The Italian "boot" is located on a peninsula in the South of Europe. It is a country rich in history and culture. Currently a member of the European Union, Italy is also part of the G-8, an organization consisting of the eight strongest economic countries in the world. Italy has many globally known cities, for example Milan, Venice, Turin, Florence, just to name a few. The capital is Rome, home of the Vatican, one of the most famous destinations in global travel. The total population of Italy is about 60 million, predominantly Roman Catholics. The country is known for its fantastic cuisine, and has exported many of its dishes, for example pizza and pasta, around the globe. You can fly with Austrian Airlines to numerous destinations throughout Italy.