Questions tagged [italy]

for questions about claims based in Italy, or limited in Italy. The Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana) is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe.

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Did Mussolini say the state controlled three-fourths of the Italian economy?

Three-fourths of the Italian economy, industrial and agricultural, is in the hands of the state. And if I dare to introduce to Italy state capitalism or state socialism, which is the reverse side of ...
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Are a third of the crimes in Italy committed by migrants?

The Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is being criticized after numerous racist assaults happened after he introduced his anti-immigration policy: Italian Far Right's Salvini Under Fire After ...
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Did the police in Italy force an elderly hotel owner to house African Illegal Immigrants on his property?

This YouTube video documents an altercation in an Italian hotel: Italian Police have forced an elderly Hotel owner in Ficarolo (Rovigo) to house and provide for fifteen African illegal Immigrants ...
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Is a vegan diet nutritionally complete and suitable for babies?

We have a related question of a more general nature, but there has been a lot of talk in Italy on whether to disallow or otherwise restrict vegan diets to people who are below a certain age. This has ...
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Does the Italian mafia account for 7% of Italy's GDP?

Found it somewhere (which means I forgot where it was) and decided to ask about it here. Does the Italian mafia account for 7% of Italy's GDP?
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Catholic church owns 20% of all real estate in Italy

It is claimed that the Catholic church owns 20% of all real estate in Italy, and a quarter of all real estate in Rome. Read here. Even assuming this is the lump sum for all the parishes (not just the ...
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Are the citizens of Milan legally obliged to smile?

Another legal curiosity: It's been alleged that people in Milan have to smile by law. Is this true? If so, what is the legislation?
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Do a third of Italian men live with their parents?

I have heard that Italian men live with their parents as a racial stereotype joke and from some Italian friends. They say that this is true because they have seen these people in their environments or ...
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Was Leonardo da Vinci homosexual?

I have heard it a lot and read somewhere that he was homosexual like one of answers under the same question here: It's rather possible. He had been charged sometime in the late 1400's with sodomy ...
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Was Silvio Berlusconi working together with the Italian mafia?

Berlusconi implicated in deal with godfathers - The guardian Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, was in personal contact with some of the mafia's most senior bosses, a major mafia ...
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Does the 'Mafia' still exist in Italy?

Here is a claim that says the mafia still exist in Italy: Yes, sadly it does, and will ever does. I'm Italian. and it's not called mob.. or whatever. there are many clans, in several Italian ...
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Did the Vatican build a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions?

The Guardian, 21 January 2013: But these office blocks in one of London's most expensive districts are part of a surprising secret commercial property empire owned by the Vatican. Behind a ...
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Did Italian seismologists fail to give “adequate warning” about the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake?

From CBS News (October 22, 2012): An Italian court convicted seven scientists and experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn citizens before an earthquake struck central Italy ...
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Does St. Januarius' “blood” congeal and liquefy?

Saint Januarius is famous for the reputed miracle of the annual liquefaction of his blood, which, according to legend, was saved by a woman called Eusebia just after the saint's death. Thousands of ...
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Was the practice of eating fish during Lent started by the church to spur the economy of Italy?

At lunch today I heard the claim again that the practice of eating fish on Fridays during Lent was started by the church to help save a floundering Italian economy at a time when fishing was its ...