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Italian heritage is rich and diverse. The following are links that we hope will provide further information about topics discussed on our site.
Card Game – Briscola

Briscola is a trick taking game popular in Italy. It uses the Italian 40 card deck. The object of the game is to take cards which give you or your team a high score.

Card Game – Scopa

Scopa is played by four players, two against two in fixed partnerships; you sit opposite your partner. As in most Italian games, play is anti-clockwise. An Italian 40-card pack is used.

General Game – Morra

Have you ever been to a picnic or social gathering and seen a group of men yelling and throwing fingers at each other? Did you ever wonder what exactly they were doing? Believe it or not they were enjoying a game of Morra, which just so happens to be a game that can be traced back to Roman times.

Sporting Game – Bocce

Throwing balls toward a target is the oldest game known to mankind. As early as 5000 B.C. the Egyptians played a form of Bocce with polished rocks.

Search Your Italian Surname

Enter your Italian surname in the search box on the upper left of the page at this link and see the distribution of the name in Italy and optionally in the US.

Italian Heritage – is your guide to Italy & Italian Culture on the Web. Enjoy as you learn more about the traditions, heritage and way of life that make Italians who they are.

Online Invitation Service – Evite

With more than 22 million registered users and over 25,000 invitations sent each hour, Evite is the top online invitation and social planning website.

Online Maps of Italy

Map of Italy is an Italian Altlas site dedicated to providing royalty free maps of Italy, maps of Italian cities and links of maps to buy.

Videos of Sicily

Sicily for You offers information, books and videos about Sicily.