50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Three)

50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Three)

University in Bologna is the oldest in Europe

Third part of the series introduced by Tuscan Muse with the most interesting things about Italy. Here we go!

The national bird of Italy is Bluebird.
 
Italy is famous for its sports cars like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Lamborghini.
 
The oldest European university in continuous operation is the University of Bologna, founded in 1088.
 
Italians invented optical eye glasses.
 
Italy has been making wines for over 2800 years.
 
The oldest film festival in the world, beginning in 1932, is the Venice Film Festival.
 
Italy has more famous fashion designers than any other country.
 
Many of Shakespeare's plays were set in Italy, including Romeo and Juliet from Verona.
 
Carabinieri uniforms are designed by Valentino.
 
The highest point in Italy is Mont Blanc, in the alps at 15,770 feet.
 
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