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North- The North of Italy holds the three most industrial cities in Italy, Milan, Turin and Genoa. These cities make the Industrial triangle. (See map of Italy.) Milan is the biggest of these cities and the second biggest in Italy. It is famous for fashion, banking and its football teams, A.C Milan and Inter Milan. Genoa exports goods from Italy by sea to the rest of Europe. Goods are also exported by air. Turin is the headquarters of Fiat cars and held the winter Olympics in 2005. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Many religious people travel to Florence to visit the 'Duomo', one of the most religious temples in the world. Florence is a major food processing and textiles industry. Pisa is situated on the west coast of Italy. ...read more.

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There is a population of over 10 million people, many who are young and have moved from Southern Italy to find a job. Many tourists come to Northern Italy to go skiing and hiking in the Alps in winter, and sight-seeing and hill walking in the summer. South- The South of Italy is much more laid back and traditional than the North. The farmers are mainly subsistent and grow vines and olive trees as the climate is very hot in summer. Droughts occur every year in the South and are becoming more frequent due to Global Warming. There is very little flat land to build factories on and trading goods with the North of Italy and other economic communities is very hard as there are few proper roads and no airports. ...read more.

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Naples is by far the biggest city in the South of Italy and is a beautiful city. Mount Vesuvius is one of the only active volcanoes in Europe and is in Naples. The South of Italy also includes the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Sicily has the remains of the extinct Volcano, Mount Etna. It also has some lovely beaches and medieval churches and palaces. Sardinia is rich in mining resources and has traces of ancient human settlements. Rome- Rome is the capital of Italy and is a very cultural city. The most famous attraction is the coliseum where gladiators would fight wild animals and Christians.Vatican City- The pope lives in Vatican city, it is the smallest state in the world and is very holy. The Sistine Chapel is in Vatican City and is a huge tourist attraction. Duomo Cathedral Leaning Tower of Pisa ...read more.

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