Megasites

Wikipedia L'enciclopedia libera
Italian language version of Wikipedia with close to 1M entries.

Search Engine Colossus - Italy
Links to primary Italy -- in Italian and English -- search engines and gateways.

Oxford University Language Center - Italian Links
Impressive collection of links to language, media, culture, and Literature resources. And there's a lot more!

DMOZ Open Directory - Italy
Large link collection, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc

Yahoo Regional Countries Links - Italy
Excellent Yahoo search engine links for everything from Arts and Humanities to Travel and more.
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Professional Italian Language Organizations Online Journals and Library Consortia

American Association for Italian Studies
A leading academic association for Italian studies with annual conference, book prizes, and list serve.

American Association for Teachers of Italian
"The American Association of Teachers of Italian was founded in 1924 to promote the study of Italian language, literature, and culture in schools, colleges and universities in North America. It has approximately 1500 members worldwide. The Association publishes the quarterly journal, Italica, and a twice-yearly Newsletter. It sponsors seminars and workshops in the broad area of Italian studies and holds annual meetings, usually in conjunction with ACTFL but also in Italy. AATI is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research in all areas of Italian studies.

Society for Italian Studies
The Society for Italian Studies supports academic Italian studies in Britain and Ireland.

British-Italian Society
"Since it was founded seventy years ago, the British-Italian Society (BIS) has worked to increase knowledge and understanding in the United Kingdom of Italian culture in its widest sense, in terms of history, institutions, way of life, language and contribution to civilisation."

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
The central national library in Florence.

OPAC SBN Catalogo del Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale
The online catalog of the public libraries in Italy, including the two national libraries of Rome and Florence.

MAI MetaOPAC Azalai Italiano
This site makes simultaneous searches possible in the OPACs of Italian libraries.

Biblioteche Italiane
Gateway to Italian libraries. Click on the name or map of an Italian county to get the list of local libraries.

Archivi. Sistema Archivistico Nazionale
Gateway to the system of state archives in Italy.

Italia Libri
An electronic monthly on Italian literature.

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Italian Language

Italian - Wikipedia
Main WIkipedia article on Italian language.

Italian Grammar- Wikipedia
Main WIkipedia article on Standard Italian.

Italian Language Links
From the University of Sussex Centre for Language Studies. Very strong in teaching resources.

Italian Language Sites
An impressive selection of sites and materials for Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Spanish from CALL@Hull, a collection of online Communications and Information Technology (C&IT) resources for teachers and learners of languages in higher education.

MERLOT - Italian Learning Materials
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) peer reviewed Italian language resources.

Martindale's Language Center: Italian Language Courses and Lessons
Probably the most comprehensive compendium of online Italian language course materials from basic and first-year to intermediate and advanced levels.

Best Italian Websites
Website of Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus of Italian, University of Northern Iowa.

Italian Television Online
YouTube presentations; also explore surrounding links.

Online Italian Language Lessons
Numerous online Italian language courses and lessons on YouTube.

Wikipedia L'enciclopedia libera
Italian language version of Wikipedia with close to 1M entries
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Italy - Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Italy
Links to Italian and English online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Italy
Solid selection of online national newspapers.

TV Streaming from Italy
Links to numerous live TV stations.

guardatv.it
Large portal for Italian cable channels and sites; requires registration.

Radio Stations World - Italy
Links to both national radio networks and news agencies.

Yahoo! News - Italy
Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA
SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

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Online Videos - Language, Music and Culture

Video Searches

Italian Movies on YouTube
Search for "Italian movie" on YouTube yields numerous clips and trailers.

Italian Documentaries on YouTube
Search for "Italian documentary" on YouTube produced interesting selection.

Italian Music Videos on YouTube
Search for "Italian Music Video" on YouTube produced wide variety of choices from traditional to rock.

Italian Commercials on YouTube
Search for "Italian commercial" on YouTube yielded interesting results.

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Literature

Biblioteca digitale IntraText Online
Substantial digital archive of Italian language literary, theatrical and religious works

WESSWeb - Italian Language and Literatur
Online text collections in Western European Literature. (Also noted above.)

Italian Literature - Wikipedia
Storia della letteratura italiana
Main Wikipedia articles on Italian Literature; English and Italian versions.

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Italy - History, Culture, Religion

WWW-VL History: Italy
Largest resource on the Internet with links to many areas and topics.

Wikipedia - History of Italy
Detailed online history with numerous hyperlinks to important events, personalities and places.

History of Italy: Primary Documents
Part of EuroDocs project of online sources for European History at Brigham Young University.

Italian History Time-line 19th Century to Present
Timeline from Wikipedia from 1848 times into 21st Century, with links to major events and personages.

Wikipedia - Italy
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted below).
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Italy - Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Italy
Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Italy
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Italy
From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations
"Welcome to the Web page of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations."

Europa: Gateway to the European Union - Italy
Italy has been a member of the EU since its inception.

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Italy - Country Studies

CIA World Factbook - Italy
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Italy
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Wikipedia - Italy
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted above).

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Italy - Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Italy
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

The International Monetary Fund Italy
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Italy
WBG Activities in Italy , with additional related links.

World Trade Organization - Italy
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Italy
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Italy 
About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Italy
The world's largest humanitarian network with nearly 100 million members, volunteers and supporters in 186 National Societies.

Amnesty International - Italy
Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Italy
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
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In-country Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

Italian University System
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - how it works, users' guide, documentation, etc. In Italian with English version.

Universities in Italy
Discusses education system and admissions; plus extensive list and links to public and private universities and colleges in Italy by regions.

Colleges and Universities in Italy
Basic list with links to national and private universities.

Universities in Italy
By 2011 University Web Ranking.

Libraries on the Web: Italy
List of online links to major Italian libraries.
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Italy - Travel Guides

Wikitravel - Italy
Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide.

Lonely Planet - Italy
By the good people at Lonely Planet, for the good people of the world.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Italy
Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

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