Art, Cuisine, Famous Italians, Festivals, Folklore, Genealogy, Holidays, Hotels, Photos, Real Estate, Sports, Travel and More
Add your name to the collection.
Authentic Italian recipes for you to enjoy.
Enjoy photos of Italy, wine making & more.
Proverbs in Italian & English.
Weekly column dedicated to today's Italy.
by Francesca Di Meglio
Articles on growing up Italian.
by Cookie Curci
Una Mamma Italiana
Articles for Italian mammas.
by Tiffany Longo
Sign up for our FREE newsletter.
Test your knowledge of Italy.
Hyphenated Italians, the Italian Diaspora
Part 1 of 5: Introduction
I've seen numbers like 58 million Italians in Italy, and an estimated 50 million abroad of Italian descent. But if, as is estimated, 27 million people emigrated from Italy from 1870 to 1970, then the numbers are quite likely higher. Italians moved to places like Venezuela, Argentina, Canada, Australia, the USA, Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, and more.
The Italian Diaspora, like most Diaspora, is active abroad but largely ignored by the Italian government. The Ministry for Italians Abroad looks after the interests of only Italian citizens abroad. People of Italian origin are not considered Italian, and in the legal sense, the Ministry is correct. But for people who have all their lives been labeled "Italian", that can come as a surprise, if not a shock.
This article looks at the relationship between hyphenated Italians and native Italians.
Shirts & Novelties
Partner Links Shops/Stores Italiansrus Gear
Proudly display the colors of Italy with these great products.
The world largest online retailer for Premium Italian Fashions.
Travel Tour Italy
Customize your trip to Italy.