Italy is a boot-shape country between continental Europe and the Mediterranean sea. It has high muontains (the Alps) as well as wide plaine (such as Padana plain), but most of the land is hills and hills where we grow olives and grapes - agricolture is very important in our economy. There are active volcanos too, beautiful beaches and a wonderful sea. The climat changes a lot from North to South for the country is pretty long. Italy is famous for its landscapes but overall for its monuments and historical remains, which the main cities are filled in as well as the small villages; Italian art is very rich and precious and it's admirated worldwide - there are always many tourists visiting our country.
Italy has also a beautiful charming and powerful language, directly coming from Latin, and many different dialects. Italian literature is very rich and appreciated worldwide, and it was mainly important during the MiddleAge (think about poets like Dante Alighieri...).
We also have many delicious traditional recipies, both meat and fish, both vegetables and cakes; some specialities such as pizza or spaghetti are very popular abroad.
The main religion is the Catholic, mixed with many weird supertsitions and beliefs; the Catholic Church is really too much powerful and often influences poilitics while it has'n any right to do it. There are also Lutherans and Calvinists but not many, and some Gehova Witnesses too.
Unfortunately Italy has many treasures but also a very bad government whose members use politics just to get richer and are rapidly destroying the country economic and social situation. This is quite shameful but Italians usually don't care, and that's why nothing changes. Art is often bad conserved, swindle is the most common way to earn, racist discrimination and ignorance are very diffused.
So this isn't only a golden country...