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Emblem of Italy

Emblem of Italy
The emblem consists of a gear wheel with a big star in the center, all rounded by a little oak branch on the right and by a little olive branch on the left. History The story of this emblem started in 1946 when De Gasperi Government organized a contest open to all Italians to create an emblem for the new Republic with a money prize for the winner. Paul Paschetto The author of the symbol is Paul Paschetto who was born February 12, 1885, in Torre Pellice. He was a professor at the ...
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Ethnic groups in Italy

Ethnic groups in Italy
A land of emigration Traditionally, Italy has been a land of emigration, as witnessed by the massive flows of Italians to North and South America ...
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Curious facts about Italy

Curious facts about Italy
Italy is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Here you find some interesting facts that you might not know about the country. ...
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Flag of Italy

Flag of Italy
The hoist side is a green band while white forms the center and the outer stripe is red. The design of a vertical tricolor was inspired by the French ...
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Religion in Italy

Religion in Italy
Catholicism A poll conducted in 2014 showed that 3/4 (75%) of Italians consider themselves Catholics believers and 10% of them feel spiritual and ...
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History of Italy

History of Italy
The roots of Italian history Giuseppe Garibaldi formed the current kingdom of Italy in 1861, but the roots of Italian history date back to a largely undocumented tribe called the Etruscans. Between 1200 and 1000 BC these tribes conquered most of Tuscany and Campania. But the history of Italy is nothing if not violent. The Etruscan attack was almost inevitable. Etruscans For a hundred years they ruled Rome and its outlying areas, until their subjects revolted, aided by the help of the ...
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Official currency of Italy

Official currency of Italy
The Euro The Euro was officially replaced with Lira in 2002 in Italy when Euro coins and notes started to be published. In 1999, Euro was announced ...
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Architecture in Italy

Architecture in Italy
Italian Renaissance Ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance gave Italy a rich architectural heritage that influenced building design around the ...
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Climate in Italy

Climate in Italy
Italy generally has a temperate climate influenced by the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas and the protective Alps encircling the north. Southern ...
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