Study Abroad in Italy
Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and includes the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea – Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula, while Campione d’Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland. The capital city is Rome.
Geographically, Italy is mostly mountainous, with narrow coastal plains. In general, Italy has a Mediterranean climate. It is mainly mild on the coast, becomes colder inland (in the mountain regions) and can be extremely hot everywhere in the summer.
*Video courtesy of Italian Tourism