There have been three editions of Italian MADs. There were 13 issues in the first series, published between 4/71 & 3/73. The second series was published in 85/86 and consisted of 14 issues (issue 5&6 from 1985 were combined in a single issue). The third series consisted of 9 issues and was published in 90 & 91.
For some reason issues #s 6 through 13, from the first series, were printed in large format (roughly twice the size of “normal” MADs.) These issues are the size of Life Magazine (9.5 in. x 12.5 in) rather than the standard MAD size. It seems they made them larger to compete for shelf space.
What do you know about MAD in Italy?