Serbs in Italy
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Saint Spyridon Church, Trieste
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According to Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, the 19th century writer Giovanni de Rubertis considered the Schiavoni (Slavs) or Dalmati (Dalmatians) of Molise in Italy to be Serbs that were brought there by Skanderbeg during his Italian expedition in 1460-1462 along with the Albanians.
In 1497 Italian court poet Rogeri de Pacienza di Nardo wrote about a group of Serbian refugees who left the Despotate of Đurađ Branković to settle in the village of Gioia del Colle near Bari, Italy. He describes how they sang and danced the kolo (dance) in honour of the Queen of Naples, Isabella del Balzo. The names of the singers that Pacienza wrote down are common Serbian names.
-  46,958 (2013 census), "Foreign citizens" from Serbia (excl. Kosovo)
There are several community organizations of Serbs in Italy. The Association of Serbs of Italy was established in April 2015 by the combined organizations meeting in Trieste.
- Giovanni Raicevich was a famous Italian wrestler in the early 20th century.
- Siniša Mihajlović (born 1969), retired footballer (played for Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio and Internationale), current manager (for AC Milan), lives in Italy since 1992
- Dejan Stanković (born 1978), retired footballer (played for Lazio and Internationale), current assistant coach (for Udinese), lives in Italy since 1998
- Dušan Basta (born 1984), active footballer, plays for Lazio, lives in Italy since 2008
- Miloš Malivojević (born 1993), active footballer born in Scandiano, Reggio Emilia
- Marino Nicolich (born 1910), late footballer born in Monfalcone, whose name was italianized in "Marino Nicoli" by the Italian Fascist government.
- Dragan Travica (born 1986), volleyball player born in Croatia, son of the Serbian coach Ljubomir Travica; plays for the Italian national team
- Ljubomir Travica (born 1954), volleyball coach and retired player; has residence in Italy since he played for Modena in 1983. He is the father of Dragan Travica
- Marko Stanojevic (born 1979), rugby union player born in Birmingham to a Serbian father and an Italian mother. He played for the Italian national team.
- TV and cinema
- Nina Seničar (born 1985), model and actress, lives in Italy since 2006
- Sasha Montenegro (born 1945), actress born in Bari as Aleksandra Acimović Popović
- Ivan Rassimov (1938–2003), late actor born in Trieste to Serbian parents as Ivan Djerasimović; brother of Rada Rassimov.
- Rada Rassimov (born 1941), actress born in Trieste to Serbian parents as Rada Djerasimović; sister of Ivan Rassimov.
- Sara Jovanović (born 1993), Serbian singer born in Rome that represented Serbia at Eurovision Song Contest 2008
- Marcello Dudovich was born in 1878 and died in 1962. He was one of the most acclaimed commercial artists of art, prints and posters during his time.
- "Svetionik (Srbi u Italiji)". (Community page) (Serbian) (Italian)
- European Development centre (Serbian Diaspora in Italy)
- Mihajlović, Miodrag (March 1998), Српска насеља на југу Италије — Скавуни и њихове изворске виле [Serbian settlements in Southern Italy — Schiavoni and their spring fairies], Srpsko Nasleđe, Istorijske sveske (in Serbian), 3, Belgrade: Preduzeće za novinsko izdavačku delatnost glas, OCLC 40132319, archived from the original on 10 September 2012
- "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (PDF). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
- Kovačić, Risto (1885). "Srpske Naseobine u Južnoj Italiji". Glasnik Srpskoga učenog društva, Volume 62. Serbian Learned Society. pp. 273–340 . Retrieved 21 July 2011.
По господину де Рубертису, вели госп. Асколи ондје, први Срби — или како их онамо обичније зову Schiavoni или Dalmati — дошли су у Молизе заедно с Арбанасима (Албанези) што их је онамо довео Скендербег.
- Mundal, Else; Wellendorf, Jonas, eds. (2008). Oral Art Forms and Their Passage Into Writing. Museum Tusculanum Press. p. 98. ISBN 9788763505048.
- Sve Vesti, Udruzenje Srba "Vuk Karadzic" najstarija u Italiji
- RTS.rs, Srbi u severnoj Italiji
- "Rete Civica Trieste". Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- "Cittadini Stranieri". December 31, 2013.
Cittadini Stranieri. Popolazione residente per sesso e cittadinanza al 31 dicembre 2013 Italia - Europa
- "Formiran Savez Srba Italije". Dijaspora. Uprava za saradnju sa dijasporom i Srbima u regionu. 27 April 2015.