Italy, “Bella Italia” – beautiful Italy, this is how many Italians love to call their country. Italy is located in southern Europe on the Apennine Peninsula.

Its distinct shape, resembling a kicking boot, makes it easy to recognize it on maps or even from space.

The peninsula is bordered by the Adriatic Sea in east, the Sea of Sicily in south, the Ionian Sea in southeast, the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in west, all of them are parts of the Mediterranean Sea.