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.
Really enjoyed looking through the pictures of the Royals on the site. Those are great! Are those recent additions? I don't remember seeing them before. Wouldn't mind seeing some of the Naples royalty also.