Hello everyone, I've been lurking for a while, first post. Great site.Is forswearing of allegiance to the reigning foreign sovereign, as stated in the Naturalization declaration for the USA in the 1920's , the same as renouncing there citizenship to Italy? One of my grandfathers fought in WW1 and the other came over and was naturalized through the 5 year stay. I am still researching this but would like to know if the route to dual citizenship is closed. Thanks!
Naturalizing was not technically renunciation of Italian citizenship BUT before 1992, the act of naturalizing caused the loss of Italian citizenship.
That your grandfathers naturalized, however, does not necessarily mean that the door is closed. If one or both did so after your parent was born, the Italian line remains intact. If this is not the case, you would still be eligible by residing in Italy for three years.