Did you know that we are celebrating the contributions of an estimated 20 million Americans of Italian descent -- the fifth largest ethnic group in the United States? – National Italian American Foundation www.niaf.org
But really, when can we finally say goodbye – arrivederci – to the Italian images of the Godfather, fist-pumping bafoons and grease balls? For the millions of Italians and Italian Americans, these images are whole-heartedly inaccurate. Italians have made many significant contributions to our history, culture and every day life.
Here’s a list of our favorite Italian inventions. Our friends at ItaliansRus.com have a huge, mega, comprehensive list that will shock many of you. And yes, Antonio Meucci was the inventor of the telephone and was robbed by Alexander G. Bell. Read more about the scandal>>
So try an Italian recipe, kiss an Italian, learn a few Italian phrases and/or book a trip to Italy today. Today everyone is a bit Italian.
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