Based on a upsized Littorio-class, these ships used upsized 16.5in guns, that were otherwise a scaled up version of the guns from the Littorio-class. The largest class of Italian warships, she was basically an upscaled Littorio when it came to hull design.
Overall, they served predominately in the Mediterranean, making rare Atlantic sorties. The armor scheme was nothing special, and were downright pathetic in certain areas of the ship. Overall, these ships helped enforce Italian navy presence in the Mediterranean.