Emigration from Friuli Venezia Giulia to Belgium

Francesco Micelli

Emigration from Friuli Venezia Giulia has never attracted the interest of Friulian scholars of local history. The only relevant study was that carried out by Guglielmo Pitzalis in 1989 on the return to the valley of the River Natisone of those suffering from lung diseases and in particular, silicosis. It is useless at this point to conjecture on the reasons for this omission: it is more useful to plan a new research and to try to understand, for example, how the large Italian minority in the area of Charleroi live today.