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Italian Peninsula

The Italian Peninsula, Apennine Peninsula or Mainland Italy, also Italy (Penisola appenninica, Terraferma or Continente) is the central and the smallest of the three large peninsulas of Southern Europe (the other two being the Iberian Peninsula and Balkan Peninsula), spanning from the Po Valley in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea in the south. The peninsula's shape gives it the nickname Lo Stivale (The Boot). Three smaller peninsulas contribute to this characteristic shape, namely Calabria (the "toe"), Salento (the "heel") and Gargano (the "spur")....

Italian Grand Prix

The Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running events on the Formula One calendar. The Italian Grand Prix was also one of the inaugural Formula One championship races in 1950, and has been held every year since then. The only other championship race for which this is true is the British Grand Prix, and the only other inaugural F1 races that are still on the calendar are the Monaco Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix. Every Formula One Italian Grand Prix since 1950 has been held at Monza (except in 1980, when it was held at Imola)....

Italian Hall disaster

The Italian Hall Disaster (sometimes referred to as the 1913 Massacre) is a tragedy that occurred on December 24, 1913 in Calumet, Michigan. Seventy-three men, women, and children, mostly striking mine workers and their families, were crushed to death in a stampede when someone falsely yelled "fire" at a crowded Christmas party. Background The Calumet and Hecla Mining Company ("C&H") was formed from the consolidation of the Calumet and Hecla mining companies in 1871. C&H was the single largest copper mining company in Michigan's copper country, which includes Copper Island....

2000 Italian Grand Prix

The 2000 Italian Grand Prix (formally the LXXI Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held on September 10, 2000 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Monza, Italy. It was the fourteenth race of the 2000 Formula One season. The race, contested over 53 laps, was won by Michael Schumacher driving a Ferrari car. Mika Häkkinen finished second in a McLaren car with Ralf Schumacher third for the Williams team. Michael Schumacher's win was his sixth of the season and Ferrari's seventh....

2001 Italian Grand Prix

The 2001 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monza on 16 September 2001. It was the fifteenth round of the 2001 Formula One season. The race, contested over 53 laps, was the first Formula One victory for Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya after a long battle with Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello, who finished second. The other Williams driver Ralf Schumacher finished third. Report Background This was the first F1 race held after the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States. As a mark of respect, several teams altered their cars' liveries....

2002 Italian Grand Prix

The 2002 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monza on September 15, 2002. It was another dominating one-two finish for Ferrari, with Rubens Barrichello winning on a two-stop strategy, in front of his one-stopping team mate Michael Schumacher. Jaguar-Cosworth's Eddie Irvine finished third. Classification QualifyingRaceStandings after the race Bold text indicates the World Champions. Drivers' Championship standings Constructors' Championship standings Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings....

2003 Italian Grand Prix

The 2003 Italian Grand Prix (formally the LXXIV Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held on September 14, 2003 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy. It was the fourteenth race of the 2003 Formula One season. The race, contested over 53 laps, was won by Michael Schumacher driving for Ferrari after starting from pole position. Juan Pablo Montoya finished second in a Williams car, with Rubens Barrichello third in the other Ferrari. ClassificationStandings after the race Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion....

2004 Italian Grand Prix

The 2004 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on September 12, 2004 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Ferrari took a 1-2 in front of the delighted Tifosi, with Rubens Barrichello ahead of team mate Michael Schumacher. Both cars had to make their way through the field from the back, Barrichello having made an early pitstop after choosing the wrong tyres at the start and Schumacher having spun on the first lap. The race was perhaps best known for speed records set during the race....

Italian cruiser Giovanni delle Bande Nere

Giovanni delle Bande Nere was an Italian light cruiser of the first group of the Condottieri class, which served in the Regia Marina during World War II. She was named after the eponymous 16th century condottiero and member of the Medici family. Her keel was laid down in 1928 at Cantieri Navali di Castellammare di Stabia, Castellammare di Stabia; she was launched on 27 April 1930, and her construction was completed in 1931. She was sunk on 1 April 1942 by the British submarine HMS Urge....

Italian cruiser Zara

Zara was an Italian Zara class heavy cruiser, which served in the Regia Marina during World War II. The cruiser was named after the Adriatic city of Zara (today Zadar). Design The Zara-class cruisers were developed to meet an Italian Navy requirement for a more heavily armoured class of cruisers than the previous fast, but lightly armoured Trento-class. This was particularly important as Italy's battleships were obsolete, and the new cruisers were needed to lead the Italian fleet....

Italian Republic (Napoleonic): The Italian Republic was a short-lived (1802–1805) republic located in Northern Italy. It was a vassal state of the First French Republic of Napoleon. The republic The Italian Republic was the ...

Italian submarine Scirè (1938): The Italian submarine Scirè (also known as Sciré or Scire in English) was an Italian Adua-class submarine, which served during World War II in the Regia Marina. It was named after the Ethiopian regi...

Italian Open (tennis): The Rome Masters (officially named as Internazionali BNL d'Italia) is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. It is the most prestigious red clay tennis tournament in the world after the Fren...

Italian Chapel: The Italian Chapel is a highly ornate Catholic chapel on Lamb Holm in the Orkney Islands. It was built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II, who were housed on the previously uninhabited is...

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art: The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is a museum in Canonbury Square in the district of Islington on the northern fringes of central London. It is the United Kingdom's only gallery devoted to...

Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni: Bartolomeo Colleoni was an Italian Condottieri class light cruiser, that served in the Regia Marina during World War II. It was named after Bartolomeo Colleoni, an Italian military leader of the 15th ...

2005 Italian Grand Prix: The 2005 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race, held on September 4, 2005 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit. Fifteenth race of the 2005 Formula One season, it was the event in which Juan P...

Borsa Italiana: The Borsa Italiana S.p.A., based in Milan, is Italy's main stock exchange. It was privatised in 1997 and is a part of the London Stock Exchange Group plc since 2007. In 2005, the companies listed on t...

Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires: The Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires is a private hospital in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. It has 500 beds and serves around 2,000 inpatients per month. Its main facilities cover a surface ar...

Italian cruiser Armando Diaz: Armando Diaz was a light cruiser of the and the sister-ship of the . She served in the Regia Marina during World War II. She was built by OTO, La Spezia, and named after Armando Diaz, an Italian Fiel...

2006 Italian Grand Prix: The 2006 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 September 2006 at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. It was the fifteenth round of the 2006 Formula One season, and was won by Michael Schu...

Italian Bridge: The Italian Bridge is the bridge across the Griboedov Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a single span, steel, pedestrian bridge next to Italian street (hence the name). The bridge's length is ...

Italian submarine Enrico Toti: Enrico Toti was a Balilla-class Italian submarine laid down on 26 January 1925 at the Odero-Terni-Orlando Naval Yard, located in Muggiano, La Spezia. She was one of four in her class, launched on 14 A...

Scuola Italiana Dante Alighieri: Scuola Italiana Dante Alighieri, better known as Colegio Dante Alighieri, is a traditional (and one of the oldest) Italian private school in Paraguay. The school is named after the famous Italian poe...

Gargiulo's Italian Restaurant: Gargiulo's is an Italian restaurant established in 1907 in Coney Island. The restaurant was started and run by Gus Garguilo, and later he was joined by his brother Louis and sisters Tessie and Angelin...

Italian Harlem: Italian Harlem was the name that was given to East Harlem in the New York City borough of Manhattan, when it was largely inhabited by an Italian American population. It was also the first part of Ma...

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana: The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, also known as the Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro or simply the Colosseo Quadrato (Square Colosseum), is an icon of Fascist architecture. It lies in the distric...

2007 Italian Grand Prix: The 2007 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held from 7 to 9 September 2007 at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy. It was the thirteenth race of the 2007 Formula One season. Going into the...

Italian Synagogue (Istanbul): The Italian Synagogue, also known as Kal de los Frankos, is a synagogue located north of the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. The synagogue was established by the Italian Jewish community of Istanbul...

Vittoriale degli italiani: The Vittoriale degli italiani (English translation: The shrine of Italian victories) is a hillside estate in the town of Gardone Riviera overlooking the Garda lake in province of Brescia, Lombardy. It...

2008 Italian Grand Prix: The 2008 Italian Grand Prix (formally the LXXIX Gran Premio Santander d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held on September 14, 2008 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy. It was the 14t...

Italian submarine Console Generale Liuzzi: Console Generale Liuzzi was an Italian Liuzzi-class ocean-going submarine of the Regia Marina, launched in 1939 and sunk in 1940 by Royal Navy destroyers. Construction Liuzzi was built at the Tosi Sh...

2008 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix: The 2008 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 2008 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 30 May-1 June 2008 at the Mugello Circuit. It marked Valentino Rossi's seven...

Yacht Club Italiano: The Yacht Club Italiano is a yacht club in Genoa, Italy. History It was founded in 1879 and is one of the oldest sailing clubs in the Mediterranean. This club was bestowed Royal Patronage by HRH Kin...

Italian auxiliary ship Olterra: The auxiliary ship Olterra was a 5,000 ton Italian tanker scuttled by her own crew at Algeciras in the Bay of Gibraltar on 10 June 1940, after the entry of Italy in World War II. She was recovered in ...

Italian submarine Nereide: Nereide was a in the Italian Royal Navy during World War I. She was built 1911–1913 at the navy yard at Venice and was sunk in 1915 by the Austro-Hungarian submarine under the command of Georg Ri...

Pietermaritzburg Italian P.O.W. Church: The Pietermaritzburg Italian P.O.W. Church is a provincial heritage site in Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. In 1977 it was described in the Government Gazette as...

Italian Aerospace Research Centre: The Italian Aerospace Research Centre (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali - CIRA) is a consortium established in July 1984 to promote the growth and success of the aerospace industry in Italy (its ...

Italian submarine Durbo: The Italian submarine Durbo was an Italian Adua-class submarine serving in the Regia Marina during World War II. She was named after Durbo in Ethiopia and was built in OTO's shipyard. She was laid do...

Museum of Italian Art: The Museum of Italian Art is a public museum in Lima, Peru, under the administration of the National Culture Institute. It's the only European arts museum in Peru. History The Museum of Italian Art wa...

Italian Graubünden: The Italian Graubünden or Italian Grigioni is the region of the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland where Italian and Lombard are spoken. Located in the southernmost part of the canton, it includes ...

Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo da Vinci was a of the Italian navy during World War II. It operated in the Atlantic from September 1940 until its loss in May 1943, and became the top scoring non-German submarine of the en...

NATO Rapid Deployable Italian Corps: The NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy (NRDC-IT) (also Rapid Deployable Italian Corps) is a corps headquarters of the Italian Army. It was established in November 2001 as a High Readiness Force (HR...

Italian cruiser Pola: The Pola was a Zara class heavy cruiser of the Italian Regia Marina. She was built in the OTO shipyard at Livorno and entered service in 1932. She was sunk in the battle of Cape Matapan (29 March 1941...

Italian cruiser Fiume: The Fiume was a Zara class heavy cruiser of the Italian Regia Marina. Her name derives from the city of Fiume and her motto Sic indeficienter virtus (thus with inexhaustible valour) derived from the c...

Saline (Italian river): The Saline is an Italian river whose source is east of Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia in the province of Teramo in Abruzzo. The river's source is north of Monte Camicia in the Gran Sasso d'Italia Mount...

Italian Horse Protection Association: The Italian Horse Protection Association (IHP) is the only rescue center in Italy for mistreated and confiscated equines, based on Law 189 of 2004 (Mistreatment of animals). Mission Mistreated equine...

Italian Hospital of Montevideo: The Italian Hospital of Montevideo, whose official name is Ospedale italiano Umberto I, is a clinic and sanatorium founded in 1890 near Parque Batlle, Montevideo. It lies just to the north of the 183...

Italian Court: The Italian Court (Czech: Vlašský Dvůr) is a palace in Kutná Hora. Originally, it was the seat of the Central Mint of Prague; it was named after the Italian experts who were at the forefront of t...

Italian cruiser Cesare Rossarol: Cesare Rossarol was a scout cruiser built in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, in 1913 and launched by S.A.I. Gio. Ansaldo & C. in Liguria, Italy, in 1914. Like her sister ships, the Alessandro Poerio and Gu...

Italian House: Italian House (also known as the Italian Kamienica, Montelupi House or Montelupi Kamienica) is a kamienica building in Main Square, Kraków, Poland. It was rebuilt in the 16th century by the Sebastia...

Italian submarine Delfino (1930): The Italian submarine Delfino was an Italian Italian Squalo-class submarine serving in the Regia Marina during World War II. This was the second unit to bear this name, after the first Delfino of 1892...

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