2015 in Italy

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The following lists events that will happen or have happened in 2015 in the Italian Republic .

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern and Western Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.



President of Italy head of state of Italy

The President of the Italian Republic is the head of state of Italy and in that role represents national unity and guarantees that Italian politics comply with the Constitution. The President's term of office lasts for seven years. The 11th President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, was elected on 10 May 2006 and elected to a second term for the first time in Italian Republic history on 20 April 2013. Following Napolitano's resignation, the incumbent President, former Constitutional judge Sergio Mattarella, was elected at the fourth ballot with 665 votes out of 1,009 on 31 January 2015.

Giorgio Napolitano 11th President of Italy

Giorgio Napolitano, is an Italian politician who served as the 11th President of the Republic from 2006 to 2015, and the only Italian President to be reelected to the Presidency. Due to his monarchical style and his dominant position in Italian politics, critics often refer to him as Re Giorgio. He is the longest serving President in the history of the modern Italian Republic, which has been in existence since 1946.

Sergio Mattarella 12th President of Italy

Sergio Mattarella is an Italian politician, lawyer and academic serving as the 12th and current President of Italy since 2015. He was previously Minister for Parliamentary Relations from 1987 to 1989, Minister of Public Education from 1989 to 1990, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy from 1998 to 1999 and Minister of Defence from 1999 to 2001. In 2011, he became an elected judge on the Constitutional Court. On 31 January 2015, he was elected by the Italian Parliament to serve as President of the Italian Republic.



January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 351 days remaining until the end of the year.


March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year.

Sicily Island in the Mediterranean and region of Italy

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is one of the five Italian autonomous regions, in Southern Italy along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana.


May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year.

October 31 is the 304th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year.

Expo 2015 was a universal exposition hosted by Milan, Italy. It opened on May 1 at 10:00 CEST and closed on October 31. Milan hosted an exposition for the second time; the first was the 1906 Milan International.



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  1. "Italy's President Leaves Renzi Down One Ally by Resigning". Bloomberg. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. "Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish".
  3. Известный итальянский модельер скончался в курортном отеле (in Russian)
  4. Addio a Giovanni Berlinguer, una vita nel Pci (in Italian)
  5. E' deceduto oggi a Roma il cardinale italiano Roberto Tucci (in Italian)
  6. Addio a Renzo Zorzi, un campione incompreso (in Italian)
  7. Vicenza Today. "Morta la ciclista vicentina Valeria Cappellotto per un male incurabile". geosnews.com (in Italian).