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Italy (Italian: Italia [iˈtaːlja] (listen)), officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica Italiana [reˈpubblika itaˈljaːna]),  is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in south-central Europe, and it is also considered a part of Western Europe. The country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union. The capital and largest city is Rome; other major cities are Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence and Venice.
Due to its central geographic location in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Italy has historically been home to myriad peoples and cultures. In addition to the various ancient peoples dispersed throughout what is now modern-day Italy, the most predominant being the Indo-European Italic peoples who gave the peninsula its name, beginning from the classical era, Phoenicians and Carthaginians founded colonies mostly in insular Italy, Greeks established settlements in the so-called Magna Graecia of Southern Italy, while Etruscans and Celts inhabited central and northern Italy respectively. An Italic tribe known as the Latins formed the Roman Kingdom in the 8th century BC, which eventually became a republic with a government of the Senate and the People. The Roman Republic initially conquered and assimilated its neighbours on the Italian peninsula, eventually expanding and conquering parts of Europe, North Africa and  Asia. By the first century BC, the Roman Empire emerged as the dominant power in the Mediterranean Basin and became a leading cultural, political and religious centre, inaugurating the Pax Romana, a period of more than 200 years during which Italy's law, technology, economy, art, and literature developed. Italy remained the homeland of the Romans and the metropole of the empire, whose legacy can also be observed in the global distribution of culture, governments, Christianity and the Latin script.
During the Early Middle Ages, Italy endured sociopolitical collapse and barbarian invasions, but by the 11th century, numerous rival city-states and maritime republics, mainly in the northern and central regions of Italy, rose to great prosperity through trade, commerce and banking, laying the groundwork for modern capitalism. These mostly independent statelets served as Europe's main trading hubs with Asia and the Near East, often enjoying a greater degree of democracy than the larger feudal monarchies that were consolidating throughout Europe; however, part of central Italy was under the control of the theocratic Papal States, while Southern Italy remained largely feudal until the 19th century, partially as a result of a succession of Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Angevin, Aragonese and other foreign conquests of the region. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe, bringing a renewed interest in humanism, science, exploration and art. Italian culture flourished, producing famous scholars, artists and polymaths. During the Middle Ages, Italian explorers discovered new routes to the Far East and the New World, helping to usher in the European Age of Discovery. Nevertheless, Italy's commercial and political power significantly waned with the opening of trade routes that bypassed the Mediterranean. Centuries of rivalry and infighting between the Italian city-states, such as the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries, left Italy fragmented and susceptible to foreign domination, and it was subsequently conquered, exploited, and further divided by European powers such as France, Spain and Austria.
By the mid-19th century, rising Italian nationalism and calls for independence from foreign control led to a period of revolutionary political upheaval. After centuries of foreign domination and political division, Italy was almost entirely unified in 1861, establishing the Kingdom of Italy as a great power. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, Italy rapidly industrialised, namely in the north, and acquired a colonial empire, while the south remained largely impoverished and excluded from industrialisation, fuelling a large and influential diaspora. Despite being one of the main victors in World War I, Italy entered a period of economic crisis and social turmoil, leading to the rise of a fascist dictatorship in 1922. Participation in World War II on the Axis side ended in military defeat, economic destruction and the Italian Civil War. Following the liberation of Italy and the rise of the resistance, the country abolished the monarchy, established a democratic Republic and enjoyed a prolonged economic boom, becoming a highly developed country.Today, Italy is considered to be one of the world's most culturally and economically advanced countries, with the world's eighth-largest economy by nominal GDP (third in the Eurozone), sixth-largest national wealth and third-largest central bank gold reserve. It ranks very highly in life expectancy, quality of life, healthcare, and education. The country plays a prominent role in regional and global economic, military, cultural and diplomatic affairs; it is both a regional power and a great power, and is ranked the world's eighth most-powerful military. Italy is a founding and leading member of the European Union and a member of numerous international institutions, including the UN, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE, the WTO, the G7, the G20, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Council of Europe, Uniting for Consensus, the Schengen Area and many more. The country has long been a global centre of art, music, literature, philosophy, science and technology, and fashion, and has greatly influenced and contributed to diverse fields including cinema, cuisine, sports, jurisprudence, banking and business. As a reflection of its cultural wealth, Italy is home to the world's largest number of World Heritage Sites (55), and is the fifth-most visited country.
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Italy

Italy

Country in Europe

  • Desc: Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in south-central Europe, and it is also considered a part of Western Europe.
  • URL: http://www.italia.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, Organization, Country
  • Result Score: 14949.43

Italy national rugby union team

Rugby union team

Italy men's national volleyball team

Volleyball team

  • Desc: The Italy men's national volleyball team represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. It dominated international volleyball competitions in the 1990s and early 2000s, by winning three World Championships in a row, six European Championships, one World Cup and eight World League.
  • URL: http://www.federvolley.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_men's_national_volleyball_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 1536.47
Rome

Rome

Capital of Italy

  • Desc: Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,879,728 residents in 1,285 km², it is also the country's most populated comune.
  • URL: http://www.comune.roma.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, Cemetery
  • Result Score: 1223.22

Italy national basketball team

Basketball team

Milan

Milan

City in Italy

  • Desc: Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. Milan served as the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Duchy of Milan and the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia.
  • URL: http://www.comune.milano.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City
  • Result Score: 1097.53
Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Statesman

  • Desc: Napoléon Bonaparte was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 1040.85
Italy women's national football team

Italy women's national football team

Football team

  • Desc: The Italy women's national football team has represented Italy in international women's football since their inception in 1968. The team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Italy.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_women's_national_football_team
  • Type: Thing, Organization, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 984.89
Italy national football team

Italy national football team

Football team

  • Desc: The Italy national football team has officially represented Italy in international football since their first match in 1910. The squad is under the global jurisdiction of FIFA and is governed in Europe by UEFA—the latter of which was co-founded by the Italian team's supervising body, the Italian Football Federation.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_national_football_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 984.36

Italy women's national volleyball team

Volleyball team

  • Desc: The Italy women's national volleyball team is governed by the Federazione Italiana Pallavolo. The team's biggest victories were the Gold Medal at the 2002 FIVB Women's World Championship, being the first team to break the domination of Russia, Cuba, China and Japan, and the 2007 and the 2011 World Cup, winning 21 out of the 22 matches in both tournaments.
  • URL: http://www.federvolley.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_women's_national_volleyball_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 913.97
Florence

Florence

City in Italy

  • Desc: Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is the most populated city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.
  • URL: http://www.comune.firenze.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings
  • Result Score: 905.13
Naples

Naples

City in Italy

  • Desc: Naples is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city's administrative limits while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,115,320 residents.
  • URL: http://www.comune.napoli.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples
  • Type: Thing, Place, City, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings
  • Result Score: 749.72

X Factor (Italy)

TV show

Turin

Turin

City in Italy

  • Desc: Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is the capital city of Piedmont and of the Metropolitan City of Turin, and was the first Italian capital from 1861 to 1865.
  • URL: http://www.comune.torino.it/en/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turin
  • Type: Thing, Place, City, Cemetery
  • Result Score: 705.50
WIND

WIND

Telecom company

Verona

Verona

City in Italy

  • Desc: Verona is a city on the Adige River in Veneto, Italy, with 258,108 inhabitants. It is one of the seven provincial capitals of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third largest in northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km² and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants.
  • URL: http://portale.comune.verona.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verona
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings
  • Result Score: 639.11
RAI

RAI

Company

  • Desc: RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana is the national public broadcasting company of Italy, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. RAI operates many terrestrial and subscription television channels and radio stations.
  • URL: http://www.rai.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAI
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 561.87

University of Turin

University in Turin, Italy

  • Desc: The University of Turin is a university in the city of Turin in the Piedmont region of north-western Italy. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe, and continues to play an important role in research and training.
  • URL: http://www.unito.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Turin
  • Type: Thing, CollegeOrUniversity, Corporation, Place, Organization, EducationalOrganization
  • Result Score: 517.70
Padua

Padua

City in Italy

  • Desc: Padua is a city and comune in Veneto, northern Italy. Padua is on the river Bacchiglione, west of Venice. It is the capital of the province of Padua. It is also the economic and communications hub of the area. Padua's population is 214,000.
  • URL: http://www.comune.padova.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padua
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 465.41
Pisa

Pisa

City in Italy

  • Desc: Pisa is a city and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, straddling the Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa.
  • URL: http://www.comune.pisa.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisa
  • Type: Thing, Place, City, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings
  • Result Score: 424.34
Parma

Parma

City in Italy

  • Desc: Parma is a city in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its architecture, music, art, prosciutto, cheese and surrounding countryside. It is home to the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world. Parma is divided into two parts by the stream of the same name. The district on the far side of the river is Oltretorrente. Parma's Etruscan name was adapted by Romans to describe the round shield called Parma. The Italian poet Attilio Bertolucci wrote: "As a capital city it had to have a river. As a little capital it received a stream, which is often dry".
  • URL: http://www.comune.parma.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parma
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 401.12
Trento

Trento

City in Italy

  • Desc: Trento is a city on the Adige River in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol in Italy. It is the capital of the autonomous province of Trento. In the 16th century, the city was the location of the Council of Trent. Formerly part of Austria and Austria-Hungary, it was annexed by Italy in 1919. With almost 120,000 inhabitants, Trento is the third largest city in the Alps and second largest in the Tyrol.
  • URL: http://www.comune.trento.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trento
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City
  • Result Score: 368.60
Syracuse

Syracuse

City in Italy

  • Desc: Syracuse is a historic city on the island of Sicily, the capital of the Italian province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek and Roman history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes.
  • URL: http://www.comune.siracusa.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syracuse,_Sicily
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings
  • Result Score: 339.00

Music of Italy

Musical style

  • Desc: The music of Italy has traditionally been one of the cultural markers of Italian national and ethnic identity and holds an important position in society and in politics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Italy
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 312.27

Lancia

Automobile manufacturer

  • Desc: Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer that was founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia as Lancia & C.. It became part of the Fiat Group in 1969; the current company, Lancia Automobiles, was established in 2007.
  • URL: http://www.lancia.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancia
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 309.65
Messina

Messina

City in Italy

  • Desc: Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. It is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, and the 13th largest city in Italy, with a population of more than 231,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the Metropolitan City.
  • URL: http://www.comune.messina.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messina
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City
  • Result Score: 290.99
Northern Italy

Northern Italy

Region in Italy

  • Desc: Northern Italy is a geographical and cultural region in the northern part of Italy. Non-administrative, it consists of eight administrative Regions in northern Italy: Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Italy
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 219.62

Italy national cricket team

Cricket team

Italy women's national basketball team

Basketball team

Grado

Grado

Town in Italy

Kingdom of Italy

Kingdom of Italy

State

  • Desc: The Kingdom of Italy was a state which existed from 1861—when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy—until 1946—when civil discontent led an institutional referendum to abandon the monarchy and form the modern Italian Republic.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Italy
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, Country
  • Result Score: 153.14
Italy

Italy

Town in Texas

  • Desc: Italy is a town in Ellis County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 1,863, down from 1,993 at the 2000 census. The community was named after Italy by a settler who had visited the European country.
  • URL: http://www.ci.italy.tx.us/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy,_Texas
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 128.85
Italy national under-20 football team

Italy national under-20 football team

Football team

  • Desc: Italy national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation. The team competes for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every two years.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_national_under-20_football_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 120.82
Este

Este

Town in Italy

  • Desc: Este is a town and comune of the Province of Padua, in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It is situated at the foot of the Euganean Hills. The town is a centre for farming, crafts and industry worthy of note.
  • URL: http://comune.este.pd.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Este,_Veneto
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place, City
  • Result Score: 117.15
Fiat S.p.A.

Fiat S.p.A.

Automotive industry company

  • Desc: Fiat S.p.A., or Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, was an Italian holding company whose original and core activities were in the automotive industry, and that was succeeded by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.
  • URL: http://www.fiatspa.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_S.p.A.
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 104.44
Italy Pavilion

Italy Pavilion

Theme park in Bay Lake, Florida

  • Desc: The Italy Pavilion is an Italian-themed pavilion that is part of the World Showcase, within Epcot at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, United States. Its location is between the German pavilion and The American Adventure.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_Pavilion_at_Epcot
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 96.85
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Publishing company

  • Desc: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore is the biggest publishing company in Italy. The company's mission is to encourage the dissemination of culture and ideas, through products, activities and services aimed at satisfying the needs and tastes of the broadest possible range of people, bringing together a love of culture and editorial quality with a capacity to identify and anticipate changes in the world of media and communications.
  • URL: http://www.mondadori.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnoldo_Mondadori_Editore
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 87.69

Italy national under-20 basketball team

Basketball team

  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 62.24
Poste italiane

Poste italiane

Postal service company

  • Desc: Poste Italiane S.p.A. is the Italian postal service provider. Besides providing postal services, Gruppo Poste Italiane offers integrated communication, postal savings products, logistics, financial and insurance services throughout Italy.
  • URL: http://www.poste.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poste_italiane
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 59.03

I.T.A.L.Y.

2008 film

  • Desc: I.T.A.L.Y. is a romantic comedy starring Jolina Magdangal with Dennis Trillo and Rufa Mae Quinto, produced and distributed by GMA Films. The film was filmed in three different continents: Asia, Europe and Africa. Filming went on in Europe and had a September 17, 2008 release instead of the original opening date of August 6, 2008.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I.T.A.L.Y.
  • Type: Movie, Thing
  • Result Score: 58.87

Italy

Everybody Loves Raymond episode

  • Desc: "Italy" is the two-part season five premiere of the American television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Constituting the 100th and 101st overall episodes of the series, they were written by the creator Philip Rosenthal and directed by Gary Halvorson.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_(Everybody_Loves_Raymond)
  • Type: Thing, TVEpisode
  • Result Score: 44.14
TIM

TIM

Telecommunications company

  • Desc: TIM S.p.A., also operating under the name Telecom Italia, is an Italian telecommunications company headquartered in Rome and Milan, which provides telephony services, mobile services, and DSL data services.
  • URL: https://www.tim.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecom_Italia
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 33.43
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