Italy 1789 CE

Italy has become a magnet for European aristocrats visiting it on the "Grand Tour".

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What is happening in Italy in 1789CE

At the beginning of the 18th century Austria replaced Spain as the major power in Italy, gaining Milan and Naples in 1713, and Sicily in 1720. This situation was partially reversed when, in 1734, the Spanish Bourbons received Naples and Sicily (the kingdom of the Two Sicilies). In compensation, the Austrian Hapsburgs gained Tuscany. The only two Italian states to retain their independence under native rulers are Savoy, whose duke has been made king of Piedmont-Sardinia, and the Venetian Republic.

During the 18th century, Italy has become a magnet for European aristocrats, visiting the country for its Roman remains and Renaissance heritage on the “Grand Tour”.

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