Rome is over 2,000 years old
Rome was founded in 753 BC and the Roman Empire was born in 27 BC. The Empire ruled Europe and parts of North Africa right up until 395 AD. After the fall of the Empire, Italy divided into separate states until 1861.
Italy's national day is called Festa della Repubblica and it's celebrated each year on 2 June.
Italy's flag is green, white and red
Italy's flag represents hope, faith and charity. Green is hope, white denotes faith and red is the colour of charity. Inspired by the French flag, it's often called Il Tricolore.
Tricolore Day in Italy is 7 January. And it's celebrated on Reggio Emilia, about 25km northwest of Modena, at the very spot where the flag was first adopted in 1797.