A.N.I.T.I., the Italian National Association of Translators and Interpreters, is a professional not-for-profit association founded in Milan on 27th April 1956 under the name S.N.I.T.I., the National Union of Translators and Interpreters, as evidenced in deed N°30984/502 by the Notary Public Tommaso Cucci which formalized the initial informal founding of the Union on 1st July 1951. The original offices were at Via P. Marocco 20, Milan. The common ground between the aims of the union- and association-based activities led to the name being changed to A.N.I.T.-S.N.I.T.I. on 1st January 1958. On 20th October 1972, the Association’s assembly appointed Professor Gustavo A. Dresbach as its General Secretary, transferring the offices to Via Lambrate 10, where they remain to this day. On 9th April 1978 the Association, which had long since defined its objectives, adopted its current name of A.N.I.T.I. A.N.I.T.I. today is one of the biggest Italian professional associations of translators and interpreters.The Association promotes Italian legislative regulation of the translator/interpreter profession, and pursues more active recognition of the professionalism of its members. It works both at institutional level and within the sphere of its membership. It seeks clarification of the relationship between professional translators and translation agencies, and aims for correct, consistent regulation of the work of translators in the Courts and the recognition of fair remuneration.