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.
If anyone is interested *looks around* I managed to find it!
Enrico Masini - Lauretta Mia
It's a lovely song so check it out if you get the opportunity.
Yes, its a beautiful song and I always end up crying and ruining my make up..
This song is played very often at Italian weddings here and when I got married I purposely chose not to play it..although months earlier I bought the "album" (remember those?) to practice dancing with my Dad. After playing it once Dad and I both decided we couldn't do it!
Thanks for reminding me of this. I'm on my way to my parents house now..think I'll give my Dad a big hug and kiss..especially since my wedding anniversary is in 2 weeks
Can anyone help me out so I can get myself a copy of it
Not sure but it should be available on cd at any Italian record store...
Where abouts do you live? If you have trouble finding it I can search here for you. I'm sure its available. If not, I'll see if I can tape it for you. You can reply to me if you're interested through Private Message and we can exchange personal info..