Italy is a country in Europe and the capital city is Rome. The country has the world's largest number of World Heritage Sites (55) and a many tourist attractions such as: The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum, Pompeii, Lake Como, the Amalfi Coast, and the Venice Canals. Since 1 January 2002, the currency of Italy has been the Euro, prior to this, they used the Lira.
The Simpsons visited Italy when Homer was given the task of picking up Mr. Burns' new Lamborgotti Fasterossa and shipping it back to Springfield. Along the way, they encountered Sideshow Bob and he took up his old vendetta against Bart and the rest of the family.
Several Springfielders are from Italy, including: Sideshow Bob's second wife and son (Francesca Terwilliger and Gino Terwilliger), Giuseppe Granfinali, Enrico Irritazio and Don Vittorio DiMaggio (who once referred to himself as an "old Italian stereotype"). In addition, a number of Springfielders have stereotypical Italian accents, such as Luigi Risotto and Fat Tony. Moe Szyslak used to have an Italian accent, hinting at part-Italian heritage. Also, Milhouse speaks fluent Italian, having learned it from his maternal grandmother, Nana Sophie Mussolini, who is Italian.
In the silent movie Dunderhead Deputies in Farmyard Follies, a character named Italian Pete appears. In the same episode, Bart disguises herself as Italian. In the episode Yellow Subterfuge, an Italian parodied version of SpongeBob SquarePants named Spugna Roberto Quadrati Pantaloni appears. The video game characters Mario and Luigi are also Italian plumbers.
- Episode – "Homie the Clown" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "You Only Move Twice" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "New Kids on the Blecch" (Bart disguises)
- Episode – "Little Girl in the Big Ten" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" (flashback)
- Episode – "She Used to Be My Girl" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "The Italian Bob"
- Episode – "Funeral for a Fiend" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "Homerazzi" (Mentioned)
- – The Simpsons Movie (Venice mentioned)
- Couch gag – "Simpsons Chasing Couch couch gag"[src]
- Couch gag – "Mount Vesuvius couch gag"[src]
Non Canon Appearances
The Simpsons Game
Treehouse of Horror XII
The Baby-puppy vendor, whom the Simpsons met in the Ethnictown neighborhood of Springfield, speaks with an Italian accent.