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mezzogiorno

Translation of mezzogiorno in English:

nome maschile

Cultural Note: Mezzogiorno

(or the Meridione) A term which means southern Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia. The south has a wealth of artistic treasures and beautiful countryside but economically it is less industrialized than the rest of Italy. In 1950 a special public body, the Cassa del Mezzogiorno, was set up to finance the development of the south with wide-ranging financial measures. Nowadays the Cassa del Mezzogiorno does not exist any more. However, the development of the south still remains a major problem for Italy today.

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