David of Michelangelo was actually surrounding by bricks to protect it from any damage during World War II.
During a traditional Italian wedding, it isn’t uncommon for five almonds be given out. They are supposed to symbolize health, happiness, fertility, longevity, and wealth.
Italy’s name comes from the Latin Italia which was the Roman Empire’s name for the Italian peninsula.
While many incorrectly consider it part of Italy, Vatican City is an independent state which qualifies it as an actual nation. It’s the smallest nation in the world in both size and population.
Despite being one of most recognizable written mathematical systems, Roman Numerals failed to produce a symbol for “zero”. Though the Romans did have a word for it.