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  Brief History of Italy | Asia Travel Europe
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.
Italy's administrative autonomy was lost shortly afterwards when two dioceses were joined with that of Africa to form a single prefecture.
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.
www.asiatravel.com /italy/history.html   (3692 words)

 Italian language school southern italy and Italian Language Courses in Apulia
Italian Language Schools southern italy and Italian Language Courses in one of the most striking place of Italy: Otranto.
Being the easternmost town in Italy, Otranto is also considered “the gateway to the east” of Apulia.
Its crystal clear sea, for which the town received an important recognition by “Legambiente e Touring Club” as the cleaner sea of Italy, is one of the reasons why it is worth visiting it.
www.otrantoschool.com   (1033 words)

 Italy Tours - Private Guided - Southern Italy tour
This tour focuses on the southern regions of Italy, with extensive visits in to Sicily and the Naples area.
The earliest reliable evidence hitherto discovered of human life in Italy, which was found in the neighbourhood of Otranto, relates to the earliest ages of the Palaeolithic era (that is, the age of roughly worked stone implements).
The inhabitants of Italy then lived in caves and were surrounded by the great pachyderms (elephant, hippopotamus and rhinoceros), which subsequently became extinct in Europe.
www.a-la-carte-italy-tours.com /southern-italy-tour.html   (839 words)

 Genealogy research in Southern Italy
The catasti are among the most important sources for the study of the social and economic history of Southern Italy.
Until mid-18th century the ancient catasti were evaluations of the possessions of the citizens and the revenue of their activities, to establish the amount of taxes due and this kind of fiscal levy was called "battaglione".
The result was a kind of census of all the population of Southern Italy with all their ages, profession and property, including houses and lands with extension and boundaries, big animals (horses, cows, oxen, donkeys, sheep, goats), debits, rents, credits.
www.italyworldclub.com /genealogy/catasti.htm   (721 words)

 Southern Italy
Italy's most desirable vacation destination is the subject of one of Cadogan's bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Women of the Shadows: Wives and Mothers of Southern Italy
A collection of mouthwatering recipes from all over southern Italy, interwoven with anecdotes of travels and the culture of the region.
www.globecorner.com /g/i873.html   (279 words)

  Southern Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A port in southern Sicily, notable as the birthplace of philosopher Empedocles.
A County in southern Italy, a Principality from 1062; the earliest Norman establishment in the area.
A town near the central spine of the Appenines in southern Italy, 73 miles (117 km.) east-northeast of Naples and 65 miles (104 km.) west-southwest of Bari.
www.hostkingdom.net /soitaly.html   (2055 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.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555207/Italy.html   (1413 words)

 Defense 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.
Southern Italy, Doenitz argued, was especially important to the enemy as a bridgehead to the Balkans.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/70-7_12.htm   (8217 words)

 CuisineNet Digest: Southern Italian Cuisine
Southern Italians are not only poorer than their neighbors but also live in a region which, with its rocky soil, is inhospitable to cows.
Southerners, especially Romans, are also justly famous for their spit-roasted abbacchio, or milk-fed baby lamb that has never tasted grass.
The soil does nourish the olive tree and so southern cooking is oil-based, her sauces filled with the vegetables and seaood that are always nearby and don`t want heavy creams to cover their flavors.
www.cuisinenet.com /digest/region/italy/south.shtml   (347 words)

 Welcome to Italy1 History Page La Storia Italiana in Inglese
By 2000 BC new immigrants from the east had introduced metalworking into southern Italy and Sicily; the northern Italian Polada culture of the same period left evidence of strong links with cultures north of the Alps.
The diverse cultural patterns of the early Iron Age were further complicated in the late 8th century BC by the arrival of Greek colonizers in the south and in Sicily and by the appearance of the ETRUSCANS in central Italy and the Po Valley.
During the following centuries the increasing extent of the Roman possessions outside Italy and the complexity of the imperial bureaucracy resulted in a decline in the importance of Italy itself, a process accelerated by the growing number of emperors born outside Italy, whose allegiances lay elsewhere.
italy1.com /history   (4092 words)

 American Institute of Southern Italian Studies
The American Institute of Southern Italian Studies came into existence for one reason: Rescue; the rescue of a part of western history and culture that is in danger of disappearing forever.
The American Institute of Southern Italian Studies is dedicated to the collecting, preserving and passing on of the true history and culture of Mezzogiorno to this and future generations.
Southern Italy may be the land of Pizza, Pasta, and the Mafia, but it is also the land of Archimedes and Pythagoras.
www.researchitaly.us /index.html   (979 words)

Italy will have to be playing some of its best soccer because of the possible teams they have to play in the quarterfinals  (if they should make it that far) none of them are weak.
Italy has many players that are currently in the prime of their career, so overall I believe Italy should do well in the cup.
Italy became a nation belatedly in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula along with Sardinia and Sicily were under control of King Victor Emmanuel.
www.shylar.com /jenkins/2002/italy2b/index.htm   (996 words)

 The Mediterranean Diet of Southern Italy
One striking characteristic of the Mediterranean Diet is its heavy use of olive oil as the primary source of fat, and their minimal use of both Butter and Margarine.
The use of olive oil tends to result in meals where fat fluids remain separated from the structure of the cooked food, thereby, giving the appearance of foods that are more greasy than they really are.
Another striking characteristic of the Southern Italian Diet was its heavy reliance on Grains to the tune of 60% of the caloric content (51% when including alcohol).
naturalhealthperspective.com /food/southitaly.html   (956 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).
Southern, east of Reggio; Salento (Colimera, Sternatía, Zollino) and Aspromonte (Bova, Condofuri, Palizzi, Roccoforte, Roghudi).
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)

 Newsvine - Seaquake shakes southern Italy
Catanzaro, October 26 - Southern Italy was rocked by a major seaquake on Thursday but the offshore location of the quake prevented any injuries or damage.
The last major earthquake to hit Italy was in October 2002, when a quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck the southern half of the country.
One of Italy's biggest earthquake tragedies occurred in 1980, when almost 2,600 people died after a quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit the southern regions of Campania and Basilicata.
djd.newsvine.com /_news/2006/10/26/416391-seaquake-shakes-southern-italy   (415 words)

 Italy Geography
Italy is a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea.
Southern Italy grows fruits, olives and tomatoes, where irrigation is possible.
Southern Italy is more rural, even thought the hot, dry climate is not very productive for farming.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/WorldGeography/Italy/Italy.htm   (451 words)

 8 southern italy menu
Southern Italy is very different from the regions of the north and the center.
Southern Italy during the past centuries had a complex history.
Naples was the capital of southern Italy for centuries, and it is famous for its pizza, pasta, and tomatoes.
www.annamariavolpi.com /page8.html   (543 words)

 Italy travel guide - Wikitravel
Italy and the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia have very changeable weather in autumn, winter, and spring in marked contrast to the settled sunny weather of summer.
Italy has a well-developed system of highways in the northern side of the country while in the southern it's a bit worse for quality and extension.
Italy is part of the Eurozone, so the common currency of the European Union, the Euro (€), is legal tender in Italy.
wikitravel.org /en/Italy   (7498 words)

 Southern Italy Map from Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
Puglia Accommodations - The Province of Puglia is the 'boot heel' of the country in beautiful Southern Italy.
Gallipoli Accommodations - Known as the "Ionian Pearl" Gallipoli is located in Southern Italy in the province of Lecce, Puglia.
This is the beautiful Apulia region of Italy with the Adriatic coastline on the edge of the city.
www.ownerdirect.com /map/europe/italy/southern-italy-map.htm   (1365 words)

 Letters: Destination: Southern Italy - Salon
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was Duke of Palma (Southern Italy), not of Parma (Northern Italy)
Because I live in the deepest heart of southern Italy, Matera, in Basilicata, and I travel extensively throughout the south and I utterly fail to recognize anything in the article that even remotely resembles the very vibrant culture I live in.
Italy had just come out of a war, the entire country was still devastated.
letters.salon.com /books/literary_guide/2006/10/09/southern_italy/view/?show=all   (1297 words)

 Southern Italy
The Greek and Roman periods were undoubtedly the golden age for southern Italy and for its wines.
Although the ancestors of grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay probably passed through these regions, the existing indigenous varieties were probably selected not for the quality of wines they produced, but for more mundane reasons such as whether or not their harvesting periods conflicted with those of other vital crops, particularly wheat.
The challenge for southern Italian producers is to preserve the regional identity of their wines, while at the same time satisfying the tastes of foreign markets.
www.beveragebusiness.com /bbcontent/art-arch/99nesto08.html   (2247 words)

 The Food of Southern Italy
The food of the north of Italy has become a sacred cow, and some people unwittingly, include the central part as a matter of course, thereby denying the Tuscans the individuality they rightfully demand, especially when it comes to food.
The food of southern Italy is no less important, delicious and healthy, to say nothing of glamorous, than the food of the north of Italy.
In the northwest part of Italy we have, again, the use of more meat than the Southerners and certainly an abundance of white truffle in the dishes.
www.epicurean.com /articles/food-of-southern-italy.html   (3422 words)

 CNN.com - Italy holds almost 500 immigrants - September 29, 2001
Immigrants disembark at the harbor of Crotone, southern Italy
Most do not stay in Italy but plan instead to make their way to Britain, France and Germany to find relatives and work.
At "welcome centres" around Italy, the legal status of immigrants is decided on a case-by-case basis.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/09/29/italy.immigrants   (311 words)

 Italy and it’s Economy
The Republic of Italy is one of seven countries that belong to the prestigious Group of Seven.
  “According to Mignone (“The Two Italies and the Southern Question,” 186), The new republic undertook one of the largest and most ambitious regional development programs in Western Europe to solve the southern question.”  The policies created to help the south develop were created to focus on land reform, infrastructure development and industrialization.
Their need to be a change in some of the policies Italy has tried in the project of trying to develop the South.
www.alma.edu /academics/polsci/payerhin/Ppr1-211-01/heitsch.htm   (1498 words)

 Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Italy occupied territory in Yugoslavia (1941), Greece (1941), and a small portion of southern France (1942).
Italians generally refused to participate in genocide, or to permit deportations from Italy or the Italian occupation zones in Yugoslavia, Greece, and France to the Nazi extermination camps.
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.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005455   (682 words)

While the AVALANCHE invasion force was moving ashore at Salerno, German forces in southern Italy, as planned, were conducting a deliberate withdrawal northward away from the Eighth Army landings.
The whole of southern Italy was now in Allied hands, and the drive northward could begin.
In late 1943, after a fierce battle at San Pietro, a stalemate developed south of the Gustav Line which would not be broken until after the battles of Monte Cassino and the breakout from Anzio.
www.olive-drab.com /od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1943soitaly.php   (1593 words)

 Rome and Southern Italy, 1400–1600 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southern Italy, meanwhile, is the site of much unrest as political rivals France and Spain vie for control of the area.
Pinturicchio's elaborate program of frescoes—depicting sibyls, prophets, and scenes from the lives of the saints—reflects the opulence for which the notoriously extravagant and often corrupt Borgia family is known.
Removed from the Roman preoccupation with classicism, he develops a style that is deeply emotional and often darkly expressive, and much akin to the Northern works widely popular in Southern Italy during this period.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/08/eusts/ht08eusts.htm   (3183 words)

 GORP - Italy at a Glance
Italy's National Parks - A guide to natural havens in a country that can seem overrun by visitors.
Long Distance Hiking in the Northern Apennines - Up and over the spine of Italy on a more than 200-mile trail that's suited for the peripatetic family.
Hiking Through Southern Italy - Three fabulous hikes in rugged and wild southern Italy.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/europe/italy.htm   (116 words)

 Earthquake hits southern Italy - Breaking News - World - Breaking News
An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked southern Italy, sending people running into the streets but causing no known casualties, officials said.
It was felt in the southern regions of Puglia, Calabria and Basilicata as well as in Messina, Palermo and other cities on the island of Sicily.
The last major earthquake to hit southern Italy was in 1980 when some 3,000 people died.
www.smh.com.au /news/World/Earthquake-hits-southern-Italy/2006/10/27/1161749281381.html   (252 words)

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