Made by James Gibbons
Ten interesting facts about Italy
The number 17 is unlucky in Italy
In Italy, there is a 'tooth mouse' instead of a 'tooth fairy.'
The smallest country in the world is the Vatican City, inside Rome. It is an area covering just 108.7 acres, surrounded by a wall.
In Italy, most shops close for lunch until 4p.m. or 5 p.m. Then they open again until around 8 p.m.
The national football team wears a blue shirt and is known as 'the blues.' (Gli azzurri.)
There are over 600 Italian television channels - more than any other country in the world!
In Italy, workers are usually paid monthly and pay day is the 27th of the month.
Italians say Mamma mia! (meaning- my mummy) when they want to say 'My goodness!'
It is usual for babies to be named after their grandparents. They are NOT named after their parents.
At Italian weddings, the bride gives to each guest five sugared almonds in a little, decorated lace bag. This is called a bomboniera.
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