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    Look What Came From



By Hiyori K



picture taken on a gondola in Venice

         Look What Came From Italy

By: Hiyori Kanno

Introduction.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .p.4

Food.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   p.5

Recipes.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  p.8

Places.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .p.12

Climate.   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  p.14

Brands.    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  p.15

Words and Language   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   p.16 

Art.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  p.18

Inventions.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .p.20

Holidays.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   p.22

Religion.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   p.23


Did you know that Italy is shaped like a high heeled boot?Italy is a great place to go eat or view sites. Italy became a country just in 1861 and the the capital is now, Rome. Its official name is Italian Republic, but commonly known as Italy. And Sergio Mattarella is their president today.You will never be bored while you are in Italy. Why? Because there are many beautiful and stunning sites and fun places to go to! Italy is a gorgeous place that is perfect and has everything including, food, sites, and all the other stuff. When you want to learn something, a tour guide is the best. Even better, is this book. If you want to know more about Italy, you should keep on reading this booklet. This will help you learn a lot about Italy and the next time you go to Italy, you know where to go, where to eat, what to bring to Italy, and how to make some Italian food.

                  Incredible Italy

                  Fun Fact

                Italy's Capital wasn't Rome until 1861

                    Rome is often called,'Eternal City'

             There is a tiny country inside of Rome;the Vatican

                       Food In Italy

Food is very important for Italians. Italians consider their good cooking or foods as art. One of the main food in Italy which most people knows, is pizza and pasta. And of course, you can't miss gelato and tiramisu for dessert. 

  • Gelato means "frozen".

Fun Fact

The Italian translation for tiramisu is “carry me up.” Also known as Tuscan Trifle. Tradition tiramisu is a pudding-like dessert that usually consists of sponge cake or ladyfingers dipped in a liqueur, then layered with grated chocolate and rich custard.

One of the most famous and common pizza is pizza margherita. Do you want to know a fact that you probably didn't know about it? Chef Raffaele Esposito made it in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy and named it after her name. It also represents the three Italian flag color, which is; Red:tomato, Green: Basil, White: mozzarella cheese.                                                         


1. Slice a crusty Italian bread or french stick into four 1/2 inches(1 cm pieces)

2. Peel a garlic clove but, do NOT CHOP it.

3. Finely chop 1 handful of fresh parsley leaves.

4.Put the slices of bread onto a baking sheet and broil for about 3 minutes. Turn them over and broil for another 3 minutes. The toasted bread should be golden brown.

5.Rub the garlic clove over on one side of each slice of bread.

6. Sprinkle the bread with the salt and chopped parsley.

7. Carefully drizzle two tbsp of olive oil over the top.

8.Eat your bruschetta immediately, before it gets soggy!!

There are a lot of beautiful, wonderful, and amazing places to visit in Italy. For example, the Blue Grotto is one. The Blue Grotto is a beautiful place in Capri, an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula.The blue grotto is like you are in a room full with blue lights and shiny blue gems.

The mouth of truth

Places you should go

Bocca della Verità / The mouth of truth is in a small area in Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy. The mouth of truth is a big face and you put your hand in its mouth.Just as it says so, when your hand gets bitten, it means that you lied, and if you didn't, it means you say stuff that are true.

The blue grotto

Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as well as Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling.Its area is 109 acres and the population is 451.

The leaning tower of Pisa is a hourglass in slow motion. Each year, it keeps tilting and tilting. The leaning tower of Pisa is simply a freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. And it is 186′ tall. It took 344 years to build, beginning in August 1173.

In Italy, when it's summer it's hot, and dry. When it is in winter, it's moderate, and wet. Italy experiences a Mediterranean climate. In the summer, it's usually an unpleasant weather. 


Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921 who was born in 1881, in Florence, Italy. Gucci is an Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods.Gucci means freebase in Italian.


Prada first began as an Italian leather bag manufacturer in 1913, created by Mario Prada. But the Prada name is most famous due to the success of his grand-daughter, Miuccia, born 1949.

Here are some words that are translated from Italian to English.



thank you-Grazie

you welcome-prego





please-per favore

Words and Language

In Italy, they speak English, and mainly Italian. Italian is even spoken in Switzerland.

Another place that is great to visit for art, is the Vatican City/country. It's a small country inside of Rome full with arts. Every where you look at, there is not a second where you cannot see something marvelous.

There are a lot of arts and paintings that we admire of like the Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa was painted by an amazing artist named Leonardo da Vinci and now is in  the Louvre museum.


The violin, viola, and cello were first made in the early 16th century, in Italy. The earliest evidence for their existence is in paintings by Gaudenzio Ferrari from the 1530s, though Ferrari's instruments had only three strings.


Fiat -Italy's largest company and the world sixth largest automobile manufacture, operating in 61 countries and earning more than $56 billion (US) a year. Fiat is one of Europe's most recognized export brand names.

  1. Pasquetta
  2. Epiphany
  3. Saints day
  4. New years
  5. Feat of San Gennaro
  6. Assumption day
  7. Easter Monday
  8. Liberation day
  9. St. Stephen's day
  10. Republic day


The Epiphany feast, known as La Befana, is an important part of the Christmas festivities in Italy. La Befana originates from a fairytale about a woman who flies on a broomstick bringing presents to children in Italy. La Befana is believed to be searching for baby Jesus, hence why she bears gifts for children. Many cities and towns in Italy organize festivities and parades to celebrate Epiphany on January 6.

What Do People Do in Epiphany?


The major religion in Italy is Roman Catholicism. This is not surprising, as Vatican City, located in the heart of Rome, is the hub of Roman Catholicism and where the Pope resides.