When did Italy become Italy?

There have been many changes in Italy's borders during the 20th century; however Italy became Italy in 1861 with the Risorgimento, or the unification. The risorgimento united Italy between the papal states, the kingdom of Sicily and calabria, the venetian empire and several other regions.

The current borders of Italy came after the end of World War 2, when Italy officially gained several areas in the north which previously belonged to the former Yugoslavia.