At age 10, Mussolini was expelled from a religious boarding school in Italy for stabbing a classmate in the hand.
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Soccer fans in Italy are called "tifosi", meaning "carriers of typhus", because their fanatism is like a fever.
Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.
Rjukan (Norway) and Viganella (Italy) are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to 6 months every year, so they built gigantic mirrors to reflect daylight downwards.
The airport of Genoa, Italy, limits liquids on a plane to about 3 ounces. But they've made an exception for pesto sauce, which is a Genoa specialty. There's a specially designated pesto scanner.
A church in Italy, destroyed by an earthquake in 1976, was rebuilt using most of its original cataloged stones that were placed in the exact same positions they were in before it fell.