Various "dialects" are spoken, but Italian is taught in school and used in government. Currently, marriage is as free as anywhere else in the world. Aviano Air Base in northern Italy was a crucial base for launching air strikes into Kosovo and Yugoslavia.
Their family solidarity is focused on extended family rather than the West's idea of "the nuclear family" of just a mom, dad and kids, Wagner explained. There are pockets of German, Slovene, French, and other speakers.
Milan, Turin, and Genoa form the "industrial triangle. Theater performances have a long heritage here, based on the tradition of traveling players and their Canovaccio comedies.
The East, based out of the newly-built capital of Constantinople, in what is now Turkey, thrived, eventually becoming the long-lasting Byzantine Empire.