I like how they became known as the land of backstabbing diplomats as they were seen by both the HRE and France as their puppet and just had to choose the side that would not kill them.
My family is from Trieste though.
So many of them are wonderful, but it has to Venice doesn't it? What could possibly compare?
Can anyone spoon feed me Milan during that era? I actually know every little about it.
On the OP: I believe it's Florence. being the center of the Italian renaissance it fully expressed what Italians are capable of and just feel like the 'most Italian' to me, if that makes sense.
Venice was quite important to but I mostly remember it for it's trading influence.
Thanks to the Mafia it was probably one of the only places in Europe (in the past) where the working class could rise. I don't know why but i've always loved the idea of meritocracy
>whole population excommunicated
>stole a corpse and put it in pig meat so muslims wouldn't check
It's not a city-state, but the Sicilian kingdom I have always loved.
>Can anyone spoon feed me Milan during that era? I actually know every little about it.
A city-state opposed to the HRE that morphed into a dynastic state under the Visconti and then the Sforza condotierris, which was invaded into the Italian Wars and ultimately became part of the Habsburg Empire.
You know nothing of the wiles of the Venetians. Their crowning achievement was the 4th crusade, for which they were excommunicated to a fucking man. And that was simply a particularly egregious example of their usual bullshit.
>Modena won the Battle of Zappolino (the only battle of the war), and the bucket remains in Modena to this day.
Milan is the most beautiful city in Europe,it makes Paris look like Detroit.
Venezia a bestenzia, btfoing Ottomans and HRE at the same time
Does anybody know any good books about it?
Their technology is also top tier,their landsubs are revolutionary in wars against landlocked countries.
It's Croatian, it was an independent republic but it's population consisted of Croatians unlike some cities in Dalmatia and Istria which had a mixed Italian/Croatian population.
unfortunately, with the exception of rome, florence and venice, most scholarship on the other renaissance city-states is in Italian. Its especially ashame that Milan is not the focus of anglo-american scholarship because it was a huge played in italian renaissance politics baka senpai
Has to be Venice.
Rome is the only based city state in Italy
Da POPE will smite you with his holy army and besides it played a role in enforcing God's will in Italy! Habemus Papam!
I agree, and I think that the existence of ancient micronations in europe, was planned by many states to have areas to do buffer affairs. From a logical point of view is a non sense, because is accepting that a little country that talk your language, with people that have a job in your country, married with people of your country, that receive all resources for survival from your country, that share laws, etc... can have citizen with a different treatment only because are a different country de jure but not de facto.