Definition: Meaning of, Italy in English to English dictionary.
Pronunciation:/ ˈɪtəli /
a country in southern Europe, surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea. Italy is a member of the EU . Population: 57,998,353 (2003). Capital: Rome. In ancient times, Italy was home of the Roman CIVILIZATION, which has had a great influence on how people in Europe live and think. The RENAISSANCE began in Italy in the 14th century. Italy has many beautiful paintings, SCULPTURE s, and buildings.