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About Italy

Italy, also known as the Italian Republic is a South European country alongside the long Mediterranean coastline. Italy, like Greece has played an important role in ancient times due to the Roman empire that stretched across Europe and North Africa. The country is one of the most advanced countries in terms of culture and economy.

Italy has a capitalist mixed economy. It is regarded as one of the world’s most advanced countries with high quality of life and human development index.

Italy ranks as the world’s sixth-largest manufacturing country. It is well known for the automobile industry, machinery, food, Design, and Fashion. Italy is home to many fashion, luxury, perfume, and cosmetic brands.

Agriculturally Italy has been famous for its wines and vineyards. Olives, Fruits, and vegetables are produced in the country.

Tourism plays an important role in the country’s economy. Not only because Italy is the home to the famous Roman empire, but also due to the presence of the Vatican which is the holiest place for Christians.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityRome
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Official LanguagesItalian
Currency Euro, EUR
Phone Code +36
Important CitiesMilan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence
National DayYom Ha'atzmaut/Independence Day (29th Apr)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking58 (Easy)
Primary Industriestourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear and ceramics
Major Exportsmetals and metal products, clothing and footwear, motor vehicles, including luxury vehicles, motorcycles and scooters. Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and food.
Major Exports to IndiaAnimal, Footwear, Food Products, Vegetables, Minerals, Fuels, Hides and skins, Textiles and Clothing, Wood, Stone and Glass, Raw materials, Plastic or Rubber
Major Importsbase metals and metal products; chemicals, textiles, clothing, leather and accessories, food, beverages and tobacco, machinery and equipment, computers, electronic and optical devices. 
Major Imports from IndiaMetals, Textiles and Clothing, Chemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation, Raw materials, Hides and skins, Vegetables, Stone and Glass
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Treaties & Agreements, MoU on : Fishery and Aqua-culture products, Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Cooperation, Cooperation in the Agro-food sector, Cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues
Bordering NationsFrance, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Council of Europe(COE), European Communities(EC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Economic Community(EEC), European Union(EU), Group of 10(G10), Group of 20(G20), Group of 7(G7), Group of 8+5(G8+5), International Monetary Fund(IMF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), Uniting for Consensus(UFC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for ItalyEmbassy of India
H.E. Dr. Neena Malhotra
Honourable Ambassador
Via XX Settembre, 5, 00187 Rome (Italy)
39 06 4884642 to 5

Consulate General of India in Milan
Mrs. T. Ajungla Jamir
Consul General
Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 8 20121 Milan (Italy)
39 02 8057691/ +39 02 865337

Embassy Details of Italy in IndiaEmbassy of Italy
H.E. Mr Vincenzo De Luca
50 E, Chandragupta MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2611 4355, 2611 4359, 2611 4353 (O)

Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai
Mr. Alessandro De Masi
Consul General
Mumbai-400 026
022-23801071 (O)

Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata
Mr. Riccardo Dalla Costa
Consul General
3, Raja Santosh Road , Alipore Kolkata
+91-33-24792414 (O)

Consulate General of Italy in Bengaluru
Mr. Alfonso Tagliaferri
Consul General

Honorary Vice Consulate if Italy in Goa
H.E. Mr. Shrinivas Vassudeva Sinai Dempo
Honorary Vice Consul
Dempo House Altinho Panaji Tiswadi, Goa-403 001
0832-2441441/0222441481 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Italy in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Seshayee Ramaswami
Honorary Consul
Ashok Leyland ltd., Rajaji Salai
04424331120 (O)