The proper way to say "Italy" in Italian. American born Italians call it that because they're proud of their 20% of Italian blood but they don't speak Italian and want to feel important because the American soccer team sucks balls. Full blood Italians, however, can say it but it get's annoying. Just call it Italy.
Pete: Long live Italia! FORZA ITALIA!
Dave: Dude you're just as German as you are Italian
Pete: I'm proud to be Italian dude
Dave: Just because they won the world cup?
Pete: No, my pride goes way back
Dave: Do you speak Italian?
Dave: Shut the fuck up then... and your last name is Smith
Pete: You just don't understand my pride.