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USS Enterprise-E in drydock
An Earth spacedock facility in orbit over Italy.

Italy was a country situated on a peninsula in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe on Earth, home of the Italian people. Italy's national flag was three vertical bands of green, white, and red. (TNG: "The Last Outpost", ENT: "First Flight")

Geography

Cities

In addition, the city of Trieste is the namesake for the bathyscaphe Trieste, after which which according to the Star Trek Encyclopedia the USS Trieste was named.


Hydrography

Oceans and seas : Mediterranean Sea, ...

Lakes : Lake Como, ...

Rivers : Arno, Rubicon, ...

Other

History

Italy's largest city, Rome was the birthplace and dominant capital city of the Roman Empire in early Earth history. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

During the Renaissance, Italy was home to many of Earth's greatest thinkers and artists, including Galileo Galilei and Leonardo da Vinci.

In the late 20th century, Italy joined the European Space Agency. (ENT: "First Flight")

In 2143, while orbiting Earth in the NX-Alpha, waiting for a glitch in the propulsion system to be cleared up at Starfleet Mission Control, A.G. Robinson noted that he saw Italy pass, several times. (ENT: "First Flight")

Geordi La Forge and Leah Brahms shared a passion for Italian food. Doctor Brahms was well known for her fungilli. (TNG: "Booby Trap")

During the 2370s, Captain Kathryn Janeway often worked in holodeck programs set in Italy, usually working with a representation of Leonardo da Vinci. (VOY: "Concerning Flight")

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