As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
I try to piece together more information about all the statutes of the teatro olimpico in Vicenza[. the latest list I got is by Magrini dated 1847! I am interested not only in the who is who but especially in the noble Vicentine families of that period, their relations, their quarrels, who was pro Emperor and who pro Venice etc. I would be very grateful for any help! Thanks in advance Caspar