Gradisca d'Isonzo

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Gradisca d'Isonzo

(grädē`skä dēsôn`tsō), town, Friuli–Venezia Giulia, NE Italy, on the Isonzo River, near the Slovenian border. It is an agricultural center. The town was founded (late 15th cent.) by Venice as a fortress against the Turks. From 1754 to 1918 it formed with Gorizia (Görz) the crown land of Görz-Gradisca in the Austrian province of Küstenland.
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Two runs through the revised 80.15km of the Gradisca stage followed on Sunday before the return to Pordenone for the ceremonial finish.
It had also evolved, by 1956, as a predominantly middle-class, public sector economy, due largely to its function as the administrative and political capital of the Princely Country of Gorizia and Gradisca (1754-1919) under Hapsburg rule and then as provincial administrative capital for the fascist regime (1921-1943).
In particular, in December 2009 a rudimentary bomb partially exploded at night at Bocconi University, a prestigious private university in Milan, (42) while a letter bomb was sent to an immigration detention center in the northeastern town of Gradisca d'Isonzo, on the border with Slovenia.
(24) Magali Noel e un'attrice francese nota soprattutto per aver interpretato il ruolo di Gradisca in Amarcord (1973) di Fellini.
Customers in Reggio Emilia are being urged to walk to and from the market while donkeys Giada and Gradisca do the heavy lifting.
La situazione del Friuli dal punto di vista politico era alquanto complessa: dominio veneto dal 1420, ma con una forte presenza austriaca a Trieste e soprattutto nella contea di Gorizia e Gradisca, il che determinava una situazione di tensione e di incertezza tra Aquila Imperiale e Leone di San Marco, complicata anche dal contenzioso per il dominio di Aquileia, dove risiedeva e brigava l'ormai declinante Patriarca.
Patrizia D'Addario made the disclosures about Berlusconi's private life in her kiss-and-tell book Gradisca, Presidente ("Take Your Pleasure, Prime Minister"), which recently hit the Italian shelves.
In "Gradisca, Presidente," (At Your Pleasure, Premier), D'Addario elaborates on her earlier accounts of the night she spent with Mr Berlusconi in his Rome residence.
Such a disenchanted perspective of reality recalls not only Tondelli's Camere separate, where the protagonist painfully conquers maturity, but also the closing sequence of Amarcord, where the escapist ideals of Gradisca are exchanged for marriage to an Italian carabiniere.
VINCENT Butler's last official involvement as Ireland's under-16 manager will be next weeks Gradisca tournament in Italy.