Italy

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At first glance, Italy may seem like two separate countries. Some say that comparing northern and southern Italy is like comparing "New York and backwoods Mississippi."   It's important to do research on a country before you land for business negotiations. But what if that one country, Italy for example, has two very exclusive cultures?   Italian History in Under 50 Words Italy has been occupied by many countries in...

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Coffee and biscotti's

Italy takes its cuisine seriously. Pizza, spaghetti, minestrone — the list goes on. In fact, Italy was voted as 2017's "country with the best food" by CNN.   If you're trying to fit in with Italian business clients, learning how to eat will be important.   Italy's regions are very different from one another. It's important that you do some extra research on the specific city you're visiting,...

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Made in Italy tag inside a knit sweater

Italy is famous for its tourism, its cuisine and most importantly, its exports.   Prada, Ferrari and Gucci are a few examples, but there are many others.   Italy is the world's eighth largest export economy. This includes $41 billion USD in exports to the US, Italy's third-largest export partner.   Here is why your US business should buy Italian.   "Made in Italy"   Italian goods, especially cars and clothing, have worldwide recognition for...

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Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute in Venice,Italy

Introduction   Italy is located in South Europe, and borders Switzerland, France, Austria and Slovenia, with San Marino and Vatican City as enclaves. It was one of the founders of the European Union, and is a member of the G8, along with the US.   Although Italy's economy fell behind its European neighbors during the first half of the 20th century, it is currently the world's eighth-largest economy.   Italy is...

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