History of the Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)

The Handshake of Teano, depicting the meeting between Giuseppe Garibaldi and King Victor Emmanuel II on 26 October 1860
Agostino Depretis
Postcard from Italian Eritrea
Giovanni Giolitti was Prime Minister of Italy five times between 1892 and 1921
Gabriele D'Annunzio
Postcard of the Italo-Turkish War.
Italy and its colonial possessions at the time of the outbreak of WWI. The area between British Egypt and the firmly held Italian territories is the region of southern Cyrenaica which was under dispute of ownership between Italy and the UK, and was officially conquered by Italy in 1931
Italian infantrymen during the war
Benito Mussolini
Maximum extent of the Italian Empire
Giovanni Messe inspecting his troops in Russia
Italian anti-fascist partisans
Umberto II, the last king of Italy

This articles covers the history of Italy as a monarchy and in the World Wars.

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City in southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo, the city's surrounding metropolitan province.

Gulf of Mondello seen from Monte Pellegrino
Monte Pellegrino pictured at the end of the 19th century; the mountain is visible from everywhere in the city
Quarters of Palermo
Palazzo dei Normanni, seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly.
San Cataldo.
Chiesa della Martorana.
Santa Caterina.
San Francesco d'Assisi.
Piazza Pretoria.
The Palazzo dei Normanni
Teatro Massimo opera house.
Teatro Politeama.
Palermo Botanical Garden: the Winter Garden greenhouses.
Mesolithic cave art at Addaura.
A brief stretch of Palermo's Phoenician defence wall, now enclosed in the Santa Caterina Monastery.
San Giovanni degli Eremiti, a church showing elements of Byzantine, Arabic, and Norman architecture.
Cappella Palatina, decorated with Byzantine, Arabic and Norman elements.
Arabesque on a wall of the Cuba Palace.
Charles V Monument (1631) commemorating the monarch's visit in Palermo in 1535
The revolution in Palermo (12 January 1848).
Giuseppe Garibaldi entering Palermo on 27 May 1860
The historic Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Genius of Palermo, the ancient patron of the city
Stadio Renzo Barbera
The Mondello Beach, one of the main tourist destinations
Trains at Punta Raisi
A20 that connects Palermo to Messina
The port of Palermo
The University of Palermo

On the boulevard Via Roma is the Palazzo delle Poste an official Italian government building created during the Mussolini era in the stripped classicism architectural style.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Italy's oldest active shopping gallery and a major landmark of Milan in Italy.

The building under construction
The glass dome
A view of the shops and coffeehouses
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II at Christmas
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from inside the arcade, c. 1880
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II's first stone
The Galleria's triumphal arch entrance
The Galleria from inside the arcade
Detail of the exedra at the exit of the gallery on Piazza della Scala
Floor mosaic

On the ground of the central octagonal, there are four mosaics portraying the coat of arms of the three capitals of the Kingdom of Italy (Turin, Florence and Rome) plus Milan's. Tradition says that if a person spins around three times with a heel on the testicles of the bull from Turin coat of arms this will bring good luck.

Modern history of Italy

Italian unification (1815-1861)

Five Days of Milan, 18–22 March 1848

History of the Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)

Outline of Italy

Provided as an overview of and topical guide to Italy:

The location of Italy
An enlargeable basic map of Italy
An enlargeable topographic map of Italy
An enlargeable satellite image of Italy
Crater on Vulcano Island
Mount Vesuvius as seen from the ruins of Pompeii
View of Brescia
Capri from the sea
Piedmont landscape
View of Portofino
Civita di Bagnoregio, a hilltown in Central Italy
San Marino
The Quirinal Palace, residence of the President of the Italian Republic
The Italian Parliament in joint session for a presidential inauguration
Palazzo Montecitorio, seat of the Chamber of Deputies
Carabinieri with capes
In 2004 the Polizia di Stato received two Lamborghini Gallardo equipped with V10 engines in the classic blue white livery
Guardia di Finanza police in central Rome
Corazzieri at the Quirinal Palace in Rome
Frecce Tricolori, the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Italian Air Force
Prehistoric step pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi
Greek temple at Selinunte, built in the 5th century BC
The Roman Forum, the commercial, cultural, and political center of the city at the time of the Roman Republic
Castel del Monte, a 13th-century citadel and castle situated on a hill in Andria
Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
Villa Capra "La Rotonda", a fine example of Palladian architecture
A typical Italian vineyard scene, with vines growing together with olive trees
Vittoriale degli italiani, the amphitheatre
Masks at the Carnival of Venice
The Italian tricolor flying at Vittoriano, Rome
Portrait of Dante Alighieri
The School of Athens, a famous fresco by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael
Portrait of Galileo Galilei
The auditorium of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the leading opera and ballet theatre in Italy
Giuseppe Verdi, portrait by Giovanni Boldini
Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of Christopher Columbus by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio
Monumental façade of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the world's largest Christian church
Milan Cathedral, the fourth-largest church in the world
Florence Cathedral: Brunelleschi's Dome, the nave, and Giotto's Campanile as seen from the South
Michele Alboreto, won the 1985 German Grand Prix for Ferrari
Giancarlo Fisichella, the most recent Italian racing driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix
Italy at the 2016 Summer Olympics
The Italian national football team, called Azzurri or squadra azzurra for their blue shirts, are the second-most successful national team in the world
Gianluigi Buffon is the most capped player in the history of Italy with 171 caps
View of Italy at night from the International Space Station
Tuscan agricultural landscape
Ferrari 458 Spider, a sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Ferrari
White Valentino dresses in celebration of Valentino's 45 years in fashion
Rome, one of the most important tourist destinations of the world
Venice, a popular destination
Frecciabianca (left) and Frecciarossa (right) high-speed trains at Milan Central railway station
University of Bologna, Italy and Europe's oldest university, founded in 1088

History of the Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)

Ante Up (film)

1974 Italian comedy film directed by Paolo Nuzzi.

DVD cover

During the Mussolini era some young people meet frequently.

Alessandro Casati

Italian academic, commentator and politician.

His upbringing was privileged and heavily influenced by the nineteenth century liberalism that in Italy had grown out of eighteenth century enlightenment ideals.