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Name:_______Vincent Ponzio_____________________
Directions: We are about to embark on an exploration of various countries. You
will be able choose 1 country to research. Below are the guidelines. You can use
the internet or books to help you in your search.
Here is a list of facts that you will need to research. You can go beyond this list if
you want. Spots 14-15 were left open for you to add your own facts.
1. Name of Country: Italy
2. Country's capital: Rome
3. Population of people living in this country 61.6 million live in Italy.
4. Which continent is this country in? Europe
5. Major Cities-List two major cities and an interesting fact about each.
1. Cit y: Rome
1a. Interesting fact: Great place to learn about Romans and ancient history
2. City: Pisa
2a. Interesting fact: “’Hold’’ the leaning tower of Pisa. Quite a sight?
6. Attractions and places to visit. List 3-5
The best place in italy is to vist is Venice
7. Typical Food/Cuisine. List 3-5
__They have Gelato, coffie and pizze
8. Climate (weather). Does this country have seasons?
It’s 57 degress there and mostly clouds and its 61 today and mostly sunny
9. Language: Italian
10. Map of the specific country (photo)
11. Map of where in the world is this country is (photo)
12. Picture of the country's flag
13 sergio Mattarella.
Presentation: You can present your project in any form. You can create a poster
by printing photos and putting the information together, make a brochure,
powerpoint, etc.
You will be graded on the information you gather and your level of effort that
you put into your presentation.
Additional topics for your research project:
1. Common phrases/The Feast of St Markslang in the language of this country.
2. ‘’Piacere’’ and sono your first name.
3. Explain what made you pick this country to research?
Cause my grandparents came from italy.
4. What type of government does this country have?
Head of state,Legislative branch, Executive branch, Judicial branch.
5. Famous Holidays
Easter Monday-, also known as La Pasquetta in Italian, is part of the Easter holiday celebrations that are
celebrated across Italy. It is a popular time to take short breaks to the countryside with friends and/or family.
Easter games include egg races. Many people also go on picnics at this time of the year.
Liberation Day is on April 25. is a national Italian holiday commemorating the end of the Italian Civil War
and the end of Nazi occupation of the country during World War II. Also known as The Feast of St Mark.
6. Famous artists/musicians/ athletes
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni,
commonly known as Michelangelo, was an
Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and
engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted
an unparalleled influence on the development
of Western art. Considered the greatest living
artist in his lifetime, he has ...more
Artworks: David, The Creation of Adam, Sistine
Chapel ceiling, Pietà, Bacchus, + more
Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Nationality: Italy
Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician,
engineer, inventor,
botanist, and writer. He is
widely considered to be
one of the greatest
painters of all time and
perhaps the most
diversely talented
Artworks: Mona Lisa,
The Last Supper,
Bacchus, Adoration of the
Magi, Annunciation, +
Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
Associated periods or
movements: High
Nationality: Republic of Florence
Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
is an Italian singer, songwriter and record
Born with poor eyesight, Bocelli
became completely blind at the age of 12,
following a football accident.
Landforms- rivers, mountain
Except for the fertile Po River Valley in the north and the narrow coastal belts farther south, Italy's
mainland is generally mountainous, with considerable seismic activity. ... The Apennines, the rugged
backbone of peninsular Italy, rise to form the southern border of the Po Plain.
s, oceans, valleys, deserts, etc.