is a country in southern Europe where Cosa Nostra or the Mafia emerged in the nineteenth century. It consists of the Italian peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia and many other smaller islands. The capital of Italy is Rome, which is also home to the Vatican. Italy is generally known for its cultural heritage and natural beauty.

Any man from an Italian background can become a 'made man' in the mafia. Several of the Dons in the United States originated from Italy and Sicily, like Salvatore Maranzano and Vito Corleone.

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