Girasoli and Candi were asking how Italy might compare to the US sizewise. Your wish is my command (or rather, your wish is my wish to the wonderful JY) and here it is. Italy is a little bit smaller than Norway (Norway is 307,442 sq km, Italy is 294,020 sq km.)
This was fun!
It also gave me an idea for a future post: anything else you want to know about Norway? I was thinking about the education system and food as two possible topics (I always enjoy reading about the classrooms of blog friends Girasoli and Amy.) So bring on the questions!