100th Anniversary of the unification of Italy - Rome, Italy
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N 41° 53.602 E 012° 29.019
33T E 291246 N 4640999
Quick Description: A commemoration plaque of the centenary of the unification of Italy and the acclamation of Rome as capital
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 1/12/2012 3:48:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMDG50
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The following can be read in the plaque:

Il XXVII MARZO MCMLXI
CELEBRANDOSI IL CENTENARIO DELL'uNITA D'ITALIA
E DELLA ACCLAMAZIONE DI ROMA CAPITALE
LA CIVICA MAGISTRATURA
VOLLE QUI TESTIMONIARE
LA RICONOSCENZA DEL POPOLO ROMANO
AGLI ARTEFICI AL MARTIRI AI COMBATTENTI
CHE REALIZZARONO
L'UNITA POLITICA DELLE GENTE ITALICHE
PER NATURA A LINGUA FEDE TRADIZIONI E CULTURA
DA MILLENNI UNITE
NEL SACRO NOME DI ROMA

Which commemorates the unification of Italy and the acclamation of Rome as Capital, and marks the gratitude of the Roman people to the martyrs and combatants who have achieved the unification of the Italian people.

Italy

«Rome, the capital of Italy, was for centuries the political and religious centre of Western civilisation as the capital of the Roman Empire and site of the Holy See. After the decline of the Roman Empire, Italy endured numerous invasions by foreign peoples, from Germanic tribes such as the Lombards and Ostrogoths, to the Byzantines and later, the Normans, among others. Centuries later, Italy became the birthplace of Maritime republics and the Renaissance, an immensely fruitful intellectual movement that would prove to be integral in shaping the subsequent course of European thought.

Through much of its post-Roman history, Italy was fragmented into numerous kingdoms and city-states (such as the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Duchy of Milan), but was unified in 1861, following a tumultuous period in history known as "Il Risorgimento" ("The Resurgence").

The Italian unification (Italian: il Risorgimento, or "The Resurgence") was the political and social movement that agglomerated different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of Italy in the 19th century.»

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Subject: Country

Commemoration: 100th Anniversary

Date of Founding: 17th March 1861

Date of Commemoration: 27th March 1961

Address:
Piazza Campidoglio


Overview Photograph:

Yes


Detail Photograph:

Yes


Web site if available: [Web Link]

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