The Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana
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, trans. Official Gazette of the Italian Republic
) is the official journal
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of record of the Italian government. It is published by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato
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The Gazzetta Ufficiale
promulgates acts of the Italian Parliament (comprising the Senate of the Republic
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and Chamber of Deputies
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) and Decrees of the President of the Republic
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. On publication, legislation begins a brief period (usually 15 days) known as vacatio legis
, allowing for it to become widely known before taking legal effect.
comprises the General Series, published every weekday, together with the following special editions:
|1st Special Series
|| Constitutional Court
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|2nd Special Series
|| European Communities
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| Monday and Thursday
|3rd Special Series
|| The Regions
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|4th Special Series
|| Contests and Examinations
|| Tuesday and Friday
|5th Special Series
|| Public Contracts
|| Monday, Wednesday and Friday
, containing all other notices, is published on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The 5th Special Series has been published since 3 January 2007, bringing together listings published, until 31 December 2006, in Part II under Announcements and Auction Notices.
The Gazzetta Ufficiale
is available for free online consultation for a period of 60 days. A subscription is required to access back issues.
The Gazzetta Ufficiale
derives from the Gazzetta Piemontese
, the official newspaper of the Kingdom of Sardinia
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, which published from 2 August 1814 to 31 December 1859. An earlier Gazzetta Piemontese
had been published from 1797 to 1800, but was suspended during the Napoleonic period. Publication resumed with the Restoration and in 1848 the subtitle Giornale Ufficiale Del Regno
(Official Journal of the Kingdom
) was added. This became the Gazzetta Ufficiale del Regno d'Italia
on 4 January 1860 and finally, Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana
after the institutional referendum
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on the form of state held on 2 June 1946.
The Gazzetta Piemontese
title was revived as an unconnected newspaper in 1867; in 1895 it became the national daily La Stampa
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, published in Turin
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Project AU.G.U.STO. (Automazione Gazzetta Ufficiale Storica) will make the entire collection of Gazzetta Ufficiale del Regno d'Italia
available free of charge online.