Subdivisions of Italy
Italy (/ˈɪtəli/; Italian: Italia [iˈtaːlja]), officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Euro...
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One of Earth's Ancient Supervolcanoes Reawakens --"Triggered a 'Volcanic Winter' 200,000 Years Ago"
One of the planet's most massive supervolcanoes is showing signs of a reawakening. An international team of geologists monitored the activity signs of the ancient volcano, Campi Flegrei with a large c...
Aug 2, 216BC-Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle Of Cannae
Republican Rome was pushed to the brink of collapse on August 2, 216 B.C., when the Carthaginian general Hannibal annihilated at least 50,000 of its legionaries at the Second Punic War’s Battle of Can...
Niccolo Machiavelli Born - May 3 1469
On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern politi...
The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide Of the Roman Empire
More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal deb...
The City in Decline: Rome in Late Antiquity
This paper addresses the question of what happens to cities in long-term decline. It uses as an example perhaps the most famous such city, Rome, whose population declined from about a million persons...
The Rape of the Sabine Women
According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded in the 8th century B.C. by Romulus. The Roman historian Livy wrote that the city of Rome grew strong quickly, and was able to defend itself against
The windows of the houses in Italy
Looking for a house, it is unlikely we think will stop at the doors or windows. They do not attract our attention. But in Italy, you can not help but admire these beautiful objects. Take a look!
History of Italy
The Italian peninsula shows evidence of habitation by anatomically modern humans beginning about 43,000 years ago. It is reached by the Neolithic as early as 6000 BC (Cardium Pottery in Coppa Nevigata...
Prehistoric Italy
The prehistory of Italy begins with the arrival of the first hominins 850,000 years ago and ends in the Iron Age, when the first written records appeared in the peninsula.
In prehistoric times, t...
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Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become ...
Italy in the Middle Ages
The Italian peninsula has a complicated political history during the medieval period, roughly defined as the time between the collapse of the Western Roman Empire AD 476 and the Italian Warsof 1494 t...
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Italian Wars
The Italian Wars, often referred to as the Great Italian Wars or the Great Wars of Italy and sometimes as the Habsburg–Valois Wars or the Renaissance Wars, were a series of conflicts from 1494 to 1559...
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Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy
The Kingdom of Italy (Italian: Regno d'Italia; French: Royaume d'Italie) was a French client state founded in Northern Italy by Napoleon I, fully influenced by revolutionary France, that ended...
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Italian unification
Italian unification (Italian Risorgimento [risordʒiˈmento], meaning the Resurgence) was the political and social movement that consolidated different states of the Italian peninsula into the single st...
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Italian Fascism
Italian Fascism (Italian: Fascismo Italiano), also known simply as Fascism (Italian: Fascismo), is the original fascist ideology, as developed in Italy. The ideology is associated with the Nat...
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Military history of Italy during World War II
The participation of Italy in the Second World War was characterized by a complex framework of ideology, politics and diplomacy, in which its military history took place often heavily influenced by ex...
Military history of Italy during World War II - Wikipedia
History of the Italian Republic
After World War II and the overthrow of Mussolini's fascist regime, Italy's history was dominated by the Christian Democracy (Democrazia Cristiana, DC) political party for 48 years - from the 1946 ele...
History of the Italian Republic - Wikipedia
Geography of Italy
12°30′E / 42.0°N 12.5°E / 42.0; 12.5Italy is located in southern Europe and comprises the long, boot-shaped Italian Peninsula, the southern side of Alps, the large plain of Po...
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List of National Parks of Italy
The Italian national parks cover about five percent of the country. The parks are managed by the Ministry of the Environment (Italian: Ministero dell'Ambiente).
List of National Parks of Italy - Wikipedia
List of regional parks of Italy
The Regional parks of Italy include areas of land, sea, rivers and their banks, lakes and their environs, which have environmental or naturalistic importance and are often valued for their landscape f...
List of regional parks of Italy - Wikipedia
Climate of Italy
Italy has a variety of climate systems. The inland northern areas of Italy (for example Turin, Milan, and Bologna) have a relatively cool, mid-latitude version of the Humid subtropical climate (Köppen...
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Regions of Italy
The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of the country, constituting its second NUTS administrative level. There are 20 regions, of which five are constitutionally given a b...
Provinces of Italy
In Italy, a province (provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between a municipality (comune) and a region (regione).On 3 April 2014 the Italian Chamber of Deputies gave its fin...
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Municipalities of Italy
The comune ([koˈmune]; plural comuni) is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.
The comune provides many of the basic civil functions: registry...
Politics of Italy
The politics of Italy is conducted through a constitutional republic with a multi-party system. Italy has been a democratic republic since 2 June 1946, when the monarchy was abolished by popular refer...
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Judiciary of Italy
In Italy, judges are public officials and, since they exercise one of the sovereign powers of the State, only Italian citizens are eligible for judgeship. Italy's independent judiciary enjoys special ...
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Law enforcement in Italy
Law enforcement in Italy is provided by multiple police forces, five of which are national, Italian agencies.
During 2005 in Italy, the number of active police officers from all agencies totaled 3...
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Foreign relations of Italy
Foreign relations of the Italian Republic are the Italian government's external relations with the outside world.Located in Europe, Italy, since the unification in 1861, has been considered a major We...
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Italian Armed Forces
The Italian Armed Forces (italian: Forze Armate Italiane) encompass the Italian Army, the Italian Navy and the Italian Air Force. A fourth branch of the armed forces, known as the Carabinieri, take on...
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