How can you describe the Italian people? Italians love sports. Cycling, skiing, soccer and motor racing are some of their most favorites. Family is very important for Italians. Often, the grandparents will live in the same home as parents and children.
Italians are famous for their inventions and discoveries. Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci helped discover parts of America. Marco Polo explored the East. Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist and artist who was the first to prove the world is round. Alessandro Volta studied electricity. We use his name today for the word “volt” which is a unit of electricity. Italians also invented the thermometer and the piano.