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  Venice and Northern Italy, 1600–1800 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Northern Italy remains a flourishing artistic center during this period, even as its political and economic stature gradually declines over the course of two centuries.
The Northerners are largely eclipsed in the eighteenth century by native painters Canaletto (1697–1768), whose luminous, sweeping townscapes champion the Venetian veduta; his nephew Bernardo Bellotto (1721–1780); and Francesco Guardi (1712–1793).
(1720–1778) is born in Mogliano in the Veneto region of northern Italy.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/09/eustn/ht09eustn.htm   (3556 words)

  Northern Italy Designer shopping
Northern Italy is the shopping heaven, so to speak, of designer clothing.
In the Lombardia province of north Italy the best places to search for clothing treasures are not in the city markets of Milan, rather in the outlet centers in the Milan hinterlands—known as the Brianza to the locals—near the cities of Como and Lecco.
The next time you travel to Italy make certain you plan to be there between the 6th of January and the 15th of February to take advantage of the fantastic savings on the high quality Italian clothing and leather goods.
www.lifeinitaly.com /shopping/designer-shopping.asp   (1124 words)

  Italy - MSN Encarta
Italy was the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, which united the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea and spread the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome through much of Europe.
Italy is bordered by Switzerland and Austria on the north; by Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea, on the east; by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, on the south; on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ligurian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea; and on the northwest by France.
The climate of Italy is highly diversified, with extremes ranging from frigid in the higher elevations of the Alps and Apennines, to semitropical along the coast of the Ligurian Sea and the western coast of the lower peninsula.
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 Defense of Italy
Since northern Italy was no longer considered a likely target, OKW now regarded the region of Naples-Salerno and the island of Sardinia most threatened, while the Rome area was thought of as particularly endangered in case of Allied landings and simultaneous defection of Italy.
As long as Italy at least outwardly maintained the alliance, German troops in southern Italy were to execute a fighting withdrawal from the tip of Calabria; they were to hold the Naples-Salerno area to secure vital routes of communications to the north; only weak German units were to assist the Italians in Apulia.
As soon as Italy surrendered, the overriding consideration would become the safety of German troops in southern Italy and their best chance of survival was seen in a well-organized withdrawal to central Italy where all troops under Kesselring would be assembled in preparation for a final withdrawal to the northern Apennines.
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 Italy History | iExplore.com
Italy’s colonial conquests were limited (largely due to the failure of the Ethiopian campaigns) and the rulers enjoyed more success in their efforts to consolidate their own position at home, despite the considerable distractions of the various complex struggles in the Balkans.
Italy was now run by a tycoon for whom the distinction between the interests of the nation and those of his commercial empire were, to say the least, blurred.
Italy’s historic trade performance has been all the more impressive given the dearth of raw materials, in particular the fact that all of the country’s oil and many of its raw materials must be imported.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Italy/History   (2072 words)

 Italy History - TravelPuppy.com
Italy has only been unified since 1861, the rich and the complex history of the peninsula has, perhaps more than that of any other country, influenced the course of European development, particularly in the areas of culture and political thought.
Italy’s colonial conquests were limited and the rulers enjoyed more success in their efforts to consolidate their own position at home, despite the considerable distractions of the various complex struggles in the Balkans.
Italy was now run by a tycoon for whom the distinction between the interests of the nation and those of his commercial empire were, to say the least, blurred.
travelpuppy.com /italy/history.htm   (1559 words)

 Italy Overview | Italy Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Indeed Italy combines art, history and contemporary fashion with stunning natural landscapes: the turquoise waters of the Costa Smeralda offer one of Europe’s most beautiful stretches of sand, sea and sunshine, while the snow-covered slopes of the Dolomite mountains are a haven for winter sports enthusiasts.
Italy is situated in Europe and attached in the north to the European mainland.
Northern Italy: The Alpine regions, the Po Plain and the Ligurian-Etruscan Appennines.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Italy/Overview   (902 words)

 Andrew Weiss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
According to the homepage of the Northern League the differences between the northern Italy and southern Italy were so great, around the time of unification, that the areas should not have been unified.
Furthermore, the Northern League asserts that the south is hurting the economic position of Northern Italy.
She indicates that Northern League has focused its attention on the glorification of the culture of Lombardy as superior to, not only, the culture of the south, but to cultures of the rest of northern Italy (Bull 182).
shakti.trincoll.edu /~aweiss/italy.htm   (5063 words)

Italy occupied territory in Yugoslavia (1941), Greece (1941), and a small portion of southern France (1942).
Military reversals in North Africa and the Allied invasion of Sicily and southern Italy in 1943 contributed to the overthrow of Benito Mussolini's dictatorship.
The German occupation of northern Italy radically altered the situation for Italian Jews, most of whom lived in the north.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005455   (682 words)

 Welcome to Italy1 History Page La Storia Italiana in Inglese
Italy, history of since earliest times the history of Italy has been influenced by cultural and political divisions resulting from the peninsula's disparate geography and by circumstances that made Italy the scene of many of Europe's most important struggles for power.
Peninsular Italy was administered from its capital at RAVENNA as merely one division of the empire, although the Byzantines gradually and grudgingly admitted the ecclesiastical primacy of Rome in the West.
By 1550 almost all Italy had been subjugated by the Habsburg ruler CHARLES V, who was both Holy Roman emperor and king of Spain; when Charles abdicated in 1555-56, dividing the Habsburg territories between his brother Emperor FERDINAND I and his son PHILIP II of Spain, Italy was part of the latter's inheritance.
italy1.com /history   (4092 words)

 Ethnologue report for Italy
Northwest Italy, region of Piacenza to that of Ravenna, and between the Po and the Adriatic and the Apennines, in the territories of Emilia and Romagna, southern Pianura Padana (all provinces), southern Lombardia (Provinces Mantova and Pavia), northern Toscana (Lunigiana), northern Marche (Province Pesaro).
Northeast and adjacent areas, northern Friuli-Venezia-Giulia on the borders of the Austrian Province of Corinthia and the Republic of Slovenia.
Northern Italy, city of Venice, area of the Tre Venezie; Venezia Eugànea westward to Verona, southward to the Po, and eastward to the border of the Fruili; Venezia Tridentina, in the Adige valley and neighboring mountain regions to the north of Trent; and Venezia Giulia, east of the Friuli, and including Trieste.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Italy   (1407 words)

 Italy Geography
Italy is a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea.
Italy is also home to many ancient ruins from the ancient roman empire.
Italy is one of the largest wine producers in the world.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/WorldGeography/Italy/Italy.htm   (451 words)

 CuisineNet Digest: Northern Italian Cuisine
Italy blossoms into a flower in the North, where the Po Valley gradually rises into the imposing Alps.
This is the land of Austrian and French influence, of hard-working and reserved Italians, of ancient estates with hills covered with orchards, of industrial cities, of rich soil, of excellent wines and cheeses.
Pasta is a side show in northern Italy -- rice, polenta and beans are the regnant food trio in the region`s dishes.
www.cuisinenet.com /digest/region/italy/north.shtml   (326 words)

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Another fact that gave to the configuration of Italy its present characteristic lines was the recession of the sea from that great gulf which became the fertile plain of the Po.
When the promontory of Gargano was an island, the Adriatic Sea, which separated that elevation from the Apennines and which occupied all the table-land of Apulia, projected an arm towards the south through the Sella di Spinazzola and the valley of the rivers Basentiello and Bradano, until it met the Ionian Sea.
Therefore Italy is a recent formation, and consequently is subject to telluric phenomena that are unknown, or are less frequent, in the neighbouring countries.
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 Bob & Jenny's bed & breakfast in Italy - Accommodation in Vicenza in northern italy
Vicenza is the ideal bed and breakfast stop in Italy for tourists wishing to experience genuine Italian life style and culture.
Situated in northern Italy half way between Venice and Verona, Vicenza offers the visitor a rich history of excellent food and incredible architecture.
It is also a good base for any travel and tourism itineraries in northern Italy, with plenty of medieval castles and villas in the nearby towns of Marostica and Montecchio.
www.bed-breakfast-italy.com   (219 words)

 Italy facts, Italy travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Italy consists of a mountainous peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea and includes the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and about 70 other smaller islands.
Although decades of struggle unified Italy in 1871, two Italys exist today: the prosperous, industrialized north and the less developed agricultural south, known as the Mezzogiorno (land of the midday sun).
Italy's economic strength is in the processing and manufacturing of goods, primarily in small and medium size family-owned firms.
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 ItalianMade.com - REGIONS: The Foods of Northern Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Rice dominates in the flatlands of Lombardy and Piedmont, where it is usually braised and stirred as risotto, and in the Veneto, where it is often simmered in broth in dishes that range tastily between risottos and thick soups.
Polenta, made from corn or also from buckwheat or chestnut flour, was the sustenance of northern country people for ages, eaten as a mush or porridge with cheese or sauces or sliced and fried or grilled to go with meat dishes.
Prominent examples of northern minestre are the noodle and bean pasta e fagioli of the Veneto and Friuli, the fish chowders of Liguria and the Adriatic coast, Milan's tripe-based busecca and Emilia-Romagna's delicate pasta in brodo (afloat in broth).
www.italianmade.com /regions/geoarea-foods1.cfm   (914 words)

 Northern League (Italy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1996 the movement announced that its aim was the independence of Northern Italy under the name Padania, a name previously referring to the Po River valley, but which the Northern League gave a geographically broader usage that has been steadily gaining currency, at least among its followers.
In February 2006, the Northern League announced that it had reached an agreement with the Movement for Autonomy, a brand-new centrist party of Southern Italy led by MEP and President of the Province of Catania Raffaele Lombardo.
In the 2005 regional elections they scored 10% of total popular votes in Northern Italy (15.8% in Lombardy, 14.7% in Veneto, 8.5% in Piedmont, 4.8% in Emilia-Romagna, 4.7% in Liguria), 1.3% in Tuscany and 0.9% in the Marche.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_League_(Italy)   (4168 words)

 Vicenza Italy Photos - Tourist information on Vicenza & Northern Italy
The fertile green valleys of the Veneto region in northern Italy are ideal for both beginners and experienced riders alike.
Italy has its share of fine musicians that perform music of all genres, from jazz to classical.
Nightlife in Italy is a mixture of all ages and classes.
www.bed-breakfast-italy.com /photos.htm   (4349 words)

 Italy: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Italy, slightly larger than Arizona, is a long peninsula shaped like a boot, surrounded on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the east by the Adriatic.
He transformed Italy into a dictatorship, embarking on an expansionist foreign policy with the invasion and annexation of Ethiopia in 1935 and allying himself with Adolf Hitler in the Rome-Berlin Axis in 1936.
Italy became an integral member of NATO and the European Economic Community (later the EU) as it successfully rebuilt its postwar economy.
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 Venice and Northern Italy, 1400–1600 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Renaissance ideals that prevail in central Italy by the turn of the fifteenth century take root in the north by mid-century.
In Italy, Dürer admires works of classical antiquity as well as those of contemporary masters such as Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini.
The French defend their claims in northern Italy until 1559, when the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis establishes Spanish rule in Milan and Naples.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/08/eustn/ht08eustn.htm   (2953 words)

 Chronology Of Italy's History
Northern Italy was unified as the Kingdom of Italy under French rule in 1804
The Kingdom of Italy was formed, encompassing the entire peninsula except for Rome, Venice, and San Marino.
Italy surrendered to invading Allied forces, but Germany took control of the country and fought the Allies until the end of the war
www.arcaini.com /ItalyChronology.html   (532 words)

 Slow Travel Italy - Northern Italy, Off the Beaten Track in August
Bolzano, a German-speaking city at the foot of the Alps, is one of the coldest cities in the winter and hottest in the summer (together with Florence).
Italy is so linguistically diverse that the more than 21 dialects spoken throughout the peninsula have fueled what is known as "regionalism" for centuries.
Although it is possible to find good Parmigiano and good Prosciutto di Parma all over Italy, the quality in a local restaurant specializing in these foods made a delectable difference.
www.slowtrav.com /italy/notes/northern/nella_august.htm   (1527 words)

 World Golf Travel: Northern Italy
Northern Italy is neither a hideaway nor a 'hidden gem'.
Italy's most sophisticated spots, the Lombardy and Piemonte regions are reflections of affluence and worldliness, with the cities of Milan and Turin representing the prevailing life-style.
On record is the fact that a 19th century course was established on the same spot as the present club.
www.worldgolf.com /travel/northern-italy.htm   (1201 words)

 Northern Italy Travel Guides, Northern Italy Italy Tourism and Vacation Planning - SideStep
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 Northern Italy Accommodations - Homes, Villas and Apartment Vacation Rentals in Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Rent holiday lodging directly from owners of farm stay, villa, cabin, cottage, home and apartment accommodations in Northern Italy.
Italy Holiday Accommodations - ID#41138 - 1 bedroom and 1 loft.
Northern Italy Accommodations - Veneto Villa Rentals - The Dolomites Chalet Rentals - Liguria Accommodations
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 cuisine of northern italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The towns of northern and central Italy organized themselves into autonomous city republics, while the empire and the church had too little power to oppose them.
The strategic importance of Italy diminished: The Italian cities could not compete with the larger states and soon became lands of conquest for foreign powers, which would maintain control in different parts of Italy until the unification in 1862.
At the same time, many unique food ingredients and original cooking techniques were developed and preserved in northern Italy, and they remain very popular all over the world today.
www.annamariavolpi.com /northitalycuisine.html   (810 words)

 Italy: Taking Its Place at Europe's Table -- a Site Selection Special Feature, May 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Lombardy region and northern Italy in general are the hot spots, but opportunities abound in central and southern Italy too.
What's more, Italy's industrial output is similar in size to that of France and the United Kingdom, so it has a substantial manufacturing base.
Italy's geographic diversity, which includes both snow-covered Alps peaks (along its northern border with France, Switzerland and Austria) and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches, is perhaps matched only by its economic diversity and the resulting wide range of location options.
www.conway.com /Italy/9905/index.htm   (512 words)

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