Sicily had many invaders, including Saracens, Normans, and Aragonese. The most important of the islands are Sicily in the south and Sardinia in the northwest.
In 1720, Austrians ruled Sicily and at about the same time controlled northern Italy. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south, and the Alps to the north.
Tarantella dance is commonly practiced in most parts of Italy with regional differences.
Dottore is usually used when addressing anyone with a university degree ( dottoressa if it’s a woman) and employees may refer to their boss as director ( direttore) or presidente.
Professionals should be addressed by their titles such as professor ( professore), doctor ( dottore), engineer ( ingegnere), lawyer ( avvocato) and architect ( architetto).
In areas of Italy, where the Americans stayed during the Second World War, there is a strong, although small, following of the sport of baseball.
In Italy, traditional music differs from region to region and is heavily influenced by its historical past.