Top 10: The best Italian inventions
Jeans, newspapers, telephones... All familiar components of everyday life; all invented by Italians. Here, The Local lists ten Italian inventions you may not have known about.
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Newspapers. Arguably, the newspaper can be traced back to Venice in 1556, when the government published monthly handwritten news-sheets, called “avvisi”. No crosswords or cartoons: the avvisi typically used to carry political, military and economic news.