New Italian Kingdom
for IL / Il Sole 24 Ore
Before 1861 Italy was not a unitary State. In center-south Italy Regal House of Bourbons dominated the Two Sicilies Kingdom (Regno delle Due Sicilie). After the invasion, Savoian Regal House took the power in whole Italy up to the Secondo World War of 1939/1945. After more than a century the Neo-Bourbonic and Neo-Savoian movements still wish the return of the old Royal Houses.