THE ITALIAN CORNER - ITALIAN RESOURCES, INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Italian interests and facts for your enjoyment.

 ITALIAN GIFTS under $30

ITALIAN ART
ITALIAN ART STUDIO  is an Italian-themed Art Gallery featuring artwork by Angelica DiChiara-Hardin.

ITALIAN ASSOCIATIONS
ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (IACCW) Chapters in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and Houston.

ITALIAN FASHION
ELIZABETTA is an online boutique that sells exquisite silk, cashmere and wool fashion scarves, shawls and wraps from Italy and the Mediterranean for women and men.  Hand selected and imported by a designer.

ITALIAN FEASTS or FESTAS
FEAST OF SAINTS COSMAS & DAMIEN (Cambridge, MA)
FESTA ITALIANA TAMPA
(Tampa Bay, FL)
ITALIA UNITA FESTA
(Boston, MA)

FEAST OF SAN GENARRO (Los Angeles, CA)
FESTA ITALIANA (Houston, TX)
FESTA ITALIANA (Syracuse, NY)
FESTA ITALIANA (Portland, OR)
LA FESTA ITALIANA (Scranton, PA)

ITALIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL (West Windsor, NJ)
ITALIAN FESTIVAL
(Sacramento, CA)
FESTA ITALIANA (Seattle, WA)
ITALIAN FESTIVAL (Wheeling, WV)
FESTA ITALIANA (Milwaukee, WI)
LITTLE ITALY FESTA (San Diego, CA)
W. VIRGINIA ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Clarksville, WV)
MADONNA DEL SOCORRO 
 (Boston, MA)

ITALIAN FILM
ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL (San Francisco, CA)

ITALIAN AMERICANS AND FEDERAL HILL is a nostalgic yet historically correct documentary film addresses the many barriers and challenges our Italian ancestors successfully overcame as they became an integral part of America's cultural fabric.
ITALIAN FILM, FASHION & ART FEST (Los Angeles, CA)

ITALIAN FOOD & WINE
SPAGHETTI SAUCE AND MEATBALLS a charming & authentic Italian recipe site filled with step by step detailed instructions. Mangia! Mangia!

ITALIAN GENEALOGY
ITALIAMERICA is an Italian American link between you and your family roots & culture in Southern Italy.
ITALIANANCESTRY.COM an Italian genealogical site plus more.

ITALIAN GOVERNMENT IN USA
ITALIAN EMBASSY (United States of America) 
CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY (Los Angeles)

ITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOLS
SCUOLA LEONARDO da VINCI teaches the Italian language in Florence, Rome and Siena while learning the Italian culture.

ITALIAN MUSEUMS
THE ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (NY, NY) is dedicated to exploring the rich cultural heritage of Italy & Italian Americans. Sponsors exhibitions, festivals, lectures, symposia & educational travel programs in Europe with a focus on Italy and its contributions to the world. Also houses precious collections of objects & memorabilia on the Italian American experience.

ITALIAN ORGANIZATIONS
(Cultural, Historical, Religious & Social)

ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION (ICF) is a family oriented, non-profit fraternal organization dedicated to promoting activities that build family spirit and bring men and women of all ages together. Members share their culture, heritage and religious beliefs.

NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION (NIAF) is a major advocate in Washington, DC for Italian Americans.  Preserves and protects Italian American heritage and culture.
FIERI INTERNATIONAL is an international organization of students & young professionals preserving italian culture, facilitating career opportunities & networking relationships and promoting a positive image of Italian Americans.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN (NOIAW) is an organization for women of Italian ancestry. Supports the educational & professional aspirations of its members and combats ethnic stereotypes by promoting positive role models.
ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA (OSIA) is the largest and longest-established national organization for men & women of Italian heritage in the USA. Preserves and encourages Italian language, culture, traditions, history & heritage. Also, promotes cultural relations between the USA and Italy.
UNICO is the largest Italian American Service Organization similar to Lions, Kiwanis & Rotary.

ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS & WRITINGS
PRIMO Magazine
is a bimonthly magazine for and about Italian Americans. PRIMO features in-depth articles on Italian American history, heritage, neighborhoods, accomplishments and current events. PRIMO also features articles on Italy's relationship with America and the impact that it had on American culture. Subscribe to PRIMO today.
ITALIAN AMERICAN PRESS
a useful website where you can find self published writings, sheet music & teaching resources from Italian American writers.

ITALIAN TRIBUNE features articles about Italian American heritage & culture. Founded in 1931.

ITALIAN SPORTS
UEFA
is Europe's football (soccer) website. Track your favorite Italian team.

ITALIAN TRAVEL & TOURISM
ITALIAN TOURIST BOARD (Rome, ITALY)
ABRUZZO VILLAS Vacation stays in Abuzzo Italy.
TUSCAN DREAM offers fine Tuscany Vacation Homes and Tuscany villa rentals throughout this beautiful region of Italy - including Siena, Chianti & Florence. Our villas are carefully chosen for a perfect holiday in this lovely region.
ABOUT FLORENCE offers interesting & useful information about one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence. We have collected for you the most precious historical and practical information available.

SLOW TRAVEL lists of vacation rentals, reviews of vacation rentals, hotels and restaurants in Italy, Provides European trip planning, survival guides, trip reports, travel notes, classified listings, a photo gallery and a great message board.

ITALIAN WEDDINGS & ITALIAN EVENT PLANNING (Italian Wedding & event guides, planners, favors/bomboniere )

CONFETTI PELINO traditional Italian Bomboniere. USA based.
BOMBONIERE da ROSSANA Italian Bomboniere for your special moments. USA based.
THE BOMBONIERE SHOP exquisite guest favors and gifts. USA based.

EXCLUSIVE ITALY WEDDINGS provides quality services for weddings throughout Italy. Let us look after your wedding in Italy.

ITALIAN WEDDINGS a guide to getting married in Italy that leads the way in planning romantic Italian Weddings for couples from all over the world.
BEST ITALIAN WEDDINGS a wedding planning service specializing in civil & religious weddings for non-Italian citizens in the most fantastic venues of Italy. Destination wedding consultants that organize spectacular weddings for famous couples or simple marriages for couples who have come to Italy alone for a romantic elopement.
WEDDING ITALY wedding planners with years of experience in destination weddings in Italy that are completely tailored
to meet your individual desires.

ITALIAN WEDDING PLANNERS specialists in weddings in Tuscany and Umbria. Arrange beautiful weddings in Italy for foreigners.
WEDDINGS IN ITALY have d
estination weddings in Italy. Choose from a variety of Italy's most romantic and exotic destination wedding locations. Italy is one of the most romantic, beautiful, exotic and convenient places for destination weddings abroad.

ITALIAN MISC.
THE PASSIONATE OLIVE
101 Things to do with Olive Oil.
ITALY WITH US offers you a unique way to enjoy all things Italian before, during, and after a visit to Italy. Even if you never visited Italy you can 'taste' the flavour of what Italy has to offer.
 

* As of 8/30/07.  Businesses and organizations - If you see your business or organization listed and there is no link back to your website on this page, we would gladly link to your site once you have placed a link to our website on your website.
Businesses only - all businesses listed on this page that don't have a link to us by 9/25/07, will lose their company's description and named mentioned on this page. After 9/25/07, we will gladly put your site's name, description and link, once you have placed a link to our website on your website.

** As of 8/25/07, links are given only to ITALIAN organizations, resources or companies that have reciprocal links with our website.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

We are not responsible for any information, products and/or services provided by any of the above links. The above links are meant for your enjoyment and/or research.  We do not list third party or affiliated sites.

If you are interested in placing a link to our website, contact us for consideration and/or for more information.  We only consider links to Italian related websites that give us a reciprocate link.

 

FAMOUS ITALIAN DISCOVERIES & INVENTIONS
The following is just a small sampling of how Italians have contributed memorably & significantly to our modern society through their inventions and discoveries. Can you think of another culture that has contributed so much to science, education, medicine and geography?  Soon we will be also listing more Italians who have contributed to the areas of medicine, art, literture, cinema, music, politics, sports, business, science, education, medicine and geography.  Names like Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci (America named after), Michaelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Fellini, the Medecis, Coppola, Scorsese, DiMaggio, Iacocca, Sinatra, Loren, DeNiro, Pacino, Capra plus more will not be overlooked. 

BOETHIUS developed the first Liberal Arts curriculum around 500AD.
BERNARDO BUONTALENTI invented gelato in the 16th century.

GIOVANNI CABOTO discovered Canada in 1497.
ANTONIO BENEDETTO CARPANO invented vermouth in 1786.
AMBROGIO CALEPINO compiled the first dictionary in 1502.
CIMABU father of the Italian painting style (realistic & spatial dimensions) which flourished during the Renaissance period.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS discovered the Americas in 1492.
BARTOLOMMEO CRISOFORI invented of the modern piano in 1709.
ALESSANDRO DANDINI invented the 3-way light bulb in the 20th century.

LEONARDO DA VINCI invented the parachute in 1480. Also had the first concept and designs for the following:  airplanes, air conditioner, oil lamp, alarm clock, printing press, odometer, machine gun, tanks, scuba outfits and life preserver. Did we say he could also paint timeless masterpieces?
JOHANN MARIE FARINA invented cologne in 1709
ENZO FERRARI designed & created a superior automoble named the Ferrari automoble in 1946.
ENRICO FERMI built the first nuclear reactor in 1942.
ACHILLE GAGGIA invented the modern espresso machine in 1946.
GALILEO GALILEI invented the compass in 1597, the thermometer in 1593 and discovered mountains and craters on the moon.
ROY JACUZZI invented the jacuzzi pool tub in 1968.

ANTONIO MEUCCI invented the telephone in 1871 although Alexander Graham Bell got the credit 5 years later.  In 2001 the US House of Representatives said that he should be recoginzed for the invention of the telephone.
ITALO MARCIONI invented the ice-cream cone in 1896 in New Jersey.
GUGLIELMO MARCONI invented the radio in 1895.
MARIA MONTESSORI developed the Montessori system of education in  1907. 
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI father of the modern opera. Late 1500s.
LUCA PACIOLI invented double entry accounting in 1494.

LUIGI PALMIERI invented the mercury electromagnetic seismograph in 1856.
JACOPO PERI created the first true opera in 1597.
ASCANIO SOBRERO discovered  nitroglycerine in the 1850s.
GASPARI TAGLIOCOZZI founded plastic surgery in the 1500s.
EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI invented the barometer in 1643.
PELLEGRINO TURRI invented carbon paper in 1806 and the typewriter in 1808.
ALESSANDRO VOLTA invented the battery in 1800.
FRANK J. ZAMBONI invented Zamboni ice resurfacing machine in 1949.

 

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