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Background

The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was a sovereign state in Southern Europe that existed from December 1816 to February 1861, or rather to the unification of Italy. Before the French Revolution of 1789 and subsequent Napoleonic campaigns, the Bourbon dynasty had reigned over the same territories since 1734, but they were divided into two distinct realms: the kingdom of Naples and the kingdom of Sicily. One year after the Congress of Vienna and following the Treaty of Casalanza, the sovereign Ferdinando di Borbone, who before then assumed the Neapolitan crown (on this side of the Faro) as Ferdinand IV and the Sicilian one (beyond the Faro ) as Ferdinand III, united the two realms into a single state entity, through the Basic Law of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies of 8 December 1816, almost 400 years after the first proclamation of the Utriusque Siciliae Kingdom by Alfonso the Magnanimous. Initially the capital was Palermo, the secular seat of the Sicilian Parliament, but already the following year (1817) it was moved to Naples. Palermo continued to be considered the “capital city” of the island of Sicily The reign ended with the expedition of the Thousand, the signing of the armistice and the surrender of Francis II on February 17, 1861, and the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy on March 17 of the same year.
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies FA existed from 2008 to 2010, after which it disappeared. In 2018 President Amitrano participated in the CONIFA World Championship as a referee. Then in 2020 he established Kingdom of the Two Sicilies FA. From January 2021 an effective member of CONIFA, on December 8, 2021 Kingdom of the Two Sicilies played against Elba Island FA drawing 1 to 1. In June 2022, she will be one of the 12 national teams participating in the CONIFA European tournament in Nice, in Group A with County of Nice and Sardinia.

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02/06/2022

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08/12/2021

Elba Island - Two Sicilies 1-1

Latest News

November 29

Announcement | FA Elba Island to meet Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

Announcing the official CONIFA friendly match between the national teams of FA Elba Island and the Kingdom...

March 17

CONIFA European Football Cup Postponed

CONIFA can confirm that the 2021 European Football Cup (EFC), to be held in Nice,...

February 25

Groups announced for first-ever CONIFA World Women’s Football Cup

Sapmi and Northern Cyprus, who played in CONIFA’s first-ever official women’s match in November 2018,...

July 08

Media Advisory: Major CONIFA Announcement July 9

Football fans, supporters and members of the press: CONIFA will hold a press conference, viewable...