It’s a country in Southern Europe which comprises the mainland of Italy along with the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. It also has an enclave in Switzerland called Campione d'Italia.
Italy shares boundaries with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Italy also houses the independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City which are enclosed within the Italian Peninsula.
Italy is bordered on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Adriatic Sea is to its east. There are 27 major ports in Italy, the largest being Genoa. Genoa is also the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea after Marseille in France. Other major ports are Rome, Palermo, and Naples.There are bountiful yachting resorts along the coast as well on the nearby Italian islands.