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Italy is a large nation in Southern Europe. Paired with Greece, it has been accepted as the birthplace of Western culture. Needless to say, it's also home to the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on earth. High art and monuments are to be seen everywhere around the nation.
It is also renowned worldwide for its exquisite cuisine, its chic fashions, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, numerous regional cultures and dialects, and also for its many beautiful alpine lakes and mountains (the Alps and Apennines). It is not surprising it is many times nicknamed Il Bel Paese (The Beautiful Country). Two independent mini-states are encased entirely by Italy: San Marino and Vatican City. While to be precise, not part of the European Union, both these states are also part of the Schengen Region and the European Monetary Union (EMU). Other than different police uniforms, there is virtually no evident transition from these states and Italy's territory, and the currency is the same . Italian is also the language in both city-states.