Italy

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Demografia

Population; 61,680,122 (July 2014 est.)

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.

Musica Italiana

"Siamo Musica" Manuel Auteri

"Senza Paracadute" Valentia Mattarozzi

"Le Ali Che Non Ho" Controtempo

"Il Silenzo Non Fa Romore" Vigu

Politica

There have been 61 governments in Italy since 1945

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'.

Eventi storici

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.

Persone Famose

Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557 – 12 August 1612) was an Italian composer and organist. He was one of the most influential musicians of his time, and represents the culmination of the style of the Venetian School, at the time of the shift from Renaissance to Baroque idioms.


  • 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)

Attrazione Turistica

The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.

Buon Cibo

Minestrone; Thick soups made of vegetables, beans, and pasta, rice or potatoes.

Tiramisu; Coffee soaked sponge cake with mascarpone cheese.

Panettone; Large level cakes stuffed with candied orange and lemon zest

Contributo Culinario

Southern regions of Italy embrace hard-boiled pasta, where the North preferred soft egg noodles.

Milan is known for risotto and Naples is famous of pizza.

Most people associate pasta and pizza with Italy, above all else.