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House Hunting in … Italy  The New York Times

Milan continues to outpace its Italian neighbors in home prices and sales volume, while the smaller areas in its orbit remain quiet and affordable.

The New York Times
Macron's concessions add fuel to Italy's debt fire | TheHill  The Hill

Recent French political developments heighten the chances that such an Italian debt crisis might occur sooner rather than later.

The Hill
Christmas is time for families not homework, pleads Italian minister  The Guardian

Italy's education minister has urged schools not to overburden children with homework during the Christmas holiday so they can spend more time with their ...

The Guardian
Charts of the Year: have Italy's old demons returned?  Financial Times

Widening spread with Germany's 10-year yield gave analysts a strong sense of déjà vu.

Financial Times
Netanyahu sparks backlash by hailing Italy's far-right Salvini as 'great friend of Israel' during two-day trip  The Independent

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Italy's divisive interior minister as a “great friend of Israel” during a two-day visit to the country, drawing a ...

The Independent
UPDATE 1-Italy bonds, stocks rally hard on report Rome to suggest 2 pct deficit target  Reuters

Italian government bonds, stocks and the euro rallied on Wednesday, following a report that Italy is to propose a budget deficit target of 2 percent -- well below ...

Reuters
Matteo Guidicelli, Margarita Fores go on a food trip in Italy  ABS-CBN News

Actor Matteo Guidicelli and chef Margarita Fores recently went on a food trip in Italy for an upcoming episode of ABS-CBN's “The Crawl.”

ABS-CBN News
Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

JERUSALEM (AP) - One of Europe's most divisive political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, opened his visit to Israel Tuesday with warm words of ...

FOX13 Memphis
Italy's asylum reception system crumbles  Devex

PALERMO, Italy — A young man slumps over in a chair in the corner of a migrant drop-in center in Italy's Sicilian capital of Palermo, then slides to the floor.

Devex
This Is 2018's Most Googled Vacation Destination & The Best Time To Book Happens To Be Now  Bustle

It probably isn't too shocking to hear that the most Googled vacation destination of 2018 was Italy, according to Google's Year In Search. The country is known ...

Bustle
OPINION: Why are there so few women in Italy's most powerful jobs?  The Local Italy

When the Italian government sat down with heads of industry to discuss the budget this week, there was something noticeably missing from the picture: women.

The Local Italy
French Riots Hand Italy New Ammunition in EU Budget Tussle  Bloomberg

Italy's populist government is warning its European partners that the country's social stability could be at risk if Brussels pushes back too hard against its 2019 ...

Bloomberg
Italy raises anti-terror measures after Strasbourg attack - English  Agenzia ANSA

Italy has raised its anti-terrorism measures to the maximum level in view of the Christmas holidays following Tuesday's attack in Strasbourg, sources said on ...

Agenzia ANSA
Italy is no longer Europe's problem child as France's protest crisis grows  CNBC

Italy was firmly in the spotlight — and on Europe's naughty step — until recent weeks for its budget-busting spending plans but civil unrest in France is now ...

CNBC
British in Italy plan emergency meeting as prospect of no-deal Brexit looms again  The Local Italy

British in Italy, the country chapter of the pan-European rights campaigning group British in Europe, will hold an emergency meeting in Rome on December 14th ...

The Local Italy
Italy: Five Star Movement MP quits party over disability stance  The Guardian

Matteo Dall'Osso, who has multiple sclerosis, joins rival Forza Italia in protest at 'inaction'

The Guardian
Italy turns down permits for hydrocarbon exploration in Masseria prospect  Reuters

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Wednesday the government had turned down a request for permits to explore the Masseria La Rocca ...

Reuters
Nightclub Stampede in Italy Leaves 6 Dead and Dozens Injured  The New York Times

ROME — At least six people were killed and about 40 others were injured, more than a dozen of them seriously, in a stampede early Saturday at a nightclub in ...

The New York Times
Europe: Trade, Italy hopes lift stocks to best day in 8 months  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Stocks - [MILAN] European shares rallied on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump sounded upbeat about a trade deal with ...

The Business Times
Macron's credibility shattered as France joins Italy in budget disgrace  Telegraph.co.uk

Emmanuel Macron's bid to buy off France's “gilets jaunes” protesters with instant budget handouts threatens to blast through eurozone's fiscal limits, fatally ...

Telegraph.co.uk
Matteo Guidicelli, Margarita Fores go on a food trip to Italy  INQUIRER.net

Actor Matteo Guidicelli and chef Margarita Fores took an exciting food trip in Italy for an upcoming episode of ABS-CBN's “The Crawl.”

INQUIRER.net
Italy Tries to End Budget Fight With EU as Economy Teeters on Recession  Wall Street Journal

Italy's populist government is looking for a route out of a fight with the European Union over its budget, as the financial fallout from the clash pushes the economy ...

Wall Street Journal
I'm leaving my husband and kids in economy and flying business class to Italy — here's why  Business Insider

Leaving my family in economy to fly in business class may sound selfish, and maybe it is, but I'm just #notsorry about this one.

Business Insider
Beavers return to Italy after more than 500 years  CBC News

A beaver was captured on camera in northeast Italy, marking the first sighting of the animal in that country since 1471.

CBC News
Fixture in focus 2019: Italy v France  Six Nations Rugby

Italy have the chance to turn the tide on France when the two sides meet in Rome for an epic Guinness Six Nations showdown in March. Share0 Tweet0 Share0 ...

Six Nations Rugby
Italy's rail company working to get Easyjet or Delta involved in Alitalia: sources  Reuters

Italy's rail company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) is working to get airlines easyJet or Delta involved in the rescue of ailing carrier Alitalia [CAITLA.UL], Industry ...

Reuters
Italy May Be ‘Sleepwalking Into Instability,’ E.U. Says, and Weighs Penalty  The New York Times

The European Union took another step toward punishing Italy for insisting on a heavy-spending budget even while it remains heavily indebted.

The New York Times
Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can  NBCNews.com

Italian police investigating a deadly disco stampede said Sunday they found a pepper spray can and were questioning dozens of witnesses.

NBCNews.com
Pathogens don’t care about Italian politics  mySanAntonio.com

It was in Florence, Italy, in 1614 that Tommaso Caccini preached a sermon in the church of Santa Maria Novella denouncing Galileo and other scientists who ...

mySanAntonio.com
DINING OUT: Garden of Italy delivers lush flavours  Calgary Sun

Garden of Italy100-2763 Sunridge Way N.E. 403-454-5643It's easy to miss Garden of Italy.Tucked away in a strip mall in the shadow of a northeast hotel cluster, ...

Calgary Sun
Italy’s right wing is waging a dangerous attack on vaccinations  The Washington Post

An outbreak of measles has spurred a new right-wing coalition government to reassess whether vaccinations should be mandatory.

The Washington Post
Cristiano Ronaldo urges Barcelona's Lionel Messi to join him in Italy  SkySports

Cristiano Ronaldo says he hopes Lionel Messi "accepts the challenge like me" and leaves Spain to play in Serie A.

SkySports
Italian priests vow to open church doors to evictees from immigration centres  The Guardian

Italian priests have declared their willingness to “open the church doors of every single parish” to people expelled from reception centres as an anti-immigration ...

The Guardian
Sons of Italy host holiday party for Tauntons CO-OP  Taunton Daily Gazette

DIGHTON — On Dec. 5, the Order of Sons of Italy in America Peter B. Gay Lodge #540 hosted its 13th annual holiday party for consumers and staff at CO-OP, ...

Taunton Daily Gazette
Hosting Italy's deputy PM, Netanyahu urges stronger action against Hezbollah  The Times of Israel

Salvini doubles down on dubbing Lebanese group 'terrorists,' despite having been criticized at home for use of the term.

The Times of Israel
Italy's Much-Mocked Finance Chief May Get Last Laugh on Budget  Bloomberg

Italy's populist rulers love to beat up on 70-year-old Finance Minister Giovanni Tria for resisting their efforts to buck European spending rules. But the slight ...

Bloomberg
The Father, the Son and the Sins of Italian Politics  The New York Times

ROME — Luigi Di Maio used to believe that the sins of the father should be visited upon the son. Then he became the son. For years, Mr. Di Maio, a 32-year-old ...

The New York Times
Waste plant fire stokes Italy garbage crisis  Borneo Bulletin Online

ROME (AFP) – Twelve teams of firefighters battled on Tuesday to put out a vast fire at a garbage dump in Rome as critics slammed the capital's beleaguered ...

Borneo Bulletin Online
Italian Court Orders Getty Museum To Return Statue To Italy  NPR

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles says it has no intention of returning the "Statue of a Victorious Youth," a piece of art from ancient Greece discovered off the ...

NPR
Italy is in a honeymoon period that will end in 2-3 months, former prime minister warns  CNBC

The coalition between the leftist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the right-wing Lega came to power in early June; it promised to revive the economy by giving ...

CNBC
Michael Gerson: Italy shows the danger of vaccine denial  Omaha World-Herald

FLORENCE, Italy -- It was here in 1614 that Tommaso Caccini preached a sermon in the church of Santa Maria Novella denouncing Galileo and other scientists ...

Omaha World-Herald
Vulnerable migrants made homeless after Italy passes 'Salvini decree'  The Guardian

Decree named after leader of far-right party abolishes humanitarian protection for those not eligible for refugee status.

The Guardian
Italian drug lord is arrested in Argentina after an eight-year international manhunt  Daily Mail

Giancarlo Massidda, who was wanted by Italian authorities after escaping house arrest in 2010, was apprehended by an Argentine-led task force in Buenos ...

Daily Mail
Liverpool, Klopp opens up to Italy move and reveals conversation with De Laurentiis  Calciomercato.com english news

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp spoke to the media in a press conference on the eve of the decisive Champions League match against Napoli. "We will to have to ...

Calciomercato.com english news
An Ancient Corner of Italy Finds the World on Its Doorstep  The New York Times

The southern region of Basilicata, its people poor and its food and history rich, has been named Europe's Capital of Culture for 2019.

The New York Times
Italy police identify IS cell suspected in 2013 kidnapping  Borneo Bulletin Online

ROME (AP) — Italian carabinieri police said they have identified members of the Islamic State (IS) group believed to have been behind the 2013 kidnapping of ...

Borneo Bulletin Online
Cristiano Ronaldo challenges Lionel Messi to test himself in Italy, reflects on missing out on Ballon d’Or  Fox Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain.

Fox Sports
Italy pressures Egypt over Giulio Regeni torture, murder  Aljazeera.com

Lawyer for Giulio Regeni's family says five Egyptian policemen and secret *service* members are under investigation by Rome.

Aljazeera.com
Italy: Teen, club owners investigated in fatal stampede  WRAL.com

Italian prosecutors said Monday they have placed eight people, including one minor, under investigation in connection with a stampede at a packed nightclub ...

WRAL.com
Italy and 3 Other Nations Arrest Members of Mafia  The New York Times

ROME — The Italian authorities have arrested 46 members of the Sicilian Mafia, including top leaders in the Palermo area, as part of a sweeping international ...

The New York Times
At least 6 killed in Italy nightclub stampede  CNN

At least six people are dead and dozens wounded following a stampede at an Italian nightclub, the country's Civil Protection Agency said.

CNN
'Italians first': how the populist right became Italy's dominant force  The Guardian

Six months after entering government for the first time, the League is drawing on formidable support from Italy's 'red belt' – the swathe of the country that used to ...

The Guardian
Six people killed in nightclub stampede in Italy  The Irish Times

The dead included five teenagers and an adult woman.

The Irish Times
Italian Court Rules Getty Museum Must Return a Prized Bronze  The New York Times

ROME — Italy's highest court has ordered that a centerpiece of the Getty Villa's art collection, a prized bronze sculpture more than 2,000 years old, should be ...

The New York Times
Italy budget: Rome vows to stick to plans, despite EU concerns  BBC News

Italy's government says it will stick to its high-spending budget plans, setting up a potential stand-off with the European Union over its deficit. PM Giuseppe Conte ...

BBC News
Matildas to face Brazil, Italy and Jamaica in Women's World Cup  The Sydney Morning Herald

The Matildas will play Brazil, Italy, and Jamaica in Group C at the FIFA Women's World Cup in France next year after the draw in Paris pitted Australia's women ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
'Centrism Can Only Work if Traditional Parties Renew Themselves': Ex Italian PM Enrico Letta  The Wire

Enrico Letta, former PM of Italy and current dean at Sciences Po speaks to The Wire about Brexit, migration in Europe and hope for reviving liberal, humanitarian ...

The Wire
Italy defies EU request to present revised budget  The Guardian

Five Star Movement/League government to stick with big-spending strategy in bid to fulfil election promises.

The Guardian
Italy Orders Seizure of Migrant Rescue Ship  The New York Times

ROME — Italy has ordered the seizure of the Aquarius, the rescue ship at the center of international criticism over its government's hard line against migration, ...

The New York Times
Opening its doors to migrants made this Italian town's mayor a hero. A wave of right-wing populism pushed him into exile  The Globe and Mail

Giving shelter to refugees turned Riace into a beacon of tolerance and helped it ward off economic decline. Italy's new government brought the experiment to an ...

The Globe and Mail
Did angels really carry the Holy House of Mary to Loreto, Italy?  Catholic Herald Online

What do Galileo, Mozart, Descartes, Cervantes, and St. Therese of Lisieux have in common? They all traveled hundreds of miles to step inside the Virgin ...

Catholic Herald Online
Italian bank merger on the cards after Banco BPM bad loan sale  Financial Times

Italy's third-largest bank agrees €7.8bn toxic debt sale, clearing way for potential merger.

Financial Times
The Italian town obsessed with Great Britain  BBC News

With Union Jack flags flapping in the wind and a slight aroma of fried cod in the air, the town of Schio, Italy, declares itself British for one weekend a year.

BBC News
State aid: Commission clears Italian rescue aid to Condotte d'Acqua  EU News

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Italian plans to grant a €190 million State guarantee to Condotte d'Acqua S.p.A. in ...

EU News
Italy Is Teetering on Verge of a Recession  Bloomberg

Italy's populist government has a new problem brewing as it faces the risk that it could soon be dealing with the country's first recession in five years.

Bloomberg
Football news - Cristiano Ronaldo challenges Lionel Messi to join him in Italy - 'He misses me more'  Eurosport.com

Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A, while claiming the Argentine 'misses me more'.

Eurosport.com
Giulio Regeni: Italy names Egyptian police in murdered student case  BBC News

A public prosecutor in Rome has placed five Egyptian security officials under investigation over the disappearance of an Italian postgraduate student.

BBC News
Tens of thousands protest against Italy-France high-speed train link  FRANCE 24 English

Many thousands of protesters rallied on Saturday in Turin to protest against a high speed train project to the French city of Lyon, fiercely opposed by ...

FRANCE 24 English
Italy’s New Masters Rattle EU, But Ordinary Italians Say ‘Benissimo’  The Wall Street Journal

Italy's new government is rattling the country's establishment, European Union and financial markets, but many Italians see the five-month-old government as a ...

The Wall Street Journal
Facebook fined £8.9m by Italy for misleading users over data use  The Independent

Facebook has been fined almost £9m by Italian authorities for misleading users about how it used their data. Italy's competition watchdog handed the social ...

The Independent
Europe Plays With Fire on Italy Contagion  Bloomberg

The euro zone's finance ministers have missed a chance to make sure blameless member countries would be more resilient in a sovereign crisis.

Bloomberg
A disorderly Brexit will harm 'unstable' Italy, says former PM Letta  CNBC

U.K. lawmakers are struggling to agree on a deal to leave the European Union.

CNBC
Air Italy and WOW Air start flights to Delhi - New flight alert  Economic Times

There are more options for people flying between Delhi and the west with two airlines — Air Italy, which is owned 49% by Qatar Airways, and Icelandic low-cost ...

Economic Times
Vehicle tax drives budget fallout among Italy's ruling populists  Euronews English

Italy's disputed budget faced *fresh* turbulence on Thursday over a plan to increase fuel taxes on older petrol and diesel cars. On Tuesday, the Lower House ...

Euronews English
'Politics can be bigger than us': Lendlease sticks to Britain, Italy despite risky outlook  The Australian Financial Review

London | Lendlease is "running the ruler" over several cities in Europe for potential expansion, but the company's European head Dan Labbad says it may be ...

The Australian Financial Review
This Elegant Italian Red Wine Is Easy to Love  The Wall Street Journal

Barolo has long been considered the power wine of the Piedmont. But the truth is, many prefer the more-accessible, graceful and often less-expensive ...

The Wall Street Journal
SFO lands new Italy nonstop  SF Gate

Air Italy will bring nonstop flying from San Francisco International to Italy back into vogue next year when it launches new nonstops to Milan's Malpensa Airport.

SF Gate
In Massive Upset, Italy Wins Team Gold At World Championships  FloBowling

In one of the biggest and most stunning upsets in the history of the World Championships, Italy won the coveted five-player team gold medal Tuesday at the ...

FloBowling
Arancini (risotto balls) with Fresh Mozzarella and Italian Parsley  Journal Inquirer

You will find arancini — fried risotto balls filled with cheeses, vegetables, or meats — on many fancy Italian restaurant menus. But I first tasted authentic arancini ...

Journal Inquirer
The Italian town where the air is lethal  ABC News

Taranto's steelworks are the largest in the European Union and shutting them down would devastate the economy of southern Italy. But while they stay open ...

ABC News
EU SHOCK: Salvini reveals Italian plan for EU Commission after key May 2019 election  Express.co.uk

MATTEO Salvini revealed Italy's Lega-Five Star Movement Government will push for an Italian Commissioner to be in charge of trade and economic affairs to ...

Express.co.uk
Sacking of Italy's health experts raises political interference concerns  The Guardian

The Italian health minister's decision to sack the entire board of the country's most important committee of technical-scientific experts, who advise the government ...

The Guardian
Police launch coordinated raids on Italian mafia in Europe  Global News

Police have made several arrests in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands as part of a major operation targeting the Italian mafia.

Global News
Italy not signing Global Compact-Salvini - English  Agenzia ANSA

(ANSA) - Rome, November 28 - Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Wednesday that Italy will not take part in an intergovernmental ...

Agenzia ANSA
Italy's Salvini should be persona non grata in Israel  Haaretz

Official Israel plans to lay out a red carpet next week for Italian Deputy PM Matteo Salvini, an ardent admirer of fascism and Mussolini.

Haaretz
The Humble Brilliance of Italy's Moka Coffee Pot  Atlas Obscura

Bialetti, the Italian maker of the moka pot, a stovetop coffee machine and one of the most iconic kitchen appliances ever created, announced recently that the ...

Atlas Obscura
Italy to resist budget pressure ahead of EU elections  Reuters

Italy said on Thursday it would resist pressure from Brussels to revise its big-spending budget, effectively daring EU authorities to punish it with fines ahead of ...

Reuters
Italy’s Five Star denies going after economy minister’s scalp  Financial Times

Italy's economy minster has denied widespread rumours that he was considering resigning as the populist government struggles to revise its budget by next ...

Financial Times
Malta, Italy Issue Joint Warning Over Potential Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Exchange  Cointelegraph

News. Malta has warned citizens about an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange serving its domestic market. Regulators ordered the platform to stop operating in ...

Cointelegraph
Padua Astronomical Clock – Padua, Italy  Atlas Obscura

Discover Padua Astronomical Clock in Padua, Italy: One of the world's oldest working clocks is curiously missing the Zodiac sign of Libra.

Atlas Obscura
Italy's deputy PM says EU 'entirely unbalanced' in its treatment of Israel  The Times of Israel

Lebanon's president says Israel's operation to destroy Hezbollah attack tunnels across the border won't endanger the calm along the frontier. Michel Aoun, a ...

The Times of Israel
Italy's state-backed oil giant makes a major discovery off the shores of Angola  Business Insider

Oil giant Eni, backed by the Italian government, said it discovered oil in offshore Angola. It's estimated to hold between 170 million and 200 million bar...

Business Insider
Why Italy’s ‘King of Wines’ Is A Relative Bargain—For Now  The Wall Street Journal

The second in a three-part series on wines in Italy's Piedmont. Is Barolo the new Burgundy? According to some members of the wine-world cognoscenti, the ...

The Wall Street Journal
Italy, France both claim da Vinci  The Daily Star

The 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci is causing an unexpected turf war between the two countries the artist called ...

The Daily Star
Italian junior star Samuele Manfredi placed in coma after collision with car in training  Cycling Weekly

Italy's rising star Samuele Manfredi – junior winner of Ghent-Wevelgem, second in Paris-Roubaix and European pursuit champion – is in hospital following a ...

Cycling Weekly
Man Utd's Darmian flirts with AC Milan, confirms he misses Italy amid Inter links  Calciomercato.com english news

Ahead of the game between AC Milan and Torino, Man Utd full-back Matteo Darmian spoke to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, as he's represented both sides.

Calciomercato.com english news
Italian companies and banks cut back bond sales  Financial Times

Italian companies and banks are on track to sell the smallest amount of debt in a year since the financial crisis, underlining how ructions in the country's ...

Financial Times
Bank crisis in Italy may spark ‘doom loop’ for UK, warns Bank of England  Telegraph.co.uk

A *fresh* banking crisis in Italy could spark a devastating “doom loop” that threatens UK financial stability, the Bank of England has warned.

Telegraph.co.uk
New York chef to open Italian restaurant inside Detroit's Shinola Hotel  WXYZ

The Shinola Hotel is getting ready to open. An Italian restaurant inside will be opening their doors next week. It's been a little more than two years since the ...

WXYZ
A .38-Caliber Rosary: The Dangerous New Face of Salvini's Italy  SPIEGEL ONLINE

Shots fired at foreigners, assaults on minorities, neo-fascist marches: Italy's extreme right wing feels emboldened by the country's new leadership. Many are ...

SPIEGEL ONLINE
 

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Italy (Italian: Italia [iˈtaːlja] (listen)), officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica Italiana [reˈpubblika itaˈljaːna]), is a country in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.Due to its central geographic location in Europe and the Mediterranean, Italy has historically been home to a myriad of peoples and cultures. In addition to the various ancient Italian tribes and Italic peoples dispersed throughout the Italian Peninsula and insular Italy, beginning from the classical era, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks established settlements in the south of Italy, with Etruscans and Celts inhabiting the centre and the north of Italy respectively. The Italic tribe known as the Latins formed the Roman Kingdom in the 8th century BC, which eventually became a republic that conquered and assimilated its neighbours. In the first century BC, the Roman Empire emerged as the dominant power in the Mediterranean Basin and became the leading cultural, political and religious centre of Western civilisation. The legacy of the Roman Empire is widespread and can be observed in the global distribution of civilian law, republican governments, Christianity and the Latin script.During the Early Middle Ages, Italy endured sociopolitical collapse and barbarian invasions, but by the 11th century, numerous rival city-states and maritime republics, mainly in the northern and central regions of Italy, rose to great prosperity through shipping, commerce and banking, laying the groundwork for modern capitalism. These mostly independent statelets served as Europe's main trading hubs with Asia and the Near East, often enjoying a greater degree of democracy than the larger feudal monarchies that were consolidating throughout Europe; however, part of central Italy was under the control of the theocratic Papal States, while Southern Italy remained largely feudal until the 19th century, partially as a result of a succession of Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Angevin and Spanish conquests of the region.The Renaissance began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe, bringing a renewed interest in humanism, science, exploration and art. Italian culture flourished, producing famous scholars, artists and polymaths such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Galileo and Machiavelli. During the Middle Ages, Italian explorers such as Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, John Cabot and Giovanni da Verrazzano discovered new routes to the Far East and the New World, helping to usher in the European Age of Discovery. Nevertheless, Italy's commercial and political power significantly waned with the opening of trade routes that bypassed the Mediterranean. Centuries of infighting between the Italian city-states, such the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries, left the region fragmented, and it was subsequently conquered by European powers such as France, Spain, Turkey and Austria.By the mid-19th century, rising Italian nationalism and calls for independence from foreign control led to a period of revolutionary political upheaval. After centuries of foreign domination and political division, Italy was almost entirely unified in 1871, establishing the Kingdom of Italy as a great power. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, Italy rapidly industrialised, namely in the north, and acquired a colonial empire, while the south remained largely impoverished and excluded from industrialisation, fuelling a large and influential diaspora. Despite being one of the main victors in World War I, Italy entered a period of economic crisis and social turmoil, leading to the rise of a fascist dictatorship in 1922. Participation in World War II on the Axis side ended in military defeat, economic destruction and the Italian Civil War. Following the liberation of Italy and the rise of the resistance, the country abolished the monarchy, reinstated democracy, enjoyed a prolonged economic boom and, despite periods of sociopolitical turmoil (e.g. the anni di piombo, the Maxi Trial, and mani pulite) became a major advanced country.Today, Italy is considered to be one of the world's most culturally and economically developed countries, with its economy ranking eighth largest in the world and third in the Eurozone. As an advanced economy, it has the sixth-largest worldwide national wealth, and is ranked third for its central bank gold reserve. Italy has a very high level of human development, and it stands among the top countries for life expectancy. The country plays a prominent role in regional and global economic, military, cultural and diplomatic affairs, and it is both a regional power and a great power. Italy is a founding and leading member of the European Union and a member of numerous international institutions, including the UN, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE, the WTO, the G7, the G20, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Council of Europe, Uniting for Consensus, the Schengen Area and many more.As a reflection of its cultural wealth, Italy is home to 54 World Heritage Sites, the most in the world, and is the fifth-most visited country.