Pisa, site of the first chair of Information Sciences in Italy, thanks to its extensive scientific community made up of universities, CNR and schools of excellence, is the center from which the Italian Internet spread, the technology that has revolutionized more than any other else our habits, our customs and our lives.

On the world chessboard, where the Internet finally prevailed, the CNUCE Institute of the CNR of Pisa played an important role, with pioneering and fascinating projects. The first Italian connection to the Internet, on April 30, 1986, was only the last meter of an exciting race towards innovation and the future.