An 8-ton marble monument to Guglielmo Marconi dedicated by American signal soldiers 45 years ago is to be hauled off base and handed over to local Italians for a planned museum. The monument to the radio pioneer, dreamed up by troops at the U.S. Army Communication Site Coltano and dedicated in 1973 at a ceremony attended by the U.S. ambassador to I...

There's nothing like a sip of espresso to wake you up. With its distinctive, strong taste, it's a drink enjoyed by millions worldwide. But its invention at the turn of the 20th century wasn't an easy process. The drink was invented by Luigi Bezzerra, who discovered a way to speedily produce a single shot espresso in just seconds. While the principl...

The radio, considered among the most important invention of the twentieth century, is inextricably linked to the name of this great Italian scientist, known throughout the World as the precursor of the transmission models that still today are at the center of the distance communications system: Guglielmo Marconi.

In an era when long-distance communication was achieved by sending signals over telegraph wires, Italian electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi was one of a handful of researchers who suspected invisible radio waves might offer a better solution. Despite failing his college entrance exams, Marconi (1874–1937) went on to conduct some of the most impo...

There is a very good reason why, on May 11, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, presented “Guglielmo Marconi-A Conference.” It was the second in a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists who have made unique and stellar contributions to the world at large and have left their...

Thursday May 11 at 6:30 pm. At the Italian Cultural Institute - 601 South Van Ness F - San Francisco 94102 The Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, will hold the second of a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists who have made unique and stellar contributions to the world at large and have le...

Since the early 1900s, the Italian community has made up a large percentage of the population of Sault Ste. Marie. Upon arrival in their new community many Italian immigrants were surprised at the primitive conditions that they found.   Many of these new immigrants settled in the west end, in the area surrounding James Street, so that t...

Born in Bologna, Italy in 1874, died in Rome in 1937, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor Guglielmo Marconi did the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his experiments in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed the first effective system of radio communication. In 1899, he founded the Marconi Telegraph C...

A hundred years before iconic figures like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs permeated our lives, 60 years before Marshall McLuhan proclaimed media to be "the extensions of man," an Irish-Italian inventor laid the foundation of the communication explosion of the 21st century.   Guglielmo Marconi was arguably the first truly global figure in modern c...

Le statue, secondo Michele Frattallone, presidente della Galileo Legacy Foundation, si dividono in due categorie: attive e passive.   Appartengono alla seconda categoria quelle opere che, inaugurate in grande pompa, vengono poi lasciate al proprio destino, a raccogliere polvere come tristi monumenti a un passato incapace di connettersi al pr...