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A region of northeast Italy bordering on Switzerland and Austria. Long a part of the Holy Roman Empire, it passed to Austria c. 1803 and to Italy in 1919.
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1 billion is to be allocated between 2002 and 2006 to Piedmont, Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia-Guilia, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Lazio and Abruzzi.