The State Department background notes for Italy
The Italian embasey in D.C. has a lot of very usefull information and links.
Italian Political Parties are what make Italy so orderly. Last I heard the Italian Anarchists were vowing to bring order to the Italian system.
About.com Italian culture has a lot of interesting information on all aspects of Italy.
This is a map of Italy with city maps.
This is a map of major transport routs in Italy.
Here you can see a virtual tour of Italy.
If you read up on ancient Italian languages, you will understand the dialects of Italy better.
This will take you to modern Italian music.
By going to Italian literature in html you can read almost any important text(or at least part of it) from the huge cannon of literature that Italy has produced. (Italian)
Italian literature on the web with more complete works. (Italian)
Read the Decameron and a lot of other stuff about the Decameron. (Italian)
Go here to learn about the Christmas tradition of the Befana
If you like puss and boots, try this Italian story
Puglia stuff (Italian)
Agenzia Giornalistica Italiana is the next largest. (Italian)
La Stampa is one of Italy's daily papers. (Italian)
Corriere della Sera is another daily paper. (Italian)
Italy Italy is an English magazine about Italy
Italian cuisine comes in handy all the time.