Italian Serbs ( Serbs of Italy, Italian: ) number around 46,958 in the territory of Serbi in Italia Italy. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, the 19th century writer Giovanni de Rubertis considered the in Italy to be Serbs that were brought there by Schiavoni (Slavs) or Dalmati (Dalmatians) of Molise Skanderbeg during his Italian expedition in 1460—1462 along with the Albanians. [2 ]
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. [3 ]
In 1782 the first Serbian school opened in
Trieste, and in the 19th century the Serbian Orthodox "Saint Spyridon church" in Trieste was built near the Ponte Rosso square. [4 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
Some 40,000 Serbs live in northern Italy. In
Arzignano there are non-autochthonous thousands of Serbs from all over former Yugoslavia. In [5 ] Trieste, 10,000-15,000 Serbs live in the city. [6 ]
46,958 (2013 census), "Foreign citizens" from Serbia (excl. Kosovo) [7 ]
Notable people [ edit ]
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.
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 (born 1938-died 2003), late actor born in Trieste to Serbian parents as Ivan Djerasimović; brother of Rada Rassimov.
Rada Rassimov (born 1938), actress born in Trieste to Serbian parents as Rada Djerasimović; sister of Ivan Rassimov.
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.
Sara Jovanović (born 1993), Serbian singer born in Rome that represented Serbia at Eurovision Song Contest 2008
See also [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (PDF). Demo.istat.it . Retrieved . 2014-10-03
^ Kovačić, Risto (1885). "Srpske Naseobine u Južnoj Italiji". . Serbian Learned Society. pp. 273–340  Glasnik Srpskoga učenog društva, Volume 62 . 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). . Museum Tusculanum Press. p. 98. Oral Art Forms and Their Passage Into Writing 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