4. Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy. There are two classic types of pizza: one topped with a simple red sauce and is called marinara and the other, topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, is called the margherita after Queen Margherita.
5. Parmesan cheese originated in the area around Parma, Italy. Italians also created many other cheeses, including gorgonzola, mozzarella, provolone, and ricotta.
6. Many single Italian children live at home until their 30s, even if they have a job. The Italian family stands at the heart of Italian society.
7. In central Italy, there is a fountain that flows red wine 24-hours a day. It is free to everyone, except for “drunkards and louts.”