A southern European country. A member of the Triple Alliance during World War I. Ruled by Mussolini, Italy entered World War II in 1940 as an ally of Germany. In 1943, Italy surrendered to the Allies.
Top wine-producing regions include Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria, Veneto, Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige, Tuscany, Central Italy, Southern Italy.