Italy - Shoes Kingdom
Italy in southern Europe, all known as the Republic of Italy. An
area of almost 301,300 square kilometers. 576l million population is
mainly Italian. Residents are Catholic, Italian is the official
language, individual border areas speak French, German. Currency is
the euro. Rome (Roma).
The flag three equal vertical green, white and red stripes. The
legend was designed for Napoleon in 1796.
Italy is an ancient civilization, and has been ruled by the Roman
Republic and the Roman Empire. In the 11th century, the Normans
invaded the south and established the kingdom. Between the 12th and
15th centuries, Italy was split into many kingdoms, principalities,
autonomous cities and small feudal territories. In May 1861, the
kingdom of Italy was re-established. In 1870, the army captured Rome
to complete reunification. In 1922, Mussolini came to power and
practiced fascist rule for more than 20 years. In 1946, the Republic
Economic and Cultural Customs
Heavy industry, food, textiles and chemicals are Italy's major
industrial sectors, including some of the most developed machinery
industries in the world such as shipbuilding, machine manufacturing
and home appliances. Italy leads the world in garment exports. The
Italian footwear industry is also well developed, with beautifully
designed, well-made and stylish shoes. The footwear industry is
based around small businesses only responsible for a single process
to ensure the quality and quantity. Italy is Europe's main wheat and
rice producer and is also among the world's leading grape, wine,
olive and citrus fruit producers.
The birthplace of the Renaissance in Europe, where the most
abundant Renaissance works of art are preserved. Between 1865 and
1871 it was known as the capital of Italy. The city has 40 museums
and galleries, more than 60 palaces and more than a dozen kinds of
churches. Most notable are the Uffizi Gallery and the most
enchanting Bark, which highlights the essence of Italian painting.
Santa Croce church Galileo to open Langqi Luo, Rossini and other
famous cemetery, the "Italian Pantheon" known to the world.
In the Adriatic Riviera, Venice is sometimes called the "Water
Capital." It is surrounded by a causeway, which connects it to the
mainland. In a city about 51 km long and between 8 and 14.5 km wide
it contains more than 120 small islands. A total of 400 different
bridges connect the island with 177 canals crisscrossing the city's
main traffic areas. The gondola is a favorite tourist mode of
transportation. Famous monuments includes St. Mark's Cathedral,
Regent Palace, the "Giant Ladder" and the "Bridge of Sighs."
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Built in 1174–1350, the design for the eighth floor is 56 m high.
When the third layer was completed, it was found to have uneven
foundation settlement because of poor geological conditions. The
designers increase the settlement to remedy the situation but the
result was even more severe subsidence. The project was stalled
several times, but finally finished in an inclined state. The
completion of the project deviated from a vertical tower by 2.1 m.
After 650 years, the Leaning Tower of Pisa continues to tilt towards
the ground despite various measures such as the pouring of concrete
and tilt speed control.