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 am Pippo.
I would like to know more about noble family last names: for example, how do we recognize a noble or former noble family last name than a "regular" or "normal" one ?