Okay I’m sorry but I think that people just post this picture and have no idea what amazing historical significance this picture has (sorry Paige I love you to death sweetie but let me rant here)
First of all: let’s look at Romano, wearing his bitch ass red shirt and using a sword. Significance?
Well, the person who liberated southern Italy was a man by the name of Guiseppe Garibaldi. He had a whole group of men that followed him around, and they would go all throughout southern Italy and capture towns (from the Spanish, I presume, my history book wasn’t very specific, I apologize). Whenever he and his men went into battle to capture said towns, they always wore red shirts and used swords (guns, too, although those weren’t very popular with the general public as of yet). Thus, Garibaldi and his men became known as the Red Shirts.
Hence Romano wearing a red shirt.
As for Italy, I’m not too sure what the significance of his clothing is other than it looks like something a count would wear of that time (although I am merely presuming, please don’t quote me on this, I truthfully have no idea). The man who freed northern Italy from Austria(-Hungary?) was Camillo di Cavour, or Count Cavour (I can’t remember his real last name at the moment, but Cavour was the town he was a count in, not his real last name, hence the ‘di’ (of) in his name. Camillo OF Cavour, get it?) so Cavour liberated northern Italy not through warfare, but through diplomacy.
Seems like an Italy thing to do, right? Not want to hurt anyone, while Romano beat people up to get his way?
Think about it.
(Anyway, that’s why I love this picture so much)