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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Relief map of Lazio
Panorama of the Aniene Valley
The Appian Way (Via Appia), a road connecting Ancient Rome to the southern parts of Italy, remains usable even today.
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Pecorino Romano Cheese
Spaghetti alla carbonara
Bucatini all'amatriciana
Spaghetti alla Gricia
Fettuccine Alfredo
Carciofi alla Romana
Cima di rapa
Romaine lettuce
Rigatoni con la pajata
Trippa alla romana
Lampredotto sandwich
Coda alla vaccinara

Lazio or Latium ( or ; ; Latium, ) is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy.

Industry contributes a small part of GDP, share is 8.9% compared to 25.0% in Veneto and 24.0% in Emilia-Romagna.

Silvio Berlusconi during a Forza Italia meeting in May 1994.

Centre-right coalition

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Political alliance of political parties in Italy, active—under several forms and names—since 1994, when Silvio Berlusconi entered politics and formed his Forza Italia party.

Political alliance of political parties in Italy, active—under several forms and names—since 1994, when Silvio Berlusconi entered politics and formed his Forza Italia party.

Silvio Berlusconi during a Forza Italia meeting in May 1994.
Silvio Berlusconi at a PdL rally, 2008.
Giorgia Meloni, Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi in 2018

Pole of Freedoms won in the main regions of Italy.

The defeat was particularly damaging in the South, while the only two regions which the coalition managed to keep, Lombardy and Veneto, were in the North, where the LN was decisive.

Nov 4, 1918, US media coverage of Austria-Hungary exiting WWI

Armistice of Villa Giusti

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Nov 4, 1918, US media coverage of Austria-Hungary exiting WWI

The Armistice of Villa Giusti or Padua ended warfare between Italy and Austria-Hungary on the Italian Front during World War I.

The armistice was signed on 3 November 1918 in the Villa Giusti, outside Padua in the Veneto, Northern Italy, and took effect 24 hours later.

Sardinian people and their traditional regional attires in 1880s

Sardinian people

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The Sardinians, or Sards (Sardos or Sardus; Italian and Sassarese: Sardi; Gallurese: Saldi), are a Romance language-speaking ethnic group native to Sardinia, from which the western Mediterranean island and autonomous region of Italy derives its name.

The Sardinians, or Sards (Sardos or Sardus; Italian and Sassarese: Sardi; Gallurese: Saldi), are a Romance language-speaking ethnic group native to Sardinia, from which the western Mediterranean island and autonomous region of Italy derives its name.

Sardinian people and their traditional regional attires in 1880s
Sardinian people and their traditional regional attires in 1880s
Megalithic altar of Monte d'Accoddi, erected by the Pre-Nuragic Sardinians from the Ozieri and Abealzu-Filigosa culture.
Depiction of the Sardus Pater Babai in a Roman coin (59 B.C.)
Fragment of pottery with human figures, Ozieri culture
Composition of the Nuragic tribes described by the Romans.
In yellow the territories occupied by Carthage with the red dots being their most notable settlements.
The Barbaria (in blue) and the Roman-controlled regions of Sardinia (in yellow) with the red dots being their most prominent settlements.
View of Cagliari (Calaris) from the "Civitates orbis terrarum" (1572)
Montevecchio mine
Diagram of longevity clues in the main Blue Zones
Historic cemetery of Ploaghe. In the tombstone to the left, dating back to the second half of the 19th century and written in Sardinian, some historical Sardinian given names are used (Antoni, Johanna Teresa, Franciscu). Such given names are however absent in the neighbouring tombstones written in Italian, which testifies to the ongoing process of language shift.
Geographic distribution of the traditional Sardinian languages and dialects
The Sardinian people's flag, the Four Moors
Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria in Cagliari
The pane carasau, a type of traditional flatbread eaten in Sardinia since the ancient times.
Sardinian man in traditional dress playing the Launeddas
Plot of the principal components of the European and Mediterranean populations across Continental Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Distribution of Haplogroup I
Children from Ovodda
Urthos mask of Fonni
Robes from Maracalagonis
Woman from Ollolai
Robes from Cagliari
Robes from Busachi
Robes from Olbia
Robe from Sennori
Robe from Oristano
Daily traditional clothe from Dorgali
Folk robes from Quartu Sant'Elena
Robes from Selargius
Robes from Assemini
Child from Aritzo
Women dressed in traditional Sardinian clothing (Quartucciu)
Robes from Settimo San Pietro
Robe from Dolianova
Men from Lanusei
Robe from Nuragus
Robe from Bultei
children from Villanova Monteleone
Knights from Teulada
Traditional robe from Laconi
Robe from Tonara
Robes from Fonni
Man from Lanusei
A Mamuthone and an Issohadore, traditional carnival garments from Mamoiada
Sardinian knights on Sa Sartiglia day (Oristano).
People in traditional dress (Busachi)
Robe from Orgosolo
Robe from Iglesias
Orgosolo dress
Robe from Oliena
Sartiglia Medieval Festival in Oristano
Robe from Florinas
People from Cagliari
Sardinian men and children in traditional dress at the Sagra del Redentore (Nuoro)
Children from Ovodda in traditional dress
An Issohadore, typical mask of the Sardinian carnival (Mamoiada)
A Mamuthone, another typical mask of the Sardinian carnival (Mamoiada)
Boe and Merdule (Ottana)
Mask of Sartiglia
Sardinians in traditional dress (Orgosolo)
Robe from Atzara
Robe from Oliena
Robe from Orune
Man from Austis
Robe from Ittiri
Woman from Fonni
Robe from Sassari
Robe from Cossoine
Robe from Isili

A central government policy would change this situation in the following years, which saw an immigration flow from the Italian peninsula: the Fascist regime resettled to Sardinia a number of Italians from a wide variety of regions like Veneto, Marche, Abruzzo and Sicily, who were encouraged to found settlements of their own like the new mining town of Carbonia, or villages like Mussolinia di Sardegna ("Sardinia's Mussolinia", now Arborea) and Fertilia; after World War II, Italian refugees from the Istrian–Dalmatian exodus were relocated in the Nurra region, along the north-western coastline.

The largest percentage of last names originating from outside the island is from Southern Corsica (like Cossu, Cossiga, Alivesi and Achenza, originally from the towns of Olivese and Quenza respectively ), followed by Italian (especially Piedmontese but also Campanian, Sicilian and Ligurian, originating from the days of the Savoyard rule and the assimilation policy: some of them have been "Sardinianized", like Accardu, Calzinu, Gambinu, Raggiu, etc. ) and Spanish (especially Catalan) surnames.