In the middle of Italy there exists another country

It is the country of Vatican located in the middle of Rome. This is one of the smallest countries in the world, with an area of ​​only 0.44 km2. Although modest in area, the Vatican is considered one of the most powerful countries today, the official residence of the Pope and other religious dignitaries of the Catholic Church. The Vatican owns its own banking system and prints its own Euro currency, Vatican stamps, radio and TV systems, license plates, passports, etc. therefore, this can be considered one of the most unique countries in the world.


The country within a country


The country with 400 different types of noodles


Italy's cuisine is extremely diverse and one of the most famous dishes is pasta. This country's "noodle collection" has more than 400 different types of noodles, from leaf-shaped noodles, strips, long noodles, cylindrical shapes, and other unique shapes, with flavors and styles different from one locality to another. People around the world spent 23 billion USD to buy pasta in 2016, of which the largest market was Italy, followed by the US and Russia, according to The Local.


Various types of noodles in Italy


Pizza is the food of the poor


In Italy, pizza is an extremely popular dish. Pizza was born in 1860 in Naples. Pizza is simply a poor man's dish, simply prepared from available ingredients . In 1889, when Queen Margherita Maria Teresa Giovanna came to Naples and enjoyed a pizza that only included cheese and tomatoes, she liked it so much and named it Pizza Margherita. Since then, pizza has become a famous dish and a typical representative of Italian cuisine.


Pizza in Italy

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