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Italy : The Republic of Italy is located in southern Europe and belongs to the European Union. Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and many seas such as the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea. The islands of Sicily, Sardinia, Capri and Elba is also part of Italy. The shape of Italy is similar to a boot. The capital of Italy is Rome. In Rome there is the Vatican City (independent of Italy). A second independent state within the borders of Italy is San Marino. Other major cities in Italy are Milan, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Bologna, Pescara, Verona, Naples and Palermo. In the Italian capital Rome the following places can be recommend: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, the San Clemente Basilica, Vatican City (with the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter with frescoes by Michelangelo), Castel Sant'Angelo (the Castel Sant Angelo including the underground corridor to the Vatican), Pantheon church, Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps) and the National Pasta museum. Furthermore the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a famous landmark as well as the Dome and Galeria in Milan.

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