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 There are two independent states within Italy: the Republic of San Marino (25 square miles) and the Vatican City (just 108.7 acres).

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In 2007, a dog named Rocco discovered a truffle in Tuscany that weighed 3.3 pounds. It sold at auction for $333,000 (USD), a world record for a truffle.

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Italy is said to have more masterpieces per square mile than any other country in the world.

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The official name of Italy is the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana).

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Italy is approximately 116,400 square miles (including Sicily and Sardinia), which is slightly larger than Arizona

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