Italy is also known for fashion and design. Just think of the example. Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Gucci, etc. Milan is the center of fashion and therefore attracts both tourists and business travelers.
There live about 59 million in Italy. About 90% of the population is Catholic. Many go to Mass on Sundays but today nearly as often as before. Whether you usually go to church or not, it is recommended to visit the churches as they offer cultural history and very nice architecture and art.
Scuola Superiore (High School) lasts 5 years, and the school week consists of 6 days.
In return, the school day not so long - there is only teaching pm. 13, so you will have free time to pursue different interests together with your schoolmates and friends after school. The school year starts in mid-September and ends in early June. Exchange students are placed in smaller cities, giving you the opportunity to have a network in the area.