The Italian DBpedia has been developed and is maintained by a joint effort between SpazioDati s.r.l and the Web of Data research unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler based in Trento. Hosting is provided by the TOP-IX consortium (TOrino Piemonte Internet eXchange).
The project is lead by Marco Fossati (@hjfocs).
The Italian DBpedia uses the content collaboratively edited by the Wikipedia Italia community and it would not exist without the voluntary work of its authors. We then want to thank first every Wikipedia contributor. The Italian DBpedia is based on the outstanding job done by the international community which has collaboratively developed the code, the algorithms and the procedures to transform Wikipedia into a semantic knowledge base. The original project was initially developed and coordinated by the Leipzig University, the Freie Universität of Berlin and by OpenLink Software to whom we extend our thanks.