Italy Began to Electrify Main Line Tracks

In 1902, Italy began the process of electrification. Continue reading

Roman Architectural Principles Applied to Building Techniques

Renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi of Florence, Italy first applied principle building techniques of classical Roman architecture to Gothic form by adding a dome to the unfinished Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue reading

Metal Pen Was Found in Roman Times

That right folks, the Egyptians were using reed pens long before the Romans began using metal pens. Remember Pompeii, Italy? Continue reading

Hydrofoil Boat Designed by a Helicopter Pioneer

The experimental hydrofoil boat was designed by Enrico Forlanini, an Italian helicopter and airship pioneer in 1905. Continue reading

Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading

Frozen Desserts Enjoyed by Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans first enjoyed frozen desserts after mixing fruit juice with mountain snow provided by runners. Continue reading

Pasta Not an Italian Invention

Most people believe that pasta was created by the Italians, not true. Try China. Continue reading

First Major Intercontinental Road was Silk Road (Route)

The Silk Road (route) was the first major intercontinental route that stretched 4,000 miles or (6,400 km) between China and Rome. Continue reading

Giambattista della Porta

Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dʒambatˈtista ˌdelːa ˈpɔrta]) (1535 – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.
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The first incubator for premature babies

In 1588 , an Italian natural philosopher, Giambattista della Porta invented an incubator for premature babies, which was a warming box for infants.
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