Neither New York, nor Buenos Aires. The largest Italian community outside Italy is located in Sao Paulo, the wealthiest and biggest city in South America. According to the Italian embassy, more than 3 million Italian immigrants and descendants live in the city.
The community in Sao Paulo is so vast that it outnumbers the traditional Italian colony of New York, which counts as many as 2 million people. However, the italian-americans are much better organized, which makes them known all around the world.
The Italian residents of Sao Paulo love to boast about the huge size of their community. To show off, they usually mention population numbers of Italian cities. Rome, for example, capital of the country, has 2.7 million inhabitants. Whereas more than 5 million people of Italian ascendancy live in the State of Sao Paulo.
During the main years of immigration (1870 till 1920), 1.3 million Italians arrived in Brazil. Aproximately 70% of them came to work and stay in Sao Paulo. The first ones to arrive in the country expecting to accomplish the prosperity dream were the Venetians and Lombardians. Citizens from Naples, Calabria and Sicily followed the suit.
The Italians established themselves in old labourer neighbourhoods such as Mooca, BrÃƒÂ¡s and Bexiga, still significant strongholds of the community.
The truth is that Italians established in the city and influenced its inhabitants with their culture and joyful way of living. Good Cantines and Italian restaurants are a trademark of Sao Paulo. Those places are just great to celebrate the victories of the Palmeiras - or of its biggest oponent, Corinthians - soccer teams that came out from Italian roots. It is easy to perceive the italian accent of the Sao Paulo natives during those parties.
Lololo the poster for this question only wants to know about 1880 to 1890 so your information is not responding to the inquiry. You appear tnot to rerad about what is wanted but only what you think you should put down....You should read and ponder. Peter
ptimber wrote:Lololo the poster for this question only wants to know about 1880 to 1890 so your information is not responding to the inquiry. You appear tnot to rerad about what is wanted but only what you think you should put down....You should read and ponder. Peter
HA HA HA, dont make me lagh! he already sayed THANKS FOR THE GREAT INFORMATION in my private.
ptimber wrote:But he did thank me the same way. her sent me an e-mail and we are meeting for lunch because he lives near me and we are going to go to the feast of San Gennaro together.....wanna come? Peter
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