A report on Italy and Veneto

Expansion of the territory called "Italy" from ancient Greece until Diocletian
Venice, the primary tourist destination and the capital of Veneto
The Iron Crown of Lombardy, for centuries a symbol of the Kings of Italy
Lake Alleghe near Belluno
Marco Polo, explorer of the 13th century, recorded his 24 years-long travels in the Book of the Marvels of the World, introducing Europeans to Central Asia and China.
Cortina d'Ampezzo
The Italian states before the beginning of the Italian Wars in 1494
The Piave River
Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance man, in a self-portrait (ca. 1512, Royal Library, Turin)
The Venetian Lagoon at sunset
Christopher Columbus leads an expedition to the New World, 1492. His voyages are celebrated as the discovery of the Americas from a European perspective, and they opened a new era in the history of humankind and sustained contact between the two worlds.
Relief map of Veneto
Flag of the Cispadane Republic, which was the first Italian tricolour adopted by a sovereign Italian state (1797)
The Adige in Verona
Holographic copy of 1847 of Il Canto degli Italiani, the Italian national anthem since 1946
The Tetrarchs were the four co-rulers who governed the Roman Empire as long as Diocletian's reform lasted. Here they are portrayed embracing, in a posture of harmony, in a porphyry sculpture dating from the 4th century, produced in Anatolia, located today on a corner of St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
Animated map of the Italian unification from 1829 to 1871
The Horses of Saint Mark, brought as loot from Constantinople in 1204.
The Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, a national symbol of Italy celebrating the first king of the unified country, and resting place of the Italian Unknown Soldier since the end of World War I. It was inaugurated in 1911, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
An 18th-century view of Venice by Canaletto.
The fascist dictator Benito Mussolini titled himself Duce and ruled the country from 1922 to 1943.
The 13th-century Castel Brando in Cison di Valmarino, Treviso.
Areas controlled by the Italian Empire at its peak
Veneto's provinces.
Italian partisans in Milan during the Italian Civil War, April 1945
St Mark's Basilica, the seat of the Patriarch of Venice.
Alcide De Gasperi, first republican Prime Minister of Italy and one of the Founding Fathers of the European Union
The Punta San Vigilio on the Lake Garda
The signing ceremony of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957, creating the European Economic Community, forerunner of the present-day European Union
Kiss of Judas by Giotto, in Padua.
Funerals of the victims of the Bologna bombing of 2 August 1980, the deadliest attack ever perpetrated in Italy during the Years of Lead
Giorgione's The Tempest.
Italian government task force to face the COVID-19 emergency
The Prato della Valle in Padua, a work of Italian Renaissance architecture.
Topographic map of Italy
Villa Cornaro.
Dolphins in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Aeolian Islands
Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Love's Kiss.
National and regional parks in Italy
The Church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice
Gran Paradiso, established in 1922, is the oldest Italian national park.
A Golden bottle of Prosecco
The Italian wolf, the national animal of Italy
Asiago cheese and crackers
Köppen-Geiger climate classification map of Italy
A slice of tiramisù
The Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of Italy.
Antonio Salieri
The Supreme Court of Cassation, Rome
Antonio Vivaldi
An Alfa Romeo 159 vehicle of the Carabinieri corps
Teatro La Fenice
Group photo of the G7 leaders at the 43rd G7 summit in Taormina
The Arena of Verona
Heraldic coat of arms of the Italian Armed Forces
Teatro Salieri
A proportional representation of Italy exports, 2019
Villa Barbaro
Milan is the economic capital of Italy, and is a global financial centre and a fashion capital of the world.
The Villa Capra "La Rotonda"
A Carrara marble quarry
Villa Badoer
The Autostrada dei Laghi ("Lakes Motorway"), the first motorway built in the world
Villa Malcontenta
FS' Frecciarossa 1000 high speed train, with a maximum speed of 400 km/h
Villa Pisani (Bagnolo)
Trieste, the main port of the northern Adriatic and starting point of the Transalpine Pipeline
The mount Antelao
ENI is considered one of the world's oil and gas "Supermajors".
Lastoi de Formin (Cadore)
Solar panels in Piombino. Italy is one of the world's largest producers of renewable energy.
The start of Strada delle 52 Gallerie
Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science, physics and astronomy
A trait that shows the structure of the Calà del Sasso
Enrico Fermi, creator of the world's first first nuclear reactor
The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's major tourist destinations.
Map of Italy's population density at the 2011 census
Italy is home to a large population of migrants from Eastern Europe and North Africa.
Linguistic map showing the languages spoken in Italy
Vatican City, the Holy See's sovereign territory
Bologna University, established in AD 1088, is the world's oldest academic institution.
Olive oil and vegetables are central to the Mediterranean diet.
Carnival of Venice
The Last Supper (1494–1499), Leonardo da Vinci, Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Michelangelo's David (1501–1504), Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
The Birth of Venus (1484–1486), Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Dante shown holding a copy of the Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the mount of Purgatory and the city of Florence, with the spheres of Heaven above, in Michelino's fresco, 1465
Niccolò Machiavelli, founder of modern political science and ethics
Pinocchio is one of the world's most translated books and a canonical piece of children's literature.
Clockwise from top left: Thomas Aquinas, proponent of natural theology and the Father of Thomism; Giordano Bruno, one of the major scientific figures of the Western world; Cesare Beccaria, considered the Father of criminal justice and modern criminal law; and Maria Montessori, credited with the creation of the Montessori education
La Scala opera house
Statues of Pantalone and Harlequin, two stock characters from the Commedia dell'arte, in the Museo Teatrale alla Scala
Dario Fo, one of the most widely performed playwrights in modern theatre, received international acclaim for his highly improvisational style.
Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, are among the most frequently worldwide performed in the standard repertoire
Luciano Pavarotti, considered one of the finest tenors of the 20th century and the "King of the High Cs"
Giorgio Moroder, pioneer of Italo disco and electronic dance music, is known as the "Father of disco".
Entrance to Cinecittà in Rome
The Azzurri in 2012. Football is the most popular sport in Italy.
Starting in 1909, the Giro d'Italia is the Grands Tours' second oldest.
A Ferrari SF21 by Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful Formula One team
Prada shop at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan
The traditional recipe for spaghetti with tomato and basil sauce
Italian wine and salumi
The Frecce Tricolori, with the smoke trails representing the national colours of Italy, during the celebrations of the Festa della Repubblica
The Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world.

Its population is about five million, ranking fourth in Italy.

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In 1866, Victor Emmanuel II allied with Prussia during the Austro-Prussian War, waging the Third Italian War of Independence which allowed Italy to annexe Venetia.

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Groups within the Italian peninsula in the Iron Age. Veneti are in brown.

Adriatic Veneti

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Groups within the Italian peninsula in the Iron Age. Veneti are in brown.

The Veneti (also Heneti) were an Indo-European people who inhabited northeastern Italy, in an area corresponding to the modern-day region of Veneto.

Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol

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The Prince-Bishops of Trent ruled from Buonconsiglio Castle from the 13th until the 19th century
Cathedral Maria Himmelfahrt in Bolzano/Bozen, capital of South Tyrol
View of the Rosengarten group in South Tyrol
Alpine landscape near the village of Stilfs, South Tyrol
Lakeside promenade in Riva del Garda, Trentino
Map of the two autonomous provinces of the region
Vineyards at the municipality of Tirol
2011 linguistic census:

Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (, ; Trentino-Alto Adige ; Trentino-Südtirol; ) is an autonomous region of Italy, located in the northern part of the country.

The region is bordered by East and North Tyrol (Austria) to the north-east and north respectively, by Graubünden (Switzerland) to the north-west, and by the Italian regions of Lombardy to the west and Veneto to the south and south-east.


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Thornthwaite climate classification of Tuscany
Cinerary urns of the Villanovan culture
The Chimera of Arezzo, Etruscan bronze, 400 BC
Battle of Montaperti, 1260
Primavera (1482) by Botticelli
Hanging and burning of Girolamo Savonarola in Piazza della Signoria in Florence 1498 - Painting depicting Renaissance Florence
Map of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Memorial to the victims of the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre, in which 560 locals were murdered by Nazi Germans and Italian Fascists in 1944
Michelangelo's David
A painting from the Sienese School by Pietro Lorenzetti
Giacomo Puccini
Tuscan poet and literary figure Petrarch
An assortment of Tuscan foods: various wine and cheese, and different sorts of salamis and hams
Vineyards in the Chianti region
The Via de' Tornabuoni in Florence, the city's top fashion and shopping street, contains some of the world's most luxurious clothing and jewelry houses, such as Cartier, Ferragamo, Gucci, Versace and Bulgari
Sunflower field near Castiglione della Pescaia, Maremma
Tuscan landscape near Barga between the Apuan Alps and the Apennine Mountains
Lake Massaciuccoli
A view of the Chianti countryside
Balze di Volterra
Fallow deer in the Padule di Bolgheri
Arno river in Casentino
Hilly landscape in Val d'Orcia
Guido of Arezzo
A page from Fibonacci's Liber Abaci (1202)
Battle of Giglio (1241)
Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy
Leonardo da Vinci
Lorenzo de' Medici
Niccolò Machiavelli, author of The Prince
Amerigo Vespucci
Cosimo I de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany
Galileo Galilei
Pinocchio, created by Carlo Collodi (1883)
An Italian partisan in Florence (1944)
San Gimignano
Monte Argentario
Maremma Regional Park
Michelangelo's David
Monte Argentario
Amerigo Vespucci

Tuscany is the second most popular Italian region for travellers in Italy, after Veneto.

Regions colored by the winning coalition (as of September 2020)

Regions of Italy

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Regions colored by the winning coalition (as of September 2020)
Autonomous regions
Number of senators currently assigned to each Region.
GDP per capita 2018, EUR

The regions of Italy (regioni d'Italia) are the first-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic, constituting its second NUTS administrative level.

The results varied considerably among the regions, ranging from 55.3% in favor in Veneto to 82% against in Calabria.

Map of Cisalpine Gaul, extending from Veneto on the Adriatic, to Pisa and Nice on the Mediterranean, to Lake Geneva in the west, and the Alps in the North, from Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world. Antwerp, 1608.

Cisalpine Gaul

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Map of Cisalpine Gaul, extending from Veneto on the Adriatic, to Pisa and Nice on the Mediterranean, to Lake Geneva in the west, and the Alps in the North, from Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world. Antwerp, 1608.
Peoples of Cisalpine Gaul during the 4th to 3rd centuries BC
Detail of the Tabula Peutingeriana showing northern Italy between Augusta Pretoria (Aosta) and Placentia (Piacenza); the Insubres are marked as inhabiting the Po Valley upstream of Ticeno (Pavia) and downstream of the Trumpli and Mesiates which occupy the upper reaches of the Sesia and Agogna rivers.
Gallic Phalerae (a type of military decoration) found in Lombardy; Santa Giulia Museum (Brescia)

Cisalpine Gaul (Gallia Cisalpina, also called Gallia Citerior or Gallia Togata ) was the part of Italy inhabited by Celts (Gauls) during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.

The Veneti were an Indo-European people who inhabited north-eastern Italy, in an area corresponding to the modern-day region of the Veneto, Friuli, and Trentino.

Kingdom of Sardinia

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State in Southern Europe from the early 14th until the mid-19th century.

State in Southern Europe from the early 14th until the mid-19th century.

Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in 1848.
The flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia at the funeral ceremony of Charles V
Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in 1848.
The Kingdom of Sardinia in a 16th-century map
Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in 1848.
The Savoyards' Italian possessions in the early 18th century.
19th-century coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sardinia under the Savoy dynasty
A map of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1856, after the fusion of all its provinces into a single jurisdiction
Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour
King Victor Emmanuel II meets Garibaldi in Teano (26 October 1860)
Middle Ages
Imperial Eagle of Roman Holy Emperor Charles V with the four Moors of the Kingdom of Sardinia (16th century)
Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1568
Royal Standard of the Savoyard kings of Sardinia of Savoy dynasty (1720-1848) and State Flag of the Savoyard States (late 16th - late 18th century)
State Flag and War Ensign (1816–1848): Civil Flag "crowned"
State and war flag (1848–1851)
State flag and war ensign (1851–1861)
Merchant Flag (c.1799–1802)
War Ensign of the Royal Sardinian Navy (1785–1802)
Merchant Flag (1802–1814)
War Ensign (1802–1814)
Merchant Flag and War Ensign (1814–1816)
War Ensign of the Kingdom of Sardinia (1816–1848) aspect ratio 31:76
Civil and merchant flag (1851–1861), the Italian tricolore with the coat of arms of Savoy as an inescutcheon
(1848–1861) and Kingdom of Italy (1861–1880)
Crown Prince (1848–1861) and Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Italy (1861–1880)
The political situation in Sardinia after 1324 when the Aragonese conquered the Pisan territories of Sardinia, which included the defunct Judicate of Cagliari and Gallura.
The Kingdom of Sardinia from 1368 to 1388 and 1392 to 1409, after the wars with Arborea, consisted of only the cities of Cagliari and Alghero.
The Kingdom of Sardinia from 1410 to 1420, after the defeat of the Arborean Judicate in the Battle of Sanluri (1409).
The Kingdom of Sardinia from 1448 to 1720; the Maddalena archipelago was conquered in 1767–69.
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1861: {{legend|#ff8040|Kingdom of Sardinia}} {{legend|#0000ff|Kingdom Lombardy–Venetia}} {{legend|#d8241c|Papal States}} After the Expedition of the Thousand.
maximum expansion of the Kingdom of Sardinia, in 1860

There followed the annexation of Lombardy (1859), the central Italian states and the Two Sicilies (1860), Venetia (1866), and the Papal States (1870).

The Savoy-led Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia was thus the legal predecessor of the Kingdom of Italy, which in turn is the predecessor of the present-day Italian Republic.

The Three Peaks of Lavaredo


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The Three Peaks of Lavaredo
Skiers in Cortina in 1903
Tofana massif with Cortina d'Ampezzo in the foreground
Sella group
Vajolet Towers
360° panoramic view from Marmolada, the highest peak in the Dolomites
Falzarego Pass
Gardena Pass
Horses on pasture at Parco Naturale Tre Cime, South Tyrol. Cadini di Misurina in the background.

The Dolomites (Dolomiti ; Ladin: Dolomites; Dolomiten ; Dołomiti : Dolomitis), also known as the Dolomite Mountains, Dolomite Alps or Dolomitic Alps, are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy.

The Dolomites are located in the regions of Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Friuli Venezia Giulia, covering an area shared between the provinces of Belluno, Vicenza, Verona, Trentino, South Tyrol, Udine and Pordenone.


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The true source of Adige inside a bunker of the Alpine Wall
The false source
Graun, the bell tower in the Reschensee.
The Adige between Laas and Göflan in the Vinschgau.
The Adige flowing through Lagarina Valley.
thumb|Adige canyon at Chiusa.
The Adige flowing through Verona.
The Adige flowing through Verona, as seen from the Castelvecchio Bridge.
The Adige flowing through Verona.
The Adige flowing through Verona seen from Castel San Pietro.
Adige river and Ponte Pietra in Verona.
The mouth of the Adige at Rosolina Mare

The Adige (Etsch ; Àdexe ; ; ; Athesis;, or Ἄταγις, Átagis ) is the second-longest river in Italy, after the Po, rises in the Alps in the province of South Tyrol (Italian: Alto Adige "high Adige"), near the Italian border with Austria and Switzerland, and flows 410 km through most of northeastern Italy to the Adriatic Sea.

The Adige crosses Trentino and later Veneto, flowing past the town of Rovereto, the Lagarina Valley, the cities of Verona and Adria and the north-eastern part of the Po Plain into the Adriatic Sea.

The Altare della Patria in Rome

Italian nationalism

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The Altare della Patria in Rome
Civil flag of Italy, originally designed in 1797. A symbol of the Italian nation since the early-19th century and symbol of the Italian Republic since 1946.
Niccolò Machiavelli
Pasquale Paoli, the Corsican hero who made Italian the official language of his Corsican Republic in 1755
Giuseppe Mazzini
Giuseppe Garibaldi, the prominent Italian nationalist leader during the Risorgimento.
Daniele Manin, founder of the Italian National Society.
Francesco Crispi
Gabriele d'Annunzio
Benito Mussolini
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Palazzo Vecchio in Florence during the celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification.
Civil flag of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946. Presently used by Italian monarchists.
War flag of the Italian Social Republic, the incarnation of Fascist Italy from 1943 to 1945 after the Fascist regime in the Kingdom of Italy was dismantled in 1943. It is a prominent symbol used by Italian neo-fascists.

Italian nationalism is a movement which believes that the Italians are a nation with a single homogeneous identity, and therefrom seeks to promote the cultural unity of Italy as a country.

Regionalism and municipal identities have challenged the concept of a unified Italian identity, like those in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Naples, Sardinia, Sicily and Veneto.


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Dawn on the beach at Eracleamare.

Eraclea is a small city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, northern Italy.