Tag: italy

There is a bank in Italy that accepts Parmigiano cheese as collateral for small business loans.


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In 1889, the Queen of Italy, Margherita Savoy, ordered the first pizza delivery.


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If you drink and drive in Italy and you reach over a certain limit of alcohol in your blood, you won’t lose just your driver’s license and freedom, you’ll say good bye to your car, too, which will be seized by the state.


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According to legend, Ancient Rome was founded by the two brothers, and demi-gods, Romulus and Remus, on 21 April 753 BCE. The legend claims that, in an argument over who would rule the city (or, in another version, where the city would be located) Romulus killed Remus and named the city after himself.


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Some of the first examples of graffiti come from 1st century Pompeii, where messages like “I don’t want to sell my husband” and “Successus was here” were written on walls.


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Viganella, Italy is cut off from direct sunlight for 83 days in the winter due to the surrounding mountains, so they set up a giant, computer-controlled mirror on top of the mountainside to reflect the sun’s rays onto the town.


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The ‘Double Tree of Casorzo’ near Piemonte, Italy, is unique because it’s actually two trees in one: a cherry tree growing on top of a mulberry tree.


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