, mountains, large cities, small villages, islands, ocean resorts and pizza. Just remember not to order a decaf Frappuccino, as this does not exist in Italy. The good news is that Italy is a great country to visit with the kids as there are a lot of options and every type of accommodation. If you are planning a trip to Italy with the kids, here is a course that helps you speak Italian like an Italiano.

The Italian Tricolore

Called the ‘Tricolore,’ the flag of Italy was adopted on the first of January in 1948. It has three vertical equally sized green stripes including green on the left, white in the middle and red on the right. The hills of Italy are represented by the color green. The white stands for the snow-capped Alps and for faith while the color red represents the blood spilled during the fight for independence as well as for charity.

You Can Visit a Castle

It can be lots of fun to visit a castle with kids, where they can imagine themselves being a king, princess or a knight. Often, there are interesting towns around the castle that have been around since medieval times. Trips like this could require some climbing though, as castles tend to be on hills, such as the famous Castel del Monte which is even featured in their currency. Other castles fun to visit include the Rocca Albornoziana in Spoleto and the Castello del Leone in Castiglione del Lago Here is a course about pre-history and the Renaissance that will give you a clue about what painting, sculpture and architectural styles the castles were designed in.

Shaped Like a Boot

Italy is a peninsula shaped like a boot that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Adriatic Sea from southern Europe. Throughout its history, its location has played a pretty important role. As Italy is surrounded by the sea, the mountains criss-cross in its inner land and this is what divides the regions. The top of the country is cut by the Alps as thin, long glacial lakes streak the area. Towards the entire peninsula, the Apennines Mountains stretch down from the Alps’ western end. On the Apennines’ west are woods and hills where you will find Rome and a lot of other historic cities in Italy. In the south are dry, hot fertile plains and coast-lands where figs, almonds and olives are grown. In Italy’s Alps the lower slopes are covered with forests. Above the forests are meadows that in the spring explode with flowers. During the annual migration of birds to Africa, millions of them stop to rest in Italy.

Pizza Was Invented in Italy

Although popular in many parts of the world, pizza was invented in Naples, Italy. Shops that bake and sell pizza are called ‘pizzerias.’ Around the word, there are many varieties of pizza along with pizza-based dish variants. Upon the request of Italy in 2009, the pizza flavor called ‘Neapolitan’ was kept safe as a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed dish in the European Union. Here is a course you will love called Cooking in Italian that will get you cooking delicious Italian recipes.

Lamborghinis are Made in Italy

One of the greatest products of Italy is the automobile. The Fiat brand is Italian and owns the brands Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini.

Bomarzo Monster Park Is In Italy

Children are delighted with Bomarzo Monster Park which is a park with mythological creature-shaped statuaries. Located in northern Lazio in Rome, you will need a car to get here as it is in the border of the Umbria region.

There is Nothing Like a Family Vacation to Lake Garda

In north Italy, Lake Garda is a great place to take a family vacation. The lake’s southern park has pebble and sand beaches and the clear lake water is perfect for boating and swimming. You will find walking paths, medieval castles and small villages as you explore the lake on a ferry. There are nearby amusement parks including the best one in Italy: Gardaland.

Shakespeare Settings

Aside from A Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare set a lot of his plays in Italy including The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Titus Andronicus, the Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar. If you love all things Italian, here is a course on Sonnets that happens to be one of the most powerful forms of poetry.

Famous Italian Explorers

Famous explorers from Italy include Amerigo Vespucci, John Cabot, Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus.

Hope this helps! If you love Italian culture, here is an article called Facts About Italy: From Its Delicious Food to Its Rich Culture that you might enjoy.