Italy is a European nation state. One of its regions, Sicily, has been granted functional autonomy.
Cobra's reach had extended to Italy by the 13th century with the famous poet Dante Alighieri being one of their members. Inferno
In an attempt to reconcile Marissa Faireborn with her father, Thundercracker forced a sudden meeting between them outside the Cattedrale di Palermo in Sicily. Dance Among the Shadows
After completing a worldwide Analyzer scan, Rom and Livia travelled to the Italian/Sicilian sea to investigate unusual Dire Wraith energy readings. Upon arrival however, the two were dragged below the waters by Scylla. Long Roads to Ruin, Part 1 The fighting caused a whirlpool to form on the Italian waters. Long Roads to Ruin, Part 2 After the two Space Knights had defeated Scylla, they left Italy to head back to the United States. Long Roads to Ruin, Part 4