The newest Italian community in Romania (formed after the ‘90s) was built as a result of business growth in our country. Most entrepreneurs are interested in constructions, real estate, trade and energy fields. However, it is important to emphasize the Italians’ interest in Romania for culture and art and their tendency to put their mark on the cuisine, especially in urban areas, where they managed to turn the Italian restaurants into places for true gourmets.
The descendants of old families settled in Romania represent another Italian community very important in demographic terms. They have also managed to properly integrate in the Romanian landscape.
Although after the census of 2011 only 3200 people declared being of Italian origin, it is estimated that the actual number of Italians in Romania is actually tens of thousands. There is no specific geographic area of this community since the Italians spread all over Romania. This phenomenon is strongly influenced by the old and extremely interesting history of Italian communities in Romania.
Centuries ago the socio-economic context in our country brought thousands of Italians interested in the fields of architecture, construction and infrastructure. In the context of starting underground resource exploitation and forestry projects, in the second half of the nineteenth century another wave of Italian workers arrived in Romania. Important to point out is that not only skilled workers from Italy were interested in Romania but also farmers, merchants, scholars and entrepreneurs. Although life in Romania proved to be hostile in some periods, the Italians built many communities in various parts of the country. Some of them chose to return to Italy, others were forced. Those who stayed form a large community represented at political level and very engaged in the social, cultural and economic life of Romania.
National Day of Italy
June 2nd, the date of the unification of Italy
The Italian film Festival