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  • Italian food (pasta, pizza, risotto...)

    33 58.93%
  • Ice cream

    14 25.00%
  • Optical glasses

    10 17.86%
  • Mechanical clock

    11 19.64%
  • Thermometer & Barometer

    11 19.64%
  • Piano, violin, cello...

    20 35.71%
  • Classical music (Vivaldi, Albinoni, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi...)

    27 48.21%
  • Modern music (Pavarotti, Morricone, Zucchero, Ramazzotti,...)

    6 10.71%
  • Painting & scuplture (Brunelleschi, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Botticelli, Caravaggio...)

    35 62.50%
  • Italian fashion (Armani, Gucci, Prada, Versace...)

    17 30.36%
  • Italian sport cars (Ferrari, Bugatti, Maserati, Lamborghini...)

    17 30.36%
  • Navigators (Marco Polo, C. Columbus, A. Vespucci, G. Caboto, G. Verrazzano ...)

    20 35.71%
  • Italian literature (Dante Alighieri, Petrarca, Machiavelli, Eco...)

    19 33.93%
  • Italian cinema

    7 12.50%
  • Telephone (invented by A. Meucci, not A.G. Bell)

    18 32.14%
  • Tarot cards

    2 3.57%
  • Carnival

    2 3.57%
  • Other (please specify)

    5 8.93%
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    The term pizza was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy.[1] Modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish and its variants have since become popular and common in many areas of the world.[2]

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza


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    1 members found this post helpful.
    Pita...


    Is not pizza...


    Everyone wants to claim Columbus, except, of course, the Amerindians. Get in line.

    The invention of noodles may have been Chinese, or maybe as two very old agricultural societies it was "convergent" discovery. Regardless, we have brought it to perfection. Last count, we have 350 different varieties.

    http://www.italymagazine.com/dual-la...apes-are-there

    These are just a few:






    Likewise, tomatoes came from the New World, but tomato sauce is Italian.

    Find something else to ***** about.


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    In my view, Galileo is the greatest contribution to the world from Italy. How is he not on the list? At any rate, there are so many great contributions from Italy, it is hard to choose from among them. From your list, I would choose literature.

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    Electricity

    Antonio Pacinotti : 1865, inventor of the DC magnetoelectric generator

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    Radio

    Guglielmo Marconi : Radio Telephony and radio telegraphy. Nobel Prize 1909

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    Moka coffee machine

    Alfonso Bialetti : 1933

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    Nuclear Physics

    Enrico Fermi : Nobel Prize in Physics in 1938

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    Transport

    Corradino D'Ascanio: 1945, Vespa (Piaggio)

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    Electricity

    Alessandro Volta:1781, Electroscope,
    Alessandro Volta: 1782, Capacitor
    Alessandro Volta: 1800 , Volta stack or Volta Pile

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    Electricity

    Luigi Galvani : 1763, discovery of the phenomenon of electrical stimulation of organs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strudel View Post
    In my view, Galileo is the greatest contribution to the world from Italy. How is he not on the list?
    I agree. I voted Other and I specify Galileo. There were other Italians who contributed to science, but Galileo is arguably a primary founder of science as we know it. Not just Western science, since true science is entirely evidence driven, and therefore free from cultural context.

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