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ITALIAN CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGIC EFFECT When someone says Italy we start saying delicious food, wine, opera, sport cars, agriculture, brand name clothes and etc. Italy's global and international impact in politics , history , art , culture , philosophy , literature , archaeology , science , opera , cuisine , architecture , fashion , education , religion , cinema , entertainment and music remain vast up to this day. From the view of the Roman Catholic Church , the spirit of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment , are events that shaped Italy's “life” such architecture , culture and art . Italy also known as the world's top ten highest quality of life index , top five best healthcare systems and top twenty highest life expectancy. Part of the allure of Italy and Italian culture is the sense of timelessness. Rome is known as the "Eternal city" and also "Caput Mundi", coming from Latin and meaning capital of the world, the art and science of the Renaissance is alive and very much visible in Florence. Furthermore , Both the Mediterranean and overland trade routes were also used as military and expansionist conduits over the centuries, as well as channels for the dissemination of culture and knowledge. As a result, Italy was subject to the most brutal of invasions, as well as serving as a focal point for creativity and learning. Italy has experienced a tumultuous period that saw a mass exodus of her people and the disastrous consequences of two World Wars. Yet over the past 60 years the country has reclaimed its position as a major social and cultural player in world affairs. Italian goods and services have excellent international reputations, and Italy remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Italy was one of the founding members of the European Economic Community, and despite the turbulent nature of Italian politics, enjoys positive economic growth and a high standard of living. The richness of its past and the 'live-life-to-the-fullest' attitude of its present combine to make study understand Italian culture. Italians are generally open and friendly. The family is everything and the centre of the social
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2010 for the course BUS HMN432 taught by Professor Marine during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Long Beach.

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