Benvenuti in Italia!
Ethnicity; Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)
Most of Italy has a Mediterranean type of climate; cool, rainy winters; hot, dry summers.
"Senza Paracadute" Valentia Mattarozzi
"Le Ali Che Non Ho" Controtempo
"Il Silenzo Non Fa Romore" Vigu
In June 1946, the Italian people voted to abolish the Monarchy and the country became a Democratic Republic.
During the 1960s, Aldo Moro, a relatively left-leaning Christian Democrat, unsuccessfully attempted to include the socialists in the government.
In 2001 new national elections were held and this time Silvio Berlusconi was returned to power with a new, centre-right coalition called 'Freedom House'.
Mussolini Gains Power 1922
Violent groups of fascists, often ex-soldiers and students, formed in post-war Italy, partly in response to the growing success of socialism and the weak central government. Mussolini, a pre-war firebrand, rose to their head, supported by industrialists and landowners who saw facists as a short term answer to the socialists. In October 1922, after a threatened march on Rome by Mussolini and black shirted fascists, the king gave into pressure and asked Mussolini to form a government. Opposition was crushed in 1923.
- Sacrae Symphoniae (1597)
- Canzoni per sonare (1608)
- Canzone e Sonate (published in 1615)
- Sacrae Symphoniae II, also referred to as Symphoniae Sacrae (published in 1615)
Milan is known for risotto and Naples is famous of pizza.
Most people associate pasta and pizza with Italy, above all else.