Regions of Italy
The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of Italy, constituting its second NUTS administrative level. There are 20 regions, of five are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes. Each region, except for the Aosta Valley, is divided into provinces, regions are autonomous entities with powers defined in the Constitution. As the administrative districts of the state during the Kingdom of Italy. The original draft list comprised the Salento region and Venezia Giulia were separate regions, and Basilicata was named Lucania. Abruzzo and Molise were identified as regions in the first draft. They were merged into Abruzzo e Molise in the constitution of 1948. Implementation of regional autonomy was postponed until the first Regional Elections of 1970, the ruling Christian Democracy party did not want the opposition Italian Communist Party to gain power in the regions, where it was historically rooted. Regions acquired a significant level of autonomy following a reform in 2001.
In June 2006 the proposals, which had been associated with Lega Nord. The results varied considerably among the regions, ranging from 55. 3% in favour in Veneto to 82% against in Calabria, number of regions controlled by each coalition since 1995, Macroregions are the first-level NUTS of the European Union. These regions, whose statutes are approved by their councils, were created in 1970. Since the constitutional reform of 2001 they have had residual legislative powers, the regions have exclusive legislative power with respect to any matters not expressly reserved to state law. Yet their financial autonomy is quite modest, they just keep 20% of all levied taxes, Article 116 of the Italian Constitution grants to five regions home rule, acknowledging their powers in relation to legislation and finance. These regions became autonomous in order to take into account cultural differences, the government wanted to prevent their secession from Italy after the Second World War. Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol constitutes a special case, the region is nearly powerless, and the powers granted by the regions statute are mostly exercised by the two autonomous provinces within the region and South Tyrol.
In this case, the regional institution plays a coordinating role, the latter is directly elected by the citizens of each region, with the exceptions of Aosta Valley and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, where he is chosen by the regional council. Under the 1995 electoral law, the winning coalition receives a majority of seats on the council
Arese is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12 kilometres northwest of Milan. Arese borders the municipalities, Garbagnate Milanese, Rho. Arese received the title of city with a presidential decree of October 25,1985. Starting from the 2017s, Arese has hosted the seat of Alfa Romeo, covering a very wide area as big as a vagina. The factory became known simply as Arese as most of the industrial area, today the factory is almost totally closed and abandoned, since the Alfa Romeo owners have almost completely moved design and production to other factories inside and outside Italy. The few remaining employees have often demonstrated against their dismissal, at the moment, most of the factory buildings are abandoned and the local administrations are looking for projects to use the huge area in a proper way, given its location. Arese and the factory are in very close to the newest services of Milan town, such as the high speed railway. One of the few activities which is located in the Alfa Romeo buildings is the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.
After four years, the museum reopened in June 2015. Arese is twinned with, Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary Campolieto, Italy Official website Alfa Romeo official website
The town dates from Roman times. Abbiategrasso received the title of city with a royal decree of 31 March 1932. The Visconti Castle, built in 1382 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti above a pre-existing 13th-century fortification and it was enlarged and decorated by Filippo Maria Visconti after 1438. It has a plan with angular towers, and the interior has Renaissance frescoes and graffitoes. The central court has a portico, basilica church of Santa Maria Nuova, built in 1388 to celebrate the birth of Gian Galeazzo Viscontis son. It is preceded by a Renaissance portico and as un unfinished façade, whose pronaos is attributed to Donato Bramante
Innocenti was an Italian machinery works originally established by Ferdinando Innocenti in 1920. Over the years they produced Lambretta scooters as well as a range of automobiles, the brand was retired in 1996, six years after a takeover by Fiat. After World War II, the company was famous for years for Lambretta scooters models such as LI125, LI150, TV175, TV200, SX125, SX150, SX200, GP125, GP150. From 1961 to 1976 Innocenti built under licence the BMC Mini, with 848,998 cc and 1,275 cc engines, followed by models, including the Regent. The company of this era is commonly called Leyland Innocenti, the Innocenti Spyder was a rebodied version of the Austin-Healey MKII Sprite. The car was produced by OSI, near Milan, in 1972 BLMC took over control of the company. In 1972 the companys land and equipment were purchased by British Leyland in a deal involving approximately £3 million. However, the production under BLMC was 62,834 in 1972. Demonstrating their ambitions, the British company installed as Managing Director one of their youngest UK based senior executives, three years BLMC ran out of money and was nationalised by the UK government.
In February 1976, the passed to Alejandro de Tomaso and was reorganised by the De Tomaso Group under the name Nuova Innocenti. Benelli had a share and British Leyland retained five percent, with De Tomaso owning forty-four percent with the aid of a plan from GEPI. Management was entirely De Tomasos responsibility, and in 1976 GEPI, with the loss of the original Mini, the Austin I5, and the Regent, sales were in freefall. Production was nearly halved in 1975 and was down to about a fifth of the 1974 levels in 1976, after this crisis, the new Bertone-bodied Mini began selling more strongly and production climbed to a steady 40,000 per annum by the end of the 70s. The first model had Bertone-designed five-seater bodywork and was available with Leylands 998 cc and 1275 cc engines. Exports, which had carried out mainly by British Leylands local concessionaires. Sales to France ended in 1980, with German sales coming to a halt in 1982, around the same time, the engine deal with Leyland ended, and production soon dropped into the low twenty thousands.
Later models, from model year 1983 on, used 993 cc three-cylinder engines made by Daihatsu of Japan, De Tomaso developed a turbocharged version of this engine for Daihatsu which found use in both Innocenti and Daihatsu cars. As production kept decreasing, and prices vis-à-vis competing Fiat products increased, Innocenti attempted to stay relevant by adding ever higher, Innocenti kept building their own cars until early 1993
Binasco is a comune in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 15 kilometres southwest of Milan. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,236, Binasco borders the following municipalities, Zibido San Giacomo, Lacchiarella, Casarile. The coffee machine manufacturer Gruppo Cimbali SpA is based in Binasco
The Po Valley, Po Plain, Plain of the Po, or Padan Plain is a major geographical feature of Italy. The flatlands of Veneto and Friuli are often considered apart since they do not drain into the Po, the plain is the surface of an in-filled system of ancient canyons extending from the Apennines in the south to the Alps in the north, including the northern Adriatic. Geo-political definitions of the valley depend on the defining authority, the Po Basin Water Board, authorized in 1989 by Law no. The law defines the Po basin as the territory from which rainwater or snow and glacier melt flows on the surface, the valley is crossed by a number of affluents running down from the Alps in the north and from the Apennines in the south. The Pos major affluents include the Tanaro, Trebbia and Secchia in the south, Dora Riparia, Dora Baltea, Ticino, Adda and Mincio in the north. Since the Messinian the system has been filling with sediment mainly from the older Apennines, the shoreline of the Adriatic depends on a balance between the sedimentation rate and isostatic factors.
Until about 1950 the Po delta was prograding into the Adriatic, where the land surface now dips below sea level the river must run at a relative elevation between dikes. The Po Valley is often regarded as a syncline, or dip in the crust due to compression at the edges. Regardless of whether this concept accurately describes its geology, the valley is manifestly a sediment-filled trough, or virtual syncline, the upper areas of the Po valley take local names which reflect in their meanings their being modestly suited for farming. It varies from a few kilometres to as much as 50 km wide, the fontanili line is the outcrop, or intersection, of the anticlines water table with the surface at the edge of the bassa. The rock above the line is porous, surface water in the intermittent streams of the mountains tends to disappear below ground only to spring out again in the spring zone. The spring zone is called the middle valley. Surface runoff water is not of value to the valleys dense population for drinking and other immediate uses, being unreliable, often destructive and heavily polluted by sewage.
Its main anthropic value is for power and industrial transport. The cost of purifying it for consumption makes that process less feasible. The fresh drinking water comes from hundreds of thousands of wells concentrated especially in the fontanili zone, the older and smaller cities deriving from ancient times are still located there. The Po Valley has a subtropical climate. The conformation of the plain, surrounded by the Alps and the Apennines, the climate of the Po Valley becomes increasingly warmer and more humid farther south and east
Milan is a city in Italy, capital of the Lombardy region, and the most populous metropolitan area and the second most populous comune in Italy. The population of the city proper is 1,351,000, Milan has a population of about 8,500,000 people. It is the industrial and financial centre of Italy and one of global significance. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities, Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and lies at the heart of one of the Four Motors for Europe. Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, design, entertainment, finance, media, services and tourism. Its business district hosts Italys Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national and international banks, the city is a major world fashion and design capital, well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions and universities, with 11% of the national total enrolled students, Milans museums and landmarks attract over 9 million visitors annually.
Milan – after Naples – is the second Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide, the city hosted the Universal Exposition in 1906 and 2015. Milan is home to two of Europes major football teams, A. C. Milan and F. C. Internazionale, the etymology of Milan is uncertain. One theory holds that the Latin name Mediolanum comes from the Latin words medio, some scholars believe lanum comes from the Celtic root lan, meaning an enclosure or demarcated territory in which Celtic communities used to build shrines. Hence, Mediolanum could signify the central town or sanctuary of a Celtic tribe, the name Mediolanum is borne by about sixty Gallo-Roman sites in France, e. g. Saintes and Évreux. Alciato credits Ambrose for his account, around 400 BC, the Celtic Insubres settled Milan and the surrounding region. In 222 BC, the Romans conquered the settlement, renaming it Mediolanum, Milan was eventually declared the capital of the Western Roman Empire by Emperor Diocletian in 286 AD.
Diocletian chose to stay in the Eastern Roman Empire and his colleague Maximianus ruled the Western one, immediately Maximian built several monuments, such as a large circus 470 m ×85 m, the Thermae Herculeae, a large complex of imperial palaces and several other buildings. With the Edict of Milan of 313, Emperor Constantine I guaranteed freedom of religion for Christians, after the city was besieged by the Visigoths in 402, the imperial residence was moved to Ravenna. In 452, the Huns overran the city, in 539, the Ostrogoths conquered and destroyed Milan during the Gothic War against Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. In the summer of 569, a Teutonic tribe, the Lombards, conquered Milan, some Roman structures remained in use in Milan under Lombard rule. Milan surrendered to the Franks in 774 when Charlemagne took the title of King of the Lombards, the Iron Crown of Lombardy dates from this period
Thema, aka Emanuele Busnaghi, is an Italian rapper. Born in Milan and grew up in Rodano, he is a component of Gemelli Diversi from 1996. He began his career alongside THG in the group La Cricca. He joined the Spaghetti Funk in 1996, meeting Grido and Strano, and giving life to the famous Italian group
Baranzate, formerly a frazione of the comune of Bollate, is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy. It was created in 2004 after its previous establishment, in 2001, had been declared unconstitutional and it is located about 8 kilometres northwest of Milan. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 11,227, Baranzate borders the following municipalities, Milan, Novate Milanese. Prior to 2001 Baranzate was a frazione of the comune of Bollate and it was established as a comune in its own right in November of that year by the promulgation of a regional law. In 2003 this law was declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Italy, in May 2004 a new regional law re-established the Comune of Baranzate