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Great Italians

In its long, great history, Italy was the birthplace of many famous personalities, known all over the world: explorers, scientists, politicians, athletes, musicians, and especially artists.

Italy has today about 60 million inhabitants, but probably as many descendants of Italians are in other countries of the world, where they greatly contributed with the genius of their heritage to the new homelands.

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Botticelli, Primavera
Sandro Botticelli
Primavera, one of the most cryptic paintings of the Italian Renaissance...
Ezio Bosso
Ezio Bosso
A maestro and pianist, an inspiration for musicians and anybody fighting against life's odds ...
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
A legend for his songs and voice, and among the most musically productive artists in history...
Coppola family
The Coppola Family
The Coppolas from Bernalda can boast winners of Academy Awards spanning three generations...
Santa Cecilia
Santa Cecilia
The patron of music, musicians and singers, this Roman martyr inspired Chaucer, Dryden, Haydn, Raphael...
Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
Brought the opera to a new level, exploring the psychology of his heroines...
Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace
One of the greatest names in the field of fashion and creativity...
Dean Martin
Dean Martin
Born Dino Crocetti, always kept his Italian roots alive as in "That's Amore"...
John Fante
John Fante
Born in Denver, 1909, is by now considered one of the great literary voices of the 20th century...
S.F. Vanni
S.F. Vanni
Sante Fortunato Vanni, Andrea Ragusa & the first Italian bookstore in the States.
Primo Carnera
Primo Carnera
Heavyweight world champion in 1933, the gentle giant, the walking mountain...
Frank Capra
Frank Capra
One of the most important filmmakers of the Hollywood golden era...

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