South Tyrol: A Test for European Unity

The Austrian government offered Italian South Tyrolians the Austrian citizenship. To their surprise, South Tyrolians did not care for their offer. South Tyrol (Alto Adige ital.) is a region with a complicated history. It is located in the North of Italy, bordering on Austria’s Tyrol and Switzerland’s Grisons. History Originally, it was settled in part by Alpine-Romans and by the old Bavarians. Then, it belonged to Austria-Hungary until 1919, before it was separated from the remaining Tyrol. The majority of … Continue reading South Tyrol: A Test for European Unity