We are getting ahead of ourselves by two years....but, the Giro in 2011 will be a special one as well, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Planning for a special Giro that year has already begun.
Photo: Process of Italian Unification, captioned: Until 1860 present-day Italy was composed of several small states and territories. In 1860 almost all of the states in northern Italy became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia. In 1861 the Kingdom of Sardinia was joined by all the southern states except Rome and became the Kingdom of Italy. In 1871 Rome joined the now-united Italy and became its capital.
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