50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Two)

Every day 3 thousand euros get tossed in the Trevi Fountain

Every day 3 thousand euros get tossed in the Trevi Fountain

The Tuscan Muse walks us through another list of facts about Italy which will surprise you:
The national sport of Italy is soccer (known as football outside of America).
Italy's national dish is pasta.
Napoleon spent his first exile on the Italian island of Elba.
The vespa scooter was invented in Italy in 1946.
Italy has the most hotel rooms of any European nation.
Everyday 3,000€ gets tossed into the Trevi Fountain.
Italy's national flower is the Lily.
Sixty percent of the world's art treasures are in Italy.
Opera was created in Italy.
Bubonic Plague killed one-third of the Italian population in the 14th century.
Italy has won the World Cup four times.
The average consumption of pasta in Italy is 25 kg per person per year.
The violin and the cello were both invented in Italy.
Italian pizza originated in Naples during the 18th century.
Italy holds the Guiness record for having the most elevators.
The national bird of Italy is Bluebird.

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