From food to fashion, Italian culture is very unique and well known. Italy always has a reason to celebrate a holiday, and there is never one birthday or event that goes by without some kind of celebration. Italians enjoy dancing, which is also a big part in their culture. Food is another big part in Italian culture, and all around the world people are familiar with this. Italian culture having to do with clothing has began to change through the years, unlike literature where all tales and stories have been famous since many years back.
Italy is shaped like a boat figure when looking. It is home to very high mountain ranges, and the alps of Italy are very well known throughout the whole world. The Mediterranean sea surrounds the Southern part of Italy on the map. As for the political geography, the people in Italy are very independent. Each town is extremely different from the next and there are few main roadways. 3,000 years ago, Italy was very divided, but today it has been unified for over half of a century. The capital of Italy is Rome, and for thousands of years, the architecture in Italy has always been something that everyone notices. The well thought out designs have created something very pleasing for the eye.
The four main events that shaped Italy and got it to be the way it is today, happen to be The Revolutions of 1848, The 1861 Unification of Italy, The Rise and Fall of Fascism in 20th Century Italy, as well as The Formation of the Italian Republic in 1964. The Revolutions of 1848 had a big impact on European politics. This took place due to liberal and intellectual thinkers having different views. They had many different views but by the end of this conflict, they resolved these issues and abolished Monarchical Rule. Before the unification of Italy in 1861, Italy was made up of several states ruled by many different powers. After this conflict, they were all one big nation-state. The rise and The fall of Italy consisted of post WWI, when they were in a lot of debt. Benito Mussolini fixed ths, when he became dictator, after abolishing liberal government. Finally, after WWII, Italians voted for the Republican government, known as, The Formation of the Italian Republic in 1964.
In Italy, the Parma ham industry is accusing animal welfare groups for very damaging campaigns. They released 'grim' and unpleasant images of pigs kept in filthy and terrible conditions, which Parma feels could ruin the whole business. Injured animals and very unfair treatment was shown within these photos. The company says they are improperly showing the conditions and that these people just want fame for themselves. The company makes millions of dollars a year, but these pigs were shown dead and very sick in these videos and images. Vets are even beginning to comment about the condition of these pigs. On the other hand, people who are in support of this company feel as though, it's the way many people get us our food and that people need to let this go. Further conversation will be had to determine what they will do, and if they will begin to change the way they are holding and breeding these pigs for humans to eat.
The Milan Cathedral is also known as the “Duomo di Milano”. It is in the center of Ancient Milano. It is actually one of the largest Catholic Cathedrals ever built. It is famous for the decorations and marble statues. It took many centuries to create this breathtaking landmark in Italy. In 1386, this building began to be built. Construction was set back for many years due to problems with money. Facade is a very famous statue behind the altar of this amazing Cathedral. In 1805, the construction was still going on and the final details were finished on January 6, 1965. It took more than 600 years to finally open it. It is considered a true “Gothic Masterpiece”. From the roof you can see the top of the alps and also get a closer look at the golden statues on top of it.