Hello everybody, this is Donato speaking from Italy. I'm the community manager here for one of the most beautiful countries of the world... well, I know, I'm biased, but that's what I think.
The history of our country depicts us as travellers, and it's well known how many Italian people have been moving around the world for generations. Soon after the Second World War a great number of Italians moved to other countries such as the USA and Australia, building communities there, but very often keeping the love for their native country.
Although Italians are sometimes ridiculed for the attachment to their close family, with men being referred to as 'mummy's boys', I would call them
'family people'. That's why I strongly believe Italians will love -and many do already- to have the opportunity to find out more about their roots and get in touch with distant relatives on myheritage.
That is actually what is happening to me now that I am on the site: getting in touch with and feeling closer to my parents who live far from me, because you know- you love them, but with the distance and today's busy life, it is not always easy to find the time.
Not only people who live in Italy, but also the Italians whose ancestors moved from Italy and now want to retrace their paths to find out where they come from are invited to try out the site!