Italy, is a long peninsula shaped like a boot, surrounded on the west by
the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the east by the Adriatic. It is bounded by
France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. The Apennine Mountains form
the peninsula's backbone; the Alps form its northern boundary. The
Several islands form part of Italy; the largest are Sicily and Sardinia.
city Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient
ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance
masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo;
Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.